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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.

2016 Leadership Excellence Award Recipient

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership has named Dr. Christine Cassel recipient of the 2016 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award, recognizing her pioneering work in using measurement to improve the quality of healthcare in the U.S. Dr. Cassel, who was recently named Planning Dean for the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, led the National Quality Forum for three years where she is credited with reinvigorating the organization and strengthening its influence as a national leader in the quality dialogue. She is a renowned expert in geriatric medicine and shaping the careers of thousands of physicians. Please join us as we celebrate Dr. Cassel’s outstanding leadership and lifetime commitment to improve healthcare at our annual Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award dinner on November 15, 2016.

Award Selection Committee

Kathryn J. McDonagh, PhD, RN, Co-chair
Former Health System CEO

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

Nancy Howell Agee
Carilion Clinic

Benjamin K. Chu, MD
Memorial Hermann

Susan DeVore

Judith Faulkner

Delvecchio Finley
Alameda Health System

Thomas Giella
Korn Ferry International

James H. Hinton
Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Peter Jacobson, JD
University of Michigan

R. Timothy Rice
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Jeffrey D. Selberg
Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Richard J. Umbdenstock
2015 GLW Award Recipient

Gail L. Warden
Henry Ford Health System

Michael D. Williams
Community Hospital Corporation

For additional information about the Human Capital Investment Conference, please contact Nilofer Faiz-Ali or 312-563-6629.

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