Robert Shroder Receives Spirit of the Valley Award

Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 9.20.53 PMEach year, the Regional Chamber honors community and business leaders for their contributions to the Youngstown-Warren area. Whether they enrich the Mahoning Valley through their philanthropic activity or by advocating for the business community, the Chamber honors these individuals because of the work they do.

This year, Humility of Mary Health Partners is proud to announce that Robert Shroder, president and CEO, has received the William G. Lyden Jr. Spirit of the Valley Award.  This award recognizes strong leadership and an individual’s cumulative impact on the positive image of the Valley.

“I am very honored and humbled by this distinction, but I truly believe an individual award is not due to what a person has done, but what an entire team has accomplished.  I have been blessed with a great and stable team, a fantastic and insightful board, and an excellent medical staff,” Shroder commented upon receiving the award.

Since joining HMHP 17-years ago, Shroder has worked tirelessly as an advocate of the system and the mission upon which it is founded to further the healing ministry of Jesus by caring for the poor and under-served.  Through many challenges in the healthcare industry, Shroder continued to build upon HMHP’s strong foundation and tradition of excellence.  Under his leadership, HMHP has grown and continues to be the region’s premier healthcare provider.

In 2007, under Shroder’s leadership, HMHP expanded with the building of St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, the area’s first new acute care inpatient hospital in almost 40 years.  Just seven years after opening, St. Elizabeth Boardman opens a new $100 million expansion this spring to meet growing demand for services.

Shroder is responsible for expanding pediatric care by bringing Akron Children’s Hospital to the Valley – a relationship that began with Akron Children’s providing neonatal intensive care (NICU) services at St. Elizabeth then blossomed into Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, and will grow again with the move of maternity services and the NICU to St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center in April.

In addition, cancer care in Trumbull County expanded under Shroder’s leadership with the establishment of the St. Joseph Cancer Center.  And under Shroder’s watchful eye, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman health centers were the only hospitals in the Mahoning Valley to earn Magnet status for excellence in nursing.

As the 2014 Spirit of the Valley award winner, Shroder joins notable Valley leaders such as Sam Covelli, Dr. Rashid Abdu, Anthony Lariccia and Jim Tressel – all past recipients of the award.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners

Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) makes advanced, compassionate, quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. HMHP has been serving Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties for more than 100 years. HMHP provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 50 locations across the region. The HMHP network of care includes St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman health centers, HMHP Physician Associates, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, and Hospice of the Valley. HMHP is part of Catholic Health Partners – the largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer. To learn more visit, and engage in the conversation via HMHP’s social media channels (@MyHMHP on Twitter and Facebook).

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