Kinyon inducted into Junior Achievement’s Eastern Indiana Business Hall of Fame
Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO
June 11, 2021 -- Reid Health President/CEO Craig Kinyon was one of four people inducted Thursday night into Junior Achievement's Eastern Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Kinyon was recognized alongside Roger Golden, President of Golden Engineering in Centerville, and Brent and Kent Fortman, owners of Cutshaw's Market in Cambridge City, during the ceremony at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond.
"I'm incredibly grateful to be chosen for this honor," Kinyon said. "As much as anything I've done, this is a reflection on the wonderful team members who I've been privileged to work with at Reid and their passion for the communities we serve.
"To put this into the context of a quote, John Donne once said, 'No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of a continent.'"
According to Junior Achievement, the Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in their industry in the Eastern Indiana community.
Junior Achievement gives youth a fundamental understanding of business, economics, free enterprise, and the leadership skills needed for a successful future. Programs span K-12 and are provided free of cost to local schools.
"Above all, I am proud to be inducted into the JA Hall of Fame and associated with an organization that focuses on developing youth," Kinyon said. "Everything I have been able to accomplish was the direct result of the family members and mentors in my life who took interest in my success and supported me during my developing years.
"In my adult life, my wife, my children, colleagues, and the leaders I served with were always guiding me to achieve new goals."
Kinyon joined Reid as the health system's first chief financial officer in 1995 and became president/CEO in 2008.
"I'm incredibly grateful to be chosen for this honor. As much as anything I've done, this is a reflection on the wonderful team members who I've been privileged to work with at Reid and their passion for the communities we serve." -- Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO
Junior Achievement said Kinyon's "list of accomplishments is very long, and the work he has done has been remarkable." Among the efforts highlighted by the organization were:
- Facilitating a pipeline of physicians to improve the shortage of primary care providers in the region that encompasses Wayne County and eight surrounding counties in Indiana and Ohio.
- Overseeing expansions of Reid's cardiac, orthopedic, and other specialized services into more rural areas of the region.
- Assuming ownership of the assets of the former Fayette Regional Health System and re-establishing continuity of access to health care for a community with high-risk medical and socio-economic conditions.
- Donating a home owned by Reid to JACY, a program of the Children's Justice and Advocacy Center where children are interviewed in a comforting home environment regarding cases of abuse.
- Serving with a multidisciplinary team to navigate strategies for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Establishing a regional COVID-19 vaccination center to serve a four-county area.
- Creating the Reid Health Police Department, transitioning the health system's security staff to fully trained police officers.
- Advocating at the Indiana Statehouse and in Washington, D.C., for healthcare policy through the Indiana Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association.
"I want people to say I was never shy about asking, 'Why do we do it that way?' I have a passion for innovation, and I always look for a better and faster way," Kinyon said. "If you can imagine it and think it through, you can do it."