Congratulations to Cindy Rose, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Community Relations, for being named the Non-Profit BusinessWoman of the Year for 2011 by Tampa Bay Business Journal. Cindy was recognized for her role in expanding All Children's mission of community outreach, health education and legislative advocacy. She brought together experts from many departments to form a task force on childhood obesity, leading to the creation of our award-winning Fit4Allkids fitness and weight management programs. She helped our Safe Kids Coalition grow with the establishment of Councils in Polk and Pasco counties and guided the growth of our Safe Routes to Schools and FloridaSafePools initiatives.
Cindy played a key role in establishing our eHealth department and expanding the hospital's online and social media presence. She has grown our physician liaison program to help All Children's respond quickly to the needs of healthcare providers in the many communities we serve. She has worked very closely with the St. Petersburg community through her leadership of A Taste of Pinellas. In addition, she has represented All Children's through service on the board of directors of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, as a member of the St. Petersburg Rotary Club, and, most recently, as a member of Suncoasters.
As a member of several ACH leadership teams, Cindy helped plan for the move to the new hospital along with the community events and awareness campaign surrounding the opening of the new facility. She led the communication plan, special events coordination and marketing efforts for the announcement of the integration of All Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine and continues her leadership role as the integration moves forward.
The finalists in each BusinessWoman of the Year Category wererecognized at an awards dinner on Friday evening, August 19th. Congratulations again, Cindy, and thank you for many efforts in advancing All Children's mission.