Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO

Costs Of Care Charles Holland
Charles Holland

Distinct to Mr. Holland’s leadership is his commitment to advancing the stature of St. Bernard Hospital as a community leader. Mr. Holland has been integral in leading the work on establishing the hospital’s affordable housing project, the Pediatric Mobile Health Unit program and the St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center. His focus is on programs to keep people well and help prevent disease, and to advance health equity in South Side Chicago communities. In 2016, St. Bernard Hospital opened a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Center to extend the comprehensive services offered by the hospital to outpatient treatment.

Under Mr. Holland’s leadership, the hospital has improved its Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade to two consecutive “A” Grades in patient safety practices from an “F” in only two years. Most recently, St. Bernard Hospital was awarded a Transformation grant from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which will allow a collaboration of health equity leaders to establish a Center for Better Aging at St. Bernard Hospital. The center will provide transformative services for geriatric-centered care, addressing unmet needs and improving their wellbeing, while also creating jobs in the community.