Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Roy Wilson for Outstanding Service in Health Care
October 29, 2019
Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Roy Wilson for Outstanding Service in Health Care


​INDIANAPOLIS – Greenfield resident Roy Wilson was awarded with the IHA Award of Merit at the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) 2019 annual membership meeting.

The IHA Award of Merit recognizes outstanding personal achievement in support of the humanitarian and management goals of Indiana health care institutions. Roy Wilson was recognized for his extensive and dedicated service as a member of Hancock Health’s Board of Trustees. Wilson has served on the Board for more than 35 years, including as Board Chair on three different occasions. Wilson has worked with four hospital CEOs and participated in the recruitment of three.

“Roy has provided exceptional leadership and been a strong advocate for expanding access to health care in Hancock County and the surrounding area for more than three decades,” commented IHA President Brian Tabor. During Wilson’s tenure, Hancock Health tripled in terms of staff, facilities, and finances. Hancock County is also one of the healthiest counties in Indiana. “Roy has been tireless in ensuring that area residents have access to world class health care close to home,” Tabor added.

In addition to his Board service, Wilson led the development of the hospital’s Caring Community Partners, which grew out of a desire to assist the victims of the December 2004 tsunami in Asia. The organization has made several trips to foreign countries, including India, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, as well as to domestic locations, providing much needed medical disaster relief.

Wilson is a lifelong Hoosier and native of Hancock County. He attended Purdue University and began his career in real estate in Greenfield in 1973.

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The Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialized hospitals in Indiana. IHA advocates on behalf of its members in Indiana’s General Assembly, U.S. Congress, and with multiple regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels. Dedicated to improving quality, patient safety, and Hoosiers’ health status, IHA holds numerous grants and facilitates collaboration among hospitals to improve outcomes. IHA also provides members with the data analytics that they need to ensure access to quality, cost-effective health care services across the state of Indiana. To learn more about IHA, visit


Pictured is Steve Long, president and CEO of Hancock Regional Health (LEFT) and Roy Wilson, recipient of IHA's Award of Merit (RIGHT).​

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