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Subject: Health Care Industry Award Programs
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: healthresultsgroup-ga
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Posted: 08 Apr 2006 16:34 PDT
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Question ID: 716887
Hi.  I am looking for links to national award programs designed to
recognize innovations in health care quality and delivery.

Specifically, interested in award programs that recognize projects,
groups, collaborations, initiatives, pilot programs to improve health
care quality, manage diseases / disease management, improve patient
care, improve patient safety or reduce medical errors, improve cost
effectiveness, reduce health care costs, promote consumer direction,

Typically, these award programs are administered by private groups,
associations, non-profit organizations, foundations, or universities,
although some may be administered by government agencies or consulting
firms.  The sponsors of the award programs often vary and can include
foundations, health care industry groups, pharmaceutical companies,
health plans / insurers, etc.

Basically, I am looking for multiple examples, as many as practical. 
With names of the organization, name of award program, and link to
applicable website or PDF describing the award program.

Happy to answer any questions.  Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by umiat-ga on 08 Apr 2006 16:46 PDT
Hello again, healthresults-ga!

 U.S.-based only, or are you interested in other countries as well?


Clarification of Question by healthresultsgroup-ga on 08 Apr 2006 18:28 PDT
Howdy.  U.S. based awards only.  Thanks!
Subject: Re: Health Care Industry Award Programs
Answered By: umiat-ga on 09 Apr 2006 23:08 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, healthresultsgroup-ga! 

 I have compiled a variety of healthcare awards for you. No doubt this
is just the tip of the iceberg, but I am sure you will find this list
to be a good start!

The National Quality Health Care Award

"The National Quality Health Care Award is presented each year at
NCQHC's Annual Meeting. The Award application is designed to
underscore an applicant's best practices in ensuring and improving the
delivery of quality healthcare."

The Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) 

Sponsored by The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 

"The Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) is an exciting
opportunity to recognize organizations with exemplary health, safety,
and environmental programs. Participating organizations submit a
comprehensive application about their program and undergo a rigorous
review by an expert panel to assess four key categories: Leadership &
Management, Healthy Workers, Healthy Environment, and Healthy
Organization. Awards have been given to deserving organizations in
manufacturing and service sectors, including city health departments,
federal agencies, and healthcare systems. Also, certificates of merit
have been bestowed for model programs noted as sections of

Innovation in Prevention Awards 
Sponsored by Dept. of Health and Human Services with Partnership for Prevention

"Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mike Leavitt announced the
winners of the third annual Innovation in Prevention Awards on October
24, 2005 at the 3rd National Prevention Summit, held in Washington,
DC. Partnership for Prevention, acting at the Secretary?s request,
convened a panel of 15 experts who reviewed, evaluated, and rated
programs based on five criteria: creativity and innovation,
leadership, sustainability, replicability and results/outcomes. To be
considered, programs were required to address at least one of the
following risk factors: obesity, physical inactivity, and/or poor

Read "DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson Honors Eight Organizations at
?Innovation in Prevention Award? Dinner."

Under Secretary's Award in Health Services Research

Awarded by Health Services Research and Development Service 

"The annual "Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in
Health Services Research" represents the highest award given to honor
a VA health services researcher who has made major contributions to
improving health care for veterans and the public. It includes a
one-time monetary gift, a celebratory plaque, and $50,000 per year for
up to three years to supplement ongoing peer-reviewed research. The
award is presented at HSR&D's National Meeting."

Ernest Amory Codman Award 

Awarded by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

"The Ernest Amory Codman Award is presented to health care
organizations for achievement in the use of process and outcomes
measures to improve organization performance and, ultimately, the
quality and safety of care provided to the public. Named for the
physician regarded in health care as the "father of outcomes
measurement," the Codman Award was created in 1996 to showcase the
effective use of performance measures, thereby enhancing knowledge and
encouraging the use of performance measurement to improve the quality
and safety of health care."

 (See links for nomination process)

American Hospital Association Awards

Numerous awards can be found on the website and I have highlighted
some of the ones that are pertinent to your question below:

Nova Award
AHA NOVA Awards honor effective, collaborative programs focused on
improving community health status.

Quest for Quality Prize
The award honors hospital leadership and innovation in quality,
safety, and commitment to patient care.

