Friday, November 6, 2009

Potomac Hospital Foundation Executive Director Receives Prestigious Honor

Bill Moss, executive director, Potomac Hospital Foundation, received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the VHHA Annual Meeting at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. Moss was the president and CEO of Potomac Hospital for 31 years before accepting his new role in the Potomac Hospital Foundation in July of this year.

If leading by example is a virtue, it’s one that Moss has demonstrated for the more than 30 years as president of Potomac Hospital. Since his arrival at Potomac in 1978, he has shown leadership and a steadfast work ethic that is still evident years later.

Influenced by his mom -- who was a nurse -- he received his undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond and his master’s degree in healthcare administration at the Medical College of Virginia. He began his career at Roanoke Memorial Hospital as an assistant director and then served as the administrator at Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham, North Carolina, for eight years. In 1978 he stepped into Potomac Hospital, which he thought looked similar to an elementary school.

Over the years he has realized many professional accomplishments including: Life Member of the American Hospital Association; Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives; member of the Prince William County Health District Advisory Board and member of the Medical Malpractice Review Panel of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He served as the chairman of the Prince William Partnerships for Health, which received a Turning Points Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and served as a director of the Prince William County Schools Education Foundation. He was also the co-recipient of the Thomas C. Barker Outstanding Preceptor Award from the Department of Health Administration of Virginia Commonwealth University.

He served as the chairman of the Board of Directors of Prince William United Way and director of the Prince William United Way and United Way of the National Capital Area; is a current member and former president of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce; and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation.

During the 31 years he served as president and CEO, Potomac Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds, which is a testament to his vision, hard work and dedication to continued improvements. During his tenure Potomac has seen the addition of new hospital services, major expansion of the facility, and the continued dedication to provide the best care possible to the community.