The Steven Schroeder Award recognizes a hospital and/or health system CEO who is demonstrating courageous and ethical leadership addressing the twin issues of affordability and quality of health care in their community.
BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Costs of Care, a leading nonprofit dedicated to cultivating change agents who will lead the creation of a more affordable and equitable health system, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, is now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO. This award was created to recognize a hospital and/or health system CEO who has demonstrated courageous and ethical leadership addressing the twin issues of affordability and quality of health care in their community. The recipient of this year's award will be prominently recognized at The Leapfrog Group's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, which will take place in-person on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Past recipients of the Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO include the most recent recipient Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., CEO and President of Dartmouth Health in New Hampshire; Mr. Carl S. Armato, President and CEO of Novant Health in North Carolina; Mr. John A. DiAngelo, former President and CEO of Inspira Health in New Jersey; and Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., former Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington.
The Outstanding Healthcare CEO award is named in honor of Steven Schroeder, MD, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care at the University of California San Francisco and former President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Schroeder has spent five decades inspiring and mentoring leaders to forcefully advocate for better quality and more affordable health care, and he has inspired leaders of both Costs of Care and The Leapfrog Group. Dr. Schroeder expresses, "As our nation continues to struggle with how to improve equity and use resources efficiently, health care institutions need to set an example. This award celebrates leaders who have shown that vision and courage can make a difference."
Last year's Steven Schroeder Award was presented to Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., CEO and President of Dartmouth Health in New Hampshire. "It was an incredible honor to receive the Steven Schroeder Award. Measurably reducing patient harm and simultaneously saving dollars that will ultimately improve patient experience, outcomes and efficiency is what Dartmouth Health is committed to. Running a health system is a marathon, not a sprint. Many innovations are heralded as imminent, but in healthcare, that means 5 to 10 years. We need to plan and prepare for change; that means rebuilding the plane while you are flying it. No matter how tough the challenge is, we can do what needs to be done with humanity, integrity, and respect for everyone involved. It's not enough to have the correct strategy, it is how we execute on that strategy that matters," believes Dr. Conroy.
"It is our patients and communities who pay so dearly for so much that is broken about our health care system," said Chris Moriates, MD, Executive Director of Costs of Care. "We want to hold up examples of ethical leadership in striving for more equitable and affordable health care delivery, in hopes that it will show others what is possible."
"We've seen great deterioration in patient safety during the pandemic causing needless deaths and wasteful dollars. We need strong and courageous hospital and health system CEOs to help reverse this troubling trend," said Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We are honored to recognize another outstanding CEO this year leading the charge on safety, quality, and cost, and who truly puts patients first."
Nominations for the Steven Schroeder Award will be accepted through October 7th, 2022 – nominees must be CEOs for hospital and/or health systems that reported to the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. For more information on how to nominate a CEO for the prestigious Steven Schroeder Award, please visit Costs of Care.
About Costs of Care
Costs of Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating change agents who will lead the creation of a more affordable and equitable health system. Since 2009, Costs of Care has collected personal accounts from physicians, nurses, and patients all over the United States that illustrate routine and high-yield opportunities to improve the value of care delivery. Costs of Care directs the Choosing Wisely STARS program for medical students, catalyzing grassroots, student-led initiatives to advance health care value in medical education, as well as the STARS UNITE program for interprofessional teams to work together on value improvement initiatives in clinical learning environments. Costs of Care has also created widely adopted and enduring resources to educate medical trainees and clinicians about how to address health care costs and provide high-value care, including the textbook Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, the "COST" framework for designing value improvement projects, multiple workshops, and free, CME-approved video modules.
In December 2019, Costs of Care launched the Affordability Moonshot - envisioning a world in which "no one has to choose between their life and their life-savings" – informed by an Affordability Framework for Health Systems, and paired with an Affordability Accelerator in September 2021 with the subsequent publication "The Affordability Accelerator: A Road Map to Improve Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs and Trustworthiness in Health Care" in NEJM Catalyst.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
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