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  National Center for Healthcare Leadership
1700 W. Van Buren
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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. Award winners come from many sectors, including healthcare delivery, community health, public health, insurance, suppliers, public policy, government, professional/trade associations, research, and academic institutions.

2017 Award

The Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award honors a healthcare leader whose commitment, values, and contributions have improved the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. The Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made significant and lasting leadership contributions to the health and healthcare field. Nominees can represent any sector, including healthcare delivery, community health, public health, insurance, suppliers, public policy, government, professional/trade associations, research, and academic institutions. The recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award will be honored on November 14th at The Palmer House Hilton Chicago.


Award Selection Committee

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, Co-chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robert G. Riney, Co-chair
Henry Ford Health System

Nancy Howell Agee, RN
Carilion Clinic

Christine K. Cassel, MD
Kaiser Permanente & 2016 GLW Leadership Excellence Award Recipient

Benjamin K. Chu, MD
Memorial Hermann

Delvecchio Finley
Alameda Health System


Thomas Giella
Korn Ferry International

Sr. Carol Keehan
Catholic Health Association of the United States

Jeff Paulson
Sodexo Healthcare

R. Timothy Rice
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Gail L. Warden
Henry Ford Health System

Maryjane A. Wurth
Health Forum & American Hospital Association

For additional information about the GLW Award or Event, please contact Nilu Faiz-Ali at nfaiz-ali@nchl.org or 312-563-6488.


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