Judge Sarah Evans Barker, a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church in Morgantown, Ind., has received Modern Healthcare’s national 2011 Trustee of the Year Award for Not-for-Profit Healthcare Systems. According to IU Health’s CEO Dan Evans, “Judge Barker has been a member of our health system’s board, first at Methodist Hospital, since 1988.

Her contributions during the past 23 years are significant, focusing tirelessly on ensuring that the mission and values of IU Health and its predecessors have remained strongly rooted in patient care, our approach to community wellness and our daily operations. Barker has chaired the organization’s Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility and Pastoral Services since its inception in 1997.”