Prince Frederick, MD –  Calvert Health System President and CEO, Dean Teague named AHA Grassroots Champion Award Winner for Maryland

The American Hospital Association has awarded Dean Teague, president and CEO of Calvert Health System, its Grassroots Champion Award for Maryland. Teague will receive the award at an event later this year.

As a 2017 Grassroots Champion, Teague is being recognized for “his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots activity in support of the hospital community.” The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award, which is presented each year to one person from each state, was created “to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital, and who are tireless advocates for the hospital and its patients,” according to a news release.

Named president and CEO of Calvert Health System in 2015, Teague has been an active member of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) since 2012. This year he was asked to join the executive committee of MHAs Board of Directors and is the chair of the Council on Legislative & Regulatory Policy.

Mr. Teague is in good company. The 2015 and 2016 Grassroots Champion Award winners for Maryland were, respectively, Brian Gragnolati, Sr. Vice President of Johns Hopkins Health System since 2011 and Steven Sharfstein, who recently retired after 30 years with Sheppard Pratt Health System.

Calvert Memorial Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, community-owned hospital.  Founded in 1919, CMH has been taking care of Southern Maryland families for nearly a century. In addition to the main hospital campus, satellite medical office buildings in Dunkirk, Twin Beaches, Prince Frederick, Lusby and Solomons ensure that quality care is no more than 15 minutes from anywhere in Calvert County. Calvert Health System’s trusted team provides residents with safe, high quality health care and promotes wellness for a healthy community – all while making a difference in every life we touch.