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Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Outstanding Individual for Service in Health Care


Dixie Platt

Vice President of Communications and Federal Relations

Laura McCaffrey Senior Director of Government Relations and Advocacy


For Immediate Release Oct. 29, 2020

Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Outstanding Individual for Service in Health Care John (Jack) Horner of Major Hospital awarded Distinguished Service Award at IHA Annual Membership Meeting

INDIANAPOLIS – John (Jack) Horner, President and CEO, Major Hospital in Shelbyville, IN was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) at its 2020 annual meeting which was held virtually on October 29.

The IHA Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding personal achievement in support of the humanitarian and management goals of Indiana health care institutions. Horner was recognized for his many accomplishments in enhancing hospital services in Shelbyville, being a community leader in health care, and advancing the profession of hospital administration.

“Major Hospital has exponentially grown in recent years to help better serve the patients in Shelbyville and its surrounding areas,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “As president and CEO, Jack has been instrumental in expanding access to services in the community, including wellness services. He is a true servant leader and works to strategically meet the needs of his community while looking out for each individual patient,” Tabor added.

During Horner’s tenure, Major has experienced tremendous growth, a significant expansion in the services provided to the community and done so while maintaining high quality rankings and low costs. In 2017, Major Hospital opened a new $100+ million medical center in a 60-acre park located off I-74. Immediately after the successful transition to the new facility, Horner began formulating a plan to migrate the entire health system to a new electronic medical record system. This monumental undertaking required 12 months of coordination to move Major to a single enterprise medical record. Horner has overseen significant investments to bring much-needed inpatient and outpatient dialysis, including the construction and development of a new dialysis center. Horner has also placed tremendous importance in investments in the economic development of the community he serves, including the construction on the Major Health Partners Community Health and Wellness Center and YMCA, which is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Horner has served as the President and CEO of Major Hospital for twelve years and has been with the hospital since 1988, serving in multiple positions including Vice President, Director of Ancillary Clinical Services and Manager of Pharmacy. Jack is a Shelbyville native and returned to pursue a career in pharmacy after attending Purdue University. Many in the community personally know Jack and know they can depend on him for the development and continued growth of their local healthcare system.

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The Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialized hospitals in Indiana. IHA advocates on behalf of its members in Indiana’s General Assembly, U.S. Congress, and with multiple regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels. Dedicated to improving quality, patient safety, and Hoosiers’ health status, IHA holds numerous grants and facilitates collaboration among hospitals to improve outcomes. IHA also provides members with the data analytics that they need to ensure access to quality, cost-effective health care services across the state of Indiana. To learn more about IHA, visit


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