Circle of Life Award
"Honors innovative programs in palliative or end-of-life care. The
Circle of Life Award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association
in conjunction with the American Medical Association, the American
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and the National
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The award is supported by a
grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."

The Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
"The winners and finalists of the Foster G. McGaw Prize collectively
paint a picture of creative, insightful, caring health delivery
organizations that are exceptionally committed to improving the health
and well-being of everyone in their communities. These organizations
are not all large or small (nor urban or rural) nor economically
disadvantaged or advantaged. Yet uniformly they are all proof that the
fusion of the health care organization with its community is the
cornerstone of a healthier America."

SHCA Ruth Ravich Founders Award
"The Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA) Board of
Directors established the Ruth Ravich Founders' Award to recognize
those individuals whose work supports the vision of the Society - to
bring the patients' needs to the center of healthcare. Nominees will
have demonstrated dedication to patient advocacy through at least one
of the following criteria: 1) a public identity that raises awareness
about the rights of people seeing healthcare, 2) outstanding service
to a community of people seeking healthcare, 3) significant service in
furthering the public image of the health care consumer advocacy roll,
or 4) contribution of time and service to SHCA.
Read more:

Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Development Award
"The Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Development Award recognizes small
or rural hospital chief executives and administrators who have
achieved improvements in local health delivery and health status
through their leadership and direction. The Award is designed to
provide professional development and educational opportunities to
outstanding small or rural hospital chief executives and includes a
$1,200 stipend to offset the cost of attending an AHA educational
Read more:

The Consumer Directed Health Care Industry Awards 

"The CDHC Awards will recognize excellence and advancement in
services, products, and programs that enhance the consumer's ability
to manage their healthcare expenditures and enhance healthcare
quality. Product development and marketing companies, not for profit
organizations, government agencies and academic institutions are
encouraged to submit entries which will be judged on specific criteria
by the independent panel of industry leaders."

Numerous award categories can be found on the website

Family Centered Care Award

Awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine

"Each year at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Critical
Care Congress, the society's Patient & Family Committee awards the
Family-Centered Care Award. The award recognizes innovation that
improves the care provided to critically ill and injured patients and
their families."

Criteria and award process

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The Council bestows numerous awards, some of which are highlighted
below. I could not find any information on nomination or selection

Excellence in Service Delivery
"This award recognizes provider organizations that are operating
innovative and effective programs and services to meet the mental
health and substance use treatment needs of the communities they
serve, with an emphasis on demonstrating outcomes and serving the most
vulnerable populations."

Excellence in Community Collaboration
"This award recognizes an organization or group of organizations that
has demonstrated effective and innovative partnership to promote
community collaboration and integration on mental health and substance
use treatment issues..."

Excellence in Community Crisis Response
"This award is presented to a provider organization that has made a
significant contribution to meeting a community?s special mental
health and substance use treatment needs in a time of community crisis
or disaster....

Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Abuse 
"This award recognizes an individual or organization that has advanced
awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use
problems with an emphasis on encouraging treatment..."

"This award honors outstanding service and partnership by
organizations that support mental health and substance use treatment
providers. Such organizations may include technology companies,
business service providers (such as staffing firms or consultants) and
product or service vendors."

"This award recognizes provider organizations, individuals and state
associations that promote constructive engagement between behavioral
healthcare proponents and government leaders for the purpose of
delivering high quality mental health and substance use treatment
services to those most in need."

"The Excellence in Public Service Award is presented to administrators
and public health leaders who are championing mental health and
addictions issues, demonstrating knowledge,
passion and commitment to strengthening America?s mental health system."

Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education Innovation 

Awarded by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

"This annual award will be presented to a health professional or
not-for-profit organization involved in developing patient education
strategies for primary care. The award seeks to acknowledge creative,
cutting-edge strategies developed to deliver patient education
targeted to patients in an office setting. In addition to innovation
and creativity, submissions will be judged on the demonstrated
capacity to communicate important health concepts to patients, and to
positively impact patient behavior."

The World Wide Web Health Awards

"is a program that recognizes the best health-related Web sites for
consumers and professionals. The program is held twice a
year-spring/summer and fall/winter-with the goal of providing a "seal
of quality" for electronic health information."

