NHRMC Trustee Ronald J. Isyk Honored by North Carolina Hospital Association

May 13, 2015

WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustee Ronald J. Isyk was among nine hospital trustees honored during the North Carolina Hospital Association’s Trustee Service Awards on April 25 during NCHA’s Annual Trustee Institute in Charlotte.

The award recognizes exemplary member hospital trustees who have made significant and unique contributions to their hospitals and the communities they serve.

Mr. Isyk, who has been a NHRMC board member for nine years, currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees; Audit Committee Chairman; Finance Committee Chairman; member of the Board of Trustees Nominating Committee; and represents the Board on the NHRMC Home Care Governance Board.

“Ron has the courage to lead the Board with his wealth of knowledge, meticulous attention to detail and expert understanding of the key business strategies needed to run a non-profit healthcare system,” said NHRMC President and CEO Jack Barto. “He has the ability to make the tough decisions that have strengthened our organization and positioned us to carry our success into the future.”

During his tenure, Mr. Isyk has played a leading role in every crucial expansion and every technological and financial improvement at NHRMC. These projects include the Board’s approval of a bond offering to invest more than $221 million into a master facility plan - the largest expansion and renovation project in the community's history - and the Board’s approval and support for a $56 million project to institute a new electronic medical records system at NHRMC.

“Our Board is better because of Ron’s acute dedication to gaining in-depth knowledge in the area of governance and his vital role as a mentor to other Trustees. With his expertise, we are able to continually identify areas for growth, and ultimately improve operations and patient care,” said NHRMC Board of Trustees Chairman John S. Pace, MD, JD.

The Trustee Service Awards were established in 1992 to recognize exceptional board service. “North Carolina’s community hospitals are in good hands thanks to the many dedicated and hardworking individuals serving as trustees,” the NCHA said in a statement.