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Troy McQuagge, a dynamic sales professional and the CEO of USHEALTH Group, scooped One Planet Award’s Gold price for chief executive officer of the year 2016. The awards are highly coveted globally by the who’s who in the business and professional world. It honors excellence in fields from every industry and, therefore, winning the gold price is a great accomplishment.
Global organizations are eligible to be considered for the awards provided they submit their nominations. These include private and public corporations, non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as startups. Presently, the awards are conferred in categories and sections including new products, teams, services, public relations, marketing, executives, and corporate communications.
McQuagge said that it was his honor to be one of the winners of the One Planet Awards and be recognized by his industry peers. However, he insisted that the award belonged to every employee at USHEALTH Group because he would not have achieved anything on his own. The industry recognition was a testament to the company’s commitment to solving the national health care affordability problem and ensuring that its customers are provided with innovative and comprehensive coverage that grows in tandem with their personal healthcare needs.
The USHEALTH Group, Inc.
Located in Ft. Worth, Texas, the USHEALTH Group is a successful insurance holding company that provides innovative health coverage for small business owners and self-employed individuals. The company’s primary objective is combining the different talents of its employees and coming up with a successful marketing campaign for promoting its profitable insurance products. It also strives to provide superior customer service that is second to none in the industry.
McQuagge joined the USHEALTH Group in 2010. Immediately, he set out to turn the company around by rebuilding its struggling captive distribution agency called USHEALTH Advisors. After his successful stint as CEO of the subsidiary, he was later handpicked to lead the entire group as President and CEO four years later. Under his management, the USHEALTH Group has registered unprecedented success, profitability, and growth.
Troy McQuagge went to the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BA in legal studies. He has an impressive three-decade experience in insurance and sales and has won numerous awards throughout his career. From 1996 to 2008, McQuagge headed Healthmarket, an agency marketing group.
McQuagge has achieved exceptional results in competitive environments that include startups, high-growth companies, and turnarounds. His world-class communication skills, decisive leadership, and the ability to motivate cross-cultural and multifunctional teams has allowed him to resolve multiple complex issues. McQuagge is also philanthropic and has volunteered for numerous causes including Semper Fi Fund, Hopkins Dallas, Hopkins Phoenix, Phoenix of New Orleans, and Crisis Nursery Phoenix.
Memorial Health CEO Maggie Gill Is Recognized By Prominent National Healthcare Publication–
The Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Memorial Health’s CEO and President—Maggie Gill as “135 Non-Profit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know”. The list is published, on an annual basis. The most current list was published on November 9th of 2016. The prominent list contains leadership of some of the nation’s most successful and largest not-for-profit healthcare institutions. Gill, in addition, was on Becker’s list for 2016 of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know”. The latter list was published on November 22nd.
Maggie came on board at Memorial in 2004. She initially was the healthcare provider’s Vice President of Finance and Managed Care. She, next, was promoted to the health institution’s COO in 2005. Maggie, during her tenure as COO, was instrumental in developing innovative Centers of Excellence, led by the healthcare provider’s physicians. She expanded clinical services; and provided leadership with regard to the building of modern facilities.
Maggie, further expanded upon the capabilities of the healthcare provider: In 2006 she became the interim CFO of the organization. In Ms. Gill’s role as interim CFO, she increased her level of responsibility, accordingly.
She was able to initiate a financial turnaround, for the healthcare organization, in the way of substantial cost-savings. The savings amounted to an impressive sum of $30 million, per annum. Maggie was named Memorial’s President and CEO in 2011.
Ms. Gill is a member of the American Hospital Association Governing Council. She was appointed to the Georgia Rural Health Stabilization Committee in 2014. She serves on the State Medicaid Subcommittee on Medicaid Expansion; the Board of Trustees of Mercer University; the Board of Governors for the Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Gill also serves on the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
It is apparent to see, that Maggie, is willing to “step up to the plate,” and serve in many capacities, with healthcare quality for the Savannah, Georgia as her focus. This is a CEO with “smarts and heart.” She makes it her challenge to assure that quality healthcare is provided at an affordable price for the community she serves; and assures the quality of that care remains second-to-none. It is easy enough to see why Maggie, makes the type of prominent lists as mentioned above. Her continual dedication to quality healthcare service is exceptional.