Recognizing Innovations in Multi-Cultural Health Care

New award from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

"The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today unveiled a
two-year program that will recognize health plans that have
demonstrated  innovative approaches in culturally and linguistically
appropriate health care service (CLAS) to reduce health care
disparities, and provide demonstration grants to small physician
practices to undertake new efforts to improve care for minority
patients.....The awards program for health plans, dubbed "Recognizing
Innovations in Multi-Cultural Health Care" being launched today, will
highlight plans that have successfully developed innovative
strategies, or which have already implemented practices designed to
promote CLAS and address disparities in care. A parallel program,
aimed at primary care physician practices, to be launched later this
spring, will provide demonstration grants to help develop and initiate
programs to address CLAS and disparities in the physician office

 Read more:

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Awards

Davies Awards of Excellence

Davies Application Process - The Davies Recognition Program is modeled
after the Malcolm Baldridge Award, in that it requires that staff in
the health care system applying for the award to assess and document
their progress and accomplishments against a framework for thinking
about the process of implementing a EHR.

Industry Service Awards

Advocacy Award - The Advocacy Award recognizes a federal or state
legislative or executive branch leader (or their staff) who has made a
significant contribution meriting national recognition to the
healthcare information field.

CEO IT Achievement Award  -  The annual CEO IT Achievement Award
recognizes one or more healthcare industry chief executive officers
who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information
technology to advance their healthcare organization's strategic goals.

CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr./CIO of the Year Award  -  The award shall
be presented to the CIO, who, in the opinion of the joint Boards of
Directors, has best demonstrated the following qualities of leadership
in Healthcare.

Nursing Informatics Leadership Award  -  The Nursing Informatics
Leadership Award is presented to one individual who, in the judgment
of the HIMSS Board of Directors, has demonstrated significant
leadership in the area of Nursing Informatics within the Society
and/or the industry.

Physician IT Leadership Award  -  The Physician IT Leadership Award is
presented to one individual who, in the judgment of the Board of
Directors, has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of
applying IT to the needs of physicians, serving the Society and/or the

HIMSS Service Awards

Corporate Health and Productivity Management Award

Awarded by the Institute for Health and Productivity Management

"To recognize organizations that have clearly demonstrated the
application of the Health & Productivity Management (HPM) model, and
measurably improved their business competitiveness through
productivity gains arising from improved employee health status."

See 'Mayo Clinic Health Management Resources Wins Prestigious Award
for Health and Productivity Management Market Leadership."

Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award

Awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency

"The Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award is divided into
five categories. You may apply under only one category. These include
Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, Corporate, Individual, and
K-12 and Higher Education. EPA will be looking for projects that
significantly impact children's environmental health issues through
research; indicators; capacity building; regulatory and policy
innovations; education and outreach; and interventions."..


Department of Defense Patient Safety Awards

"The Department of Defense Patient Safety Program is rapidly gaining
notoriety as a "world-class" system committed to creating a culture of
Safety and Quality in our Healthcare. If you doubt this, all you have
to do is click on our LINKS button to view the number of exceptional
award proposals submitted for this past year?s DoD Patient Safety
Awards. The Awards focused on Policy and Procedure/Technology/and Team


The Public Health Heroes Honor

UC Berkley School of Public Health

"The Public Health Heroes honor was established 10 years ago with the
objective of broadening people's awareness and understanding of the
public health field by recognizing individuals and organizations for
their significant contributions and exceptional commitment to
promoting and protecting the health of the human population.

About -

Ivanhoe Awards

Includes some medical-related awards

Minority Health Knowledge Award 

Awarded by the Office Of Minority Health:

"The recipient of this award is an academician or researcher
(including community-based) with substantial research, writing, and/or
publishing work that has advanced knowledge about minority health and
the elimination of health disparities.  Candidates for this award
include professors from minority-serving or majority institutions of
higher education, research institutions, and other organizations whose
efforts have contributed, and inspired others to contribute, to the
body of knowledge needed to close the
health gap."

