Fredericksburg, TX (8/14/20)— Hill Country Memorial today announced Jayne Pope, Chief Executive Office was inducted into the Huron | Studer Group 2020 Fire Starter Hall of Fame. The award was presented during the 18th annual What’s Right in Health Care® virtual conference, Aug. 11-12, 2020.

“Jayne exemplifies what it means to be a healthcare hero,” said Debbie Ritchie, president of Huron’s Studer Group business. “Jayne is a leader in her community and continues to improve their healthcare organization and the patient experience. I congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”

The  2020 Fire Starter Hall of Fame award recipients were also announced and include:

  • Barbara Collins, CEO, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Lisa Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mark Mishek, CEO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Naples, Florida
  • Jayne Pope, CEO, Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg, Texas

“These individuals are committed to transforming the healthcare industry and improving the patient experience,” said Ritchie. “They continue to position their organizations for performance excellence, and we congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.”

“What an honor to be inducted into the Fire Starter Hall of Fame,” said Pope “and to serve alongside the Hill Country Memorial team. Each day this team exemplifies our values and delivers remarkable care to patients across the Texas Hill Country. This award is a testament their work and I am proud to accept this award in recognition of the HCM Team.”

The Fire Starter Hall of Fame induction was held at the 18th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference, Aug. 11-12, 2020. The Fire Starter Hall of Fame recognizes healthcare leaders that make an impact on their organizations, employees, physicians, patients and their families and the communities they serve. The Hall of Fame award winners are dedicated and compassionate difference makers. More than 65 healthcare leaders have been inducted into the Fire Starter Hall of Fame since 2004.


Hill Country Memorial is a health care organization in the heart of the Texas Hill Country that has gained a reputation for delivering remarkable care. Hill Country Memorial was founded in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1971. Today, the organization serves the communities of a 13-county region and includes a hospital, wellness center, medical offices, immediate care clinics and a host of other specialties. Learn more about Hill Country Memorial at


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