EMBA Alumna, Donna Abney, Named Health Care Hero
For release: November 1, 2013
Accomplished FCBE alumna, Donna Abney, was recently honored during the 15th annual
Memphis Business Journal Health Care Heroes awards ceremony. Abney, executive vice
president of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, received the Journal’s award for Administrative
Excellence. She is the highest ranking female in the Le Bonheur Healthcare system
and has been with the hospital for over 30 years.
“It is an honor to be recognized for your work,” said Abney. “As with any honor,
it has to be shared with people who walked the journey with you. My colleagues and
friends at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare are my heroes!”
Abney graduated with an Executive MBA (EMBA) in 1983 as a member of the Fogelman College’s
first EMBA class. She has remained a strong supporter of the FCBE for many years,
even leading the EMBA alumni fundraising efforts to renovate room 385 – the EMBA classroom.
Memphis Business Journal holds the Annual Health Care Heroes Awards to honor individuals
and organizations that make a difference in the health care industry through individual
accomplishments or research achievements. This year’s event was held September 26,
2013, at the University of Memphis’s Holiday Inn.
Donna Abney, Executive MBA Alumna & MBJ Health Care Hero