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Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-6630
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Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award

The Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award honors a healthcare leader whose commitment, values, and contributions embody the vision of NCHL to improve the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. The Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made significant leadership contributions to the health and healthcare field. Nominees can come from any sector, including healthcare delivery, insurance, suppliers, public policy, government, professional/trade associations, community health agencies, public health organizations, research, and academic institutions. Nominees for the Award must be actively engaged and have broad national influence. Any individual or individuals may submit nominations, but self-nominations are not eligible.

2014 Recipients

The recipients of the 2014 Award will be honored on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2014 at the InterContinental Chicago.

For information regarding sponsorship and registration, please contact Cara Gallagher at

Award Selection Committee

Jeffrey Selberg, Co-chair
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, Co-chair
NCHL & University of Michigan

F. Kenneth Ackerman
Integrated Healthcare Strategies

Joel T. Allison
Baylor Health Care System

John W. Bluford III
Truman Medical Centers

Catherine Jacobson
Froedtert Health

Gary S. Kaplan, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Mitchell Katz, MD
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Wayne Lerner

Margaret E. O'Kane
National Committee for Quality Assurance

Bruce Siegel, MD
National Association of Public Hospitals

Irene M. Thompson

Ken Johnson
Weber State University

Gail L. Warden
Henry Ford Health System

For additional information about the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award, please contact Cara Gallagher or 312-942-7448.

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