Contact: Hannah Kirschbaum
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) recently bestowed their 2022 Rural Health Ambassador Award to Tami Chambers, MSN, MHA, RN, Chief Clinical Officer at Grant Regional Health Center.
The award recognizes health care employees at RWHC hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their respective organizations, while making significant contributions to rural health. Each recipient demonstrates a history of fostering positive communication and relations within the hospital's respective service area by serving on community boards/service organizations; taking advantage of volunteer or public speaking opportunities; and supporting community health activities beyond the scope of the hospital.
Tami has proven to be a bright light at Grant Regional, she has demonstrated what it means to be an effective leader during constant change and ongoing challenges. Throughout the ongoing pandemic, she has demonstrated her innate ability to lead through change, respond under pressure, continually adapt, and evolve to be successful. She is a team-player who leads with the intention to improve and transform. She is a leader who inspires her team to achieve greatness.
Incorporated in 1979, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative receives national recognition as one of the country's earliest and most successful models for networking among rural hospitals. RWHC serves as a catalyst for regional collaboration and as an aggressive, creative force on behalf of rural communities and rural health. Owned and operated by 45 acute, medical-surgical hospitals, RWHC offers its members a wide range of shared services that meet local community health needs, including: staffing, consulting, management, networking, and education. Grant Regional Health Center is an active member of RWHC; their employees support the shared mission of “strengthening and sustaining rural health”.