RICHMOND, Ind. — Reid Health President/CEO Craig Kinyon was inducted into the Junior Achievement’s Eastern Indiana Business Hall of Fame at Forest Hills Country Club Thursday night.
Kinyon was one of four people recognized during the ceremony. along with Roger Golden, president of Golden Engineering in Centerville, and Brent and Kent Fortman, owners of Cutshaw’s Market in Cambridge City, according to a release.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be chosen for this honor,” Kinyon said in the release. “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.”
Kinyon joined Reid as the health system’s first chief financial officer in 1995 and became president/CEO in 2008.
The Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in their industry in the Eastern Indiana community, according to juniorachievement.org.
Junior Achievement aims to provide youth with a fundamental understanding of business, economics, free enterprise, and the leadership skills needed for a successful future. Its programs span K-12 and are free 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 in the release. “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.”
Junior Achievement said Kinyon’s “list of accomplishments is very long, and the work he has done has been remarkable.”
Some of his accomplishments listed in the release 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.