March/April 2007

Brinkley Named Manager of the Year


03-07Brinkley Photo

Ruth W. Brinkley, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., was named Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year for 2007. The award is presented annually by the member organizations of CAMOY (Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year). The award recognizes an executive manager who has made a significant contribution to the Chattanooga and Hamilton County area. Under Brinkley’s leadership, Memorial has been nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, cardiac care and patient safety. Memorial has also been named one of the Best Places to Work in Tennessee for the past two years. Brinkley is also active in community education, development and housing initiatives; is a member of several professional associations; and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.