Mark Laney, M.D., CEO of Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo., was awarded the Missouri Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his leadership, advocacy and commitment to improving health care in Missouri and nationwide.
The award, the highest honor given by MHA, was presented to Laney on Thursday, Nov. 2, during MHA’s 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.
“Mark’s contribution to an emerging model of medicine, one that looks at the whole person and whole community, has been significant,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA President and CEO. “He sees health care from the perspective of both an administrator and physician, and he has created an environment within Mosaic Life Care that focuses on quality while improving the patient’s experience of care.”
In 2009, Laney joined Heartland Health as president and CEO. Continuing the system’s focus on quality and community purpose, he led the transformation from Heartland Health to Mosaic Life Care — expanding its emphasis on health-care quality and key life elements that affect overall wellness. Through his civic leadership, he has expanded the reach of Mosaic Life Care — connecting the health of the community with the city’s economic and cultural wellbeing. The system’s investments in historic downtown St. Joseph have supported the downtown’s revival.
Prior to Heartland, Laney served for 20 years at Cook Children’s Health Care System — eight years as the president of Cook Children’s Physician Network. Laney earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In 2000, he received a master’s degree in medical management from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Laney is an MHA board member and former board chair.