SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — During the Indiana Hospital Association’s annual meeting, the CEO of Sullivan County Community Hospital, Michelle Franklin, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. 

The IHA gives the Distinguished Service Award to recognize those who have shown personal achievement in supporting the management and humanitarian goals of healthcare institutions across the state. 

Franklin was presented with the award as recognition for her several accomplishments that led to the enhancement of hospital services throughout Sullivan County, while also being a leader in health care for the community, and advancing the hospital administration profession.

“Michelle`s leadership consistently exceeds expectations and leaves a lasting impact on Indiana hospitals and the community she serves,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “Health care is one of the toughest yet most rewarding fields, and we are honored to have health care leaders like Michelle making Indiana a wonderful place to live, work, and seek quality care.”

Having been with SCCH for 27 years, Franklin served as CEO for the last 17. Throughout that time, the organization how shown growth and has given residents access to healthcare options that are not often or readily accessible in rural communities across the state and country including women’s health, mental health, substance abuse, orthopedic, foot and ankle, pain management, family practice and more. 

The Sullivan County Community Hospital has been serving the Wabash Valley for over 100 years.