Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, UR Medicine – Jones Memorial Hospital President and CEO Eva Benedict was honored on Friday, August 14 by Senator George M. Borrello as a 2020 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”
Dignitaries, including Congressman Tom Reed, and community and health-care leaders, gathered Friday at Wellsville Country Club to recognize Ms. Benedict for her achievements and contributions to the community.
Senator Borrello said he chose Ms. Benedict as the 57th Senate District’s Woman of Distinction honoree for her extraordinary achievements and dedication to preserving health-care quality and access for the community.
“Eva Benedict has devoted nearly 40 years to the field of health care and Jones Memorial Hospital, starting as an ICU nurse where she cared for the most critically ill. Constantly learning and building on her experience, she rose through clinical and leadership positions that expanded the depth and scope of her contributions, culminating with her appointment as Jones Memorial President and CEO in 2007,” Senator Borrello said. “Along the way, she established herself as one of the most accomplished health-care professionals in Western New York and a determined advocate for rural and community hospitals. She is a leader in the very best sense of the word and I am very proud to honor her as this year’s ‘Woman of Distinction.’”