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Thacker Named a Rising Star in Health Care for Leaders Under the Age of 40

Adam Thacker, Chief Operating Officer of Good Samaritan was named on the 2017 Becker’s list of Hospital Review for the top 60 Rising Stars in Healthcare Leaders under the age of 40. “To be considered along with some of the names on the list across the nation and the positions they hold is very inspiring,” said Thacker. “I have been very fortunate throughout my career to have exceptional mentors that have given me the opportunity to succeed and sometimes fail in order to continue to develop as a leader. That remains true at Good Samaritan.”

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations and conducted an internal review process to select members for the 2017 edition of the list for the top 60 health care leaders under the age of 40. The list seeks to highlight the accomplishments of outstanding individuals who climbed the ranks within their organizations or founded their own innovative businesses.

Many of the Rising Stars have received top honors from professional organizations and impressed their colleagues with expertise well beyond their years. The list includes physicians, hospital and health system executives and health care company innovators.

President and CEO of Good Samaritan, Rob McLin, explained that this award for Thacker was no surprise as his excellence was known by the people of Good Samaritan when he arrived years ago.

“I could not be more proud of Adam and the work he has done in order to have gained the attention of Becker’s for such a distinguished award. The qualities that have made Adam such a fine leader center around his work ethic, communication skills and incredible desire to continuously learn,” said McLin, “Anyone who works with Adam recognizes quickly that he is extremely knowledgeable and owns every part of his job responsibilities. He lives out our values on a daily basis with a caring, compassionate heart and a constant focus on doing what is best for our patients and our team.”

Thacker said when he started his career in health care as a pharmacist he had no idea the path would lead to the C-Suite. “I quickly realized that while I enjoyed the clinical side of health care and working in the pharmacy setting I also had a passion for being involved in shaping an organization’s direction,” Thacker added. My pharmacy background makes me a better leader and comes into play almost daily with making executive decisions.”

Being recognized on Becker’s list of the top 60 under 40 is no small achievement, and Good Samaritan is proud that one of their own has succeeded in such a strong way.