Health Care Hall of Fame

Previous Inductees

2017 •  2016 •  2015 •  2014 •  2013 •  2012 •  2011 •  2010 •  2009 •  2008 •  2007 •  2006 •  2005 •  2004


This prestigious award is in partnership between Modern Healthcare and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and was created to honor the men and women who have made outstanding contributions and extraordinary strides in the healthcare industry.

Each year, two or three healthcare luminaries are inducted into the Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame. Since 1988, ninety-five healthcare visionaries, original thinkers and leaders have been honored with the well-respected distinction and a recognition plaque installed in the Healthcare Hall of Fame, prominently displayed at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital founded by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond.

View the gallery of previous Health Care Hall of Fame inductees.



  • No longer be working full-time in the healthcare industry or a profession allied to the healthcare industry for at least 2 years.
  • Not be employed by or under contract with Modern Healthcare
  • Not have been nominated more than five times for induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • October 17, 2016 – Health Care Hall of