For Immediate Release: September 23, 2013
Thompson Health Board Chair William Kenyon Recognized for Leadership and Advocacy
Healthcare Trustees of New York State Award Honors Exceptional Impact in the Boardroom During Time of Health Care Transformation
(Bolton Landing, N.Y) Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) honored Thompson Health Board of Trustees Chair William Kenyon with its 2013 Trustee Leadership and Advocacy Award. This award recognizes tremendous leadership in positioning an organization to meet the challenges of today’s health care environment of reform and transformation.
“At a time when health care is changing rapidly and hospitals throughout the state are faced with new and varying challenges, William Kenyon shows that by strengthening partnerships and placing value on those who commit their lives to patients and residents, health systems can remain the trusted institutions their communities rely on,” said HTNYS Chair John Lane, who is a trustee at Winthrop-University Hospital.
Thompson Health is an integrated health care system in the Finger Lakes Region.
After serving on Thompson Health’s Foundation board for many years and as its chair from 1993 to 2002, Mr. Kenyon joined the Thompson hospital board, serving as chair from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, when the health system merged hospital and senior living boards, he joined the health system board, becoming its chair in 2009. In 2012, when Thompson affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Mr. Kenyon joined the URMC board, as well as its finance and audit/risk assessment committees.
As Thompson Health has undergone tremendous and positive change over the past decade, Mr. Kenyon has been at the forefront, providing trusted guidance and expert advice, devoting countless hours to ensure a vibrant health system for the community.
Mr. Kenyon runs a full-time law practice with his son and has served the legal community as a member and past president of the Ontario County Bar, and member of the New York State Bar Association. He is also a former Canandaigua Rotary Club member, served on the board of Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates, and as president of Canandaigua Lake Pure Waters.
The award was presented at HTNYS’ 33rd Annual Trustee Conference on September 20.