AHA’s Equity of Care Award

AHA announces 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award winner, honorees

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that Anne Arundel Medical Center of Annapolis, Md. received the 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award for its efforts to provide equitable care and reduce health inequalities. In addition, Atrium Health in Charlotte, N.C.; Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; and Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., were also honored for their efforts to reduce health care inequities and advance diversity and inclusion.  The award was presented July 25 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

The AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity has renamed the award to honor the first African American and first hospital trustee to chair the AHA board, who was a tireless advocate for equity of care. “Hospitals and health systems that participate in the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award process demonstrate a commitment to improving health for all people,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Their work is not only a moral imperative but it’s also the way in which hospitals will be positioned to succeed under population health and value-based care.”

 

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The Institute is an AHA affiliate. 

The American Hospital Association 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award Winner:

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md.

The American Hospital Association 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Honorees: 

Atrium Health - Charlotte, N.C.

Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, Ill.

Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 

Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.

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 2018 EOC Awardees

The American Hospital Association 2018 Equity of Care Award Winner:

Navicent Health - Macon, GA

The American Hospital Association 2018 Award Honorees:

Atrium Health - Charlotte, NC

Rush University Medical Center - Chicago

Regional Health - Rapid City, SD

Cone Health - Greensboro, NC

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The American Hospital Association 2017 Equity of Care Award Winner:

Kaiser Permanente - Oakland, Cali.

The American Hospital Association 2018 Award Honorees:

Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Rush University - Chicago

Moffitt Cancer Center - Tampa

Advocate Health Care - Downers Grove, Ill.

The American Hospital Association 2016 Equity of Care Award Winner:

Cleveland Clinic

 

The American Hospital Association 2016 Award Honorees:

The MetroHealth System - Cleveland

Navicent Health - Macon, Ga.

CHRISTUS Health – Irving, Texas

West Tennessee Healthcare – Jackson, Tenn.

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From Left to Right:
Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy, AHA
Peter Butler, President, Rush University Medical Center
John A. Miller, Jr., President Emeritus, AnMed Health
Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Gene Woods, Chair, Equity of Care Committee

The American Hospital Association 2015 Equity of Care Award Winners:

Henry Ford Health System

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

The American Hospital Association 2015 Award Honorees:

AnMed Health

Rush University Medical Center

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Read the press release here.

View an interview with Stephen Jones (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital) and Nancy Schlichting (Henry Ford Health System) on H&HN

 

View videos from Nancy Schlichting (Henry Ford Health System) and Juana Spears Slade (AnMed Health):

   

Pictured, left to right:
Eugene Woods. Chair, Equity of Care. Executive Vice President and CEO, CHRISTUS HEALTH.
Thomas Zenty. CEO, University Hospitals
Nancy Schlichting. CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Joseph Betancourt. Director, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
Wendy Goldstein, Lutheran HealthCare
Rich Umbdenstock. President and CEO, AHA

The American Hospital Association 2014 Equity of Care Award Winner:

Massachusetts General Hospital

The American Hospital Association 2014 Award Honorees:

University Hospitals

Henry Ford Health System

Lutheran Healthcare

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For more information contact equityaward@aha.org