Two Healthy Start providers receive Governor’s Sterling Awards Sustained Excellence honor

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and the St. Johns County Health Department received the 2011 Governor’s Sterling Award Sustained Excellence honor, as past recipients who have shown continued excellence. Both organizations are Healthy Start providers.

The Sterling Awards were established in 1992  and recognize significant improvement and achievement of performance excellence.

Shands Jacksonville was recognized for its visionary leadership, community engagement and culture of continuous learning, all of which have resulted in many areas of clinical excellence. The St. Johns County Health Department was recognized for for its high rankings in the 2011 County Health Rankings report and achievement of the national Project Public Health Ready Certification in 2010.

Congratulations to both organizations for this high honor.