AHA’s Equity of Care Award

The AHA’s Equity of Care Award is presented annually to hospitals or care systems that are noteworthy leaders and examples to the field in the area of equitable care. Honorees demonstrate a high level of success in reducing health care disparities and promote diversity in leadership and staff within their organization.

The goals of this award are:

  • Recognize outstanding efforts among hospitals and care systems to advance equity of care to all patients;
  • Accelerate progress of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities and its stated goals and milestones; and
  • Spread lessons learned and progress toward health care equity and the promotion of diversity.

AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees

Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, CA, will receive the 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, of which the AHA is a founder. Cone Health in Greensboro, NC; Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; and Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, IL, will be recognized as honorees. “This year’s Equity of Care award winner and honorees offer powerful examples for the rest of the health care field on how to reduce health care disparities and foster diversity and inclusion within their leadership and staff,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Equitable care for all is a goal that hospitals and health systems should strive for each and every day, and these hospitals are helping to lead the way.” For more information on the winner and honorees, please continue here.

The Institute is an AHA affiliate.

The American Hospital Association 2017 Equity of Care Award Winner:

Kaiser Permanente - Oakland, Cali.

The American Hospital Association 2017 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