Percy Allen II, the late Henry J. Kaiser and Sister Mary Roch Rocklage have been chosen as the latest inductees into Modern Healthcare
's Health Care Hall of Fame.
Allen, 70, a former president of the National Association of Health Services Executives, spearheaded a joint effort with the American College of Healthcare Executives to address racial disparities in healthcare management. He also is a former president and CEO of the Baltimore division of Bon Secours Health System.
Kaiser, who died in 1967 at the age of 85, co-founded what is now the
8.6 million-member Kaiser Permanente with Dr. Sidney Garfield in 1938. He also established the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in 1948, one of the country's leading healthcare philanthropies.
Rocklage, 75, is a well-known Roman Catholic healthcare leader. She was the first president and CEO of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis. Rocklage chaired the Catholic Health Association board in 1984-85 and the American Hospital Association board in 2002.
Allen, Kaiser and Rocklage will be profiled in the March 21 issue of Modern Healthcare. And they will be honored at a ceremony March 20 at the Hilton Chicago in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2011 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Allen, Kaiser and Rocklage will be the 88th, 89th and 90th inductees, respectively, into the Health Care Hall of Fame since its creation in 1988.