Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust boss Stephen Eames is one of the top 50 in NHS

Stephen Eames - Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust. (D525G405)
Stephen Eames - Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust. (D525G405)

The chief executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has been named as one of the top 50 bosses in the NHS by an industry publication.

Stephen Eames features in the Health Service Journal’s Top Chief Executives Supplements, which identifies outstanding leaders in the health services.

Mr Eames joined Mid Yorkshire, which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury, as interim chief executive in March 2012 and was made permanent boss of the trust in August last year.

He was named in the top 50 after a panel of 16 judges considered nominees against the criteria of impact, communication, patient focus, engagement and mentorship.

The judges said: “Stephen Eames was nominated for his experience, resilience, and focus on quality and safety.

“The trust has faced major challenges with quality, finance, and performance in recent years and there was a possibility that it would be put into the administration regime and split up.

“Stephen is said to have delivered improvements and boosted the confidence of local partners and regulators. As of October 2013 the trust was meeting most national performance targets.”