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 health care 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.”
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
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.