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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.

2018 Call for nominations is now open!

For more information about the GLW Leadership Excellence Award call for nominations, please click on the image above to download the nomination form. For questions you may reach out to Nilu Faiz-Ali at or 312.563.6488.

Award Selection Committee

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

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

Delvecchio Finley
Alameda Health System

Barbara Anason*

Marc L. Boom, MD
Houston Methodist

Joseph Cabral
Press Ganey

Thomas Giella
Korn Ferry International

Sr. Carol Keehan
Catholic Health Association of the United States

Jim Kendrick*
Community Hospital Corporation

Darrell G. Kirch, MD
American Association of Medical Colleges

Steven H. Lipstein
2017 GLW Leadership Excellence Award Recipient

Mary A. Pittman, PhD
Public Health Institute

R. Timothy Rice
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Candice Saunders*
WellStar Health System

Ninfa M. Saunders
Navicent Health

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 or 312-563-6488.

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