Community Service Award
Each year, the Genesis HealthCare Foundation recognizes an outstanding person in our community who has made a difference through volunteer service. Nominations are accepted from the public, and a committee selects the recipient, who doesn’t need ties to Genesis but should exemplify the Genesis values of compassion, trust, innovation and excellence.
Tom retired as president & CEO of Genesis HealthCare System in 2007, and he was the president and CEO of Bethesda Care System prior to the formation of Genesis. He has been active in many community organizations over the years, including:
- Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America
- Goodwill Industries
- Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce
- Muskingum County Cancer Society
- Central Ohio Chapter Hospital Financial Management Association
- Ohio Hospital Association Board
- Tri-Valley School District
- Rotary Club of Zanesville
“I have witnessed many of the activities Tom is involved in and how he helps anyone who asks,” wrote Geraldine Zylinsky, who nominated Tom for the award. “Sometimes I think he forgets he is retired from the work force. He never misses a beat and just keeps on helping. Tom has dedicated his life to making our community a better place to live.”
Tom and his wife, Eva, a past recipient of the Genesis Community Service Award, often work as a team volunteering their time and efforts to our community. Family comes first – they have three children and seven grandchildren. Tom and Eva enjoy spending time with them and attending their grandchildren’s many school and sports activities. They are also active in their church, Coburn United Methodist Church. Congratulations to Tom on receiving this honor.