Georgetown Community Hospital Board Chair Honored with LifePoint Leadership Award

July 5, 2011

LifePoint Hospitals® recently awarded Georgetown Community Hospital Board President Dallas Blankenship with its 2011 Board Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes an individual who exemplifies LifePoint’s guiding principles – its High Five – by supporting the delivery of compassionate, high-quality patient care; supporting physicians to achieve clinical excellence; creating excellent workplaces for employees; strengthening the hospital’s role in the community; and helping ensure fiscal responsibility.

“The local board of trustees is a hallmark of every LifePoint hospital. They play a crucial role in representing the needs of our communities and in helping us achieve our mission of making communities healthier,” said David Dill, president and chief operating officer of LifePoint.  “LifePoint has been blessed with dedicated leaders in every community we serve. This is especially true in Georgetown, where, for 11 years, Dallas has played a significant role in shaping the future of the hospital.  He has been – and continues to be – a positive force, with an amazing ability to see the big picture.

“Dallas understands the challenges facing hospitals in today’s changing environment and that collaboration is the key to long-term success,” he added. “He knows how to bring people together to work in the best interest of the hospital and the community.”

“Dallas is an outstanding president of our Board of Trustees. In fact, he is the best I have worked with in my career,” said Georgetown Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jerry Dooley. “Dallas deserves this award for his leadership and dedication to Georgetown Community Hospital. Dallas has a way of assessing difficult situations and bringing people together. He is highly respected by his fellow board members, the medical staff, and our hospital employees and volunteers. He is also a committed community leader.”

Dallas Blankenship has been a member of Georgetown Community Hospital’s Board of Trustees for 11 years and Board president for the past seven. He is a senior consultant for the Center for Quality People and Organization and works with business, industries and educational facilities to improve performance through the Lean process. Previously, Blankenship served as Superintendent of Schools for the Scott County School System from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. 

In addition to his active involvement with Georgetown Community Hospital, Blankenship serves as president of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Scott County United and Rotary Club of Georgetown. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University and both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, W.V.