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Saint Mary’s chief executive officer receives national recognition


helen-lidholm-9090831-3112556Helen Lidholm, chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Medical Group was named in Becker’s Hospital Review “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” for the second year in a row. Individuals included on the list lead some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation.

“I am continually impressed by Helen’s tremendous leadership and management qualities,” said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, the corporate parent of Saint Mary’s.

“To be among this list for the second year in a row is a great honor and I’m happy to know her accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed,” Reddy stated.

Women featured on this list have demonstrated a proven ability to lead their respective organizations within the hospital and health care industry. They have demonstrated considerable skill and promise in midst of healthcare’s challenging environment.

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process that considered a wide range of demonstrated management and leadership skills, like oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.

Lidholm was the only healthcare executive on Becker’s Hospital Review list to represent the state of Nevada. She has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and professional experience and under her leadership, Saint Mary’s Medical Group launched a Center for Neurovascular and Stroke Care as well as a Center for Pregnancy and New Life within the past year.

Additionally, Saint Mary’s recently became an Accredited Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Lidholm also led Saint Mary’s to receive re-accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

To review the full list of Female Leaders to Know, click here. To learn more about Saint Mary’s, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region’s only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.