Horizon Health Education Program Award

Awarded by Center for Disease Control

"The Tuberculosis Education and Training Network (TB ETN) has been
awarded the Horizon Health Education Program Award by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Education and
Promotion Network (PHEP-Net). As part of the 2004 Excellence in Health
Education Awards, the Horizon Award is given to a program developed by
CDC or in collaboration with CDC partners, which has been in existence
for 2-4 years, and exhibits significant potential to substantially and
positively affect the practice of health

 (Could not find anything further concerning criteria for this award)

APA Health Care Delivery Award 

"The purpose of this award is to recognize an innovative and effective
program that provides health care in the context of a teaching
setting. The program must include residents and/or rnedical students.
It may provide general pediatric care, care to children with special
needs (e.g., children with lead poisoning, teenage mothers and their
children, or children with chronic illnesses), or a system of care
(e.g., an immunization tracking system). The Award recognizes an
outstanding program or system of health care."

The National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management

Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency

".. open to all health plans and health care providers with
comprehensive asthma management programs that are consistent with the
NIH Guidelines. Companies providing disease management services are
not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to health plans and
providers that serve disproportionally-impacted or underserved
and/or that have strong community partnerships."

Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation

Awarded by the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative
Technology (CIMIT)

About the Award

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Awards

"An H2E Champion for Change Award sets your organization apart as a
leader and helps you gain national recognition as an outstanding
contributor to environmental sustainability in healthcare, and as a
resource for information and assistance. Winning this award
demonstrates to peers, clients and affiliated facilities that a
Champion?s environmental commitment has resulted in real environmental

 Read "Health Care Industry Leaders Earn Top National Awards."!OpenDocument

Satava Award

"The 12th annual Satava Award will be presented at MMVR14. Established
in 1995 to acknowledge the contribution of Richard M. Satava MD FACS,
it is presented to an individual or research group demonstrating
unique vision and commitment to improving medicine through advanced
technology. Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (
continues its sponsorship of the 2006 Satava Award with a cash prize
of $2500 to this January?s recipient."

 ( Could find nothing about the award on the meti website)

"Satava Award recipients are selected by the organizing committee of
the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference."

ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy 

Awarded by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists

"This Award program is a national competition that recognizes
innovation and outstanding practitioners in health-system pharmacy.
Recipients of the ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy
will present posters of the successful implementation of an innovative
program which improved the quality of patient care in their health
system at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting."


The following awards are on the fringe in terms of the parameters
stated in your question. I included them in case you have an interest.

American Public Health Association Awards
Various awards listed on the site below:

MS-HUG Annual Awards
"Each year Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) and Microsoft
Corp. partner to produce the MS-HUG Annual Awards. The awards
recognize healthcare organizations and individuals who exhibit the
best use of Microsoft-based products, as well as independent software
vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) that develop solutions on
Microsoft technology for the healthcare industry. Award contestants
are evaluated on the extent to which they provide significant business
benefits to healthcare organizations and improve patient care...."

Aesculapius Awards of Excellence 
Awarded by the Health Improvement Institute

".. given to producers of health-related radio and television PSAs
(public service announcements) and World Wide Web sites that Health
Improvement Institute judges consider excellent in communicating
health information to the public."

Aesculapius Awards WWW Site Winners

NIHCM Awards
"Advances in health policy find their foundation in academic research
and are achieved through public discourse facilitated by the media. To
recognize the critical role both the research and journalism
communities play in the health care system, each year NIHCM Foundation
presents awards for outstanding work in health care research and

American College of Healthcare Executives Awards
See list -


 I hope you find these references helpful. Let me know if you need
additional clarification and I will be happy to help if I can!



Search Strategy

health AND award
U.S. awards in health innovation
patient care award
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Award innovative healthcare 
award AND healthcare management OR delivery
Award AND health OR healthcare OR hospital 
healthcare improvement award

Clarification of Answer by umiat-ga on 10 Apr 2006 09:28 PDT
Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards

Awarded by the American Psychiatric Association

The Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards have been awarded annually
since 1949 to innovative programs that
? deliver services to the mentally ill or disabled
? have overcome obstacles, and
? can serve as models for other programs.

About -

List of Winners

Article -
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Great job!  Thanks.

Subject: Re: Health Care Industry Award Programs
From: umiat-ga on 10 Apr 2006 11:09 PDT
Thank you so much!

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