From left are Northern Regional Hospital Leadership Academy program facilitator Debbie Moser, Tina Edwards, Breann Wyse, Leah Main, Brittany McRoberts, hospital president and CEO Chris Lumsden, Jessica Mccann, Allison Bedsaul, Keith Moser, and program facilitator Jessica Arrington. (Submitted photo)

Leadership has been defined in many ways throughout the centuries. More than 150 years ago, John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

That sentiment has been embraced and brought to life by Chris A. Lumsden, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Northern Regional Hospital. Two years ago Lumsden, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare administration, asked members of his Northern leadership team to establish a unique, hospital-based Leadership Academy that would encourage and empower employees to become leaders.

“Leadership is not defined by an employee’s job title,” Lumsden said. “We have many leaders throughout all levels of our organization who use their individual creativity, powers of persuasion, and persistence to inspire themselves and others to do great things. The goal of our Leadership Academy is to encourage those employees to strengthen and refine their leadership potential in order to improve patient care and enhance our…

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