Alumnus Robert Sloan of Washington, D.C., receives Olivet's 2013 Lay "O" Award

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Robert Sloan, recipient of Olivet's 2013 Lay "O" Award

BOURBONNAIS, IL (11/15/2013)(readMedia)-- Olivet Nazarene University's Alumni Association recently honored Robert Sloan of Washington, D.C., as an outstanding alumnus by presenting him with the 2013 Lay "O" Award. Begun in 1957, this is the highest honor that the University gives to its alumni. He is a 1968 graduate of Olivet. The award was presented as part of the 2013 Homecoming & Family Weekend activities.

During the award presentation, University President John C. Bowling said: "Robert Sloan has spent most of his adult life in the hospital, not as a patient but as a professional hospital administrator. The average tenure for hospital CEOs in America is less than five years. Bob was president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C., for nearly three decades. He embodies the ideals of the University, and has contributed to the Kingdom of God and the community at large."

For 27 years, Robert Sloan served as president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital, part of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Health System and the hospital of distinction in Washington, D.C. He oversaw significant change and dynamic growth there. His leadership led to improved and expanded clinical services, technology, facilities, quality, safety, finances and personnel.

Recently retired, he continues to be active as a senior advisor to the Johns Hopkins Health System, and with the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and the new Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation. He is also a member of the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Directors.

From 1968 to 1972, Sloan served with distinction as a captain in the U.S. Army. His career in health care began in 1973 with his position as an assistant administrator at Prince George's Hospital and Medical Center. In 1978, he joined Columbia Hospital for Women and Medical Center, Inc. as executive vice president.

Sloan and his wife, Janet, are the parents of three children and have five grandchildren. Their daughter, Sherri (Sloan) Bohinc, graduated from Olivet in 1996.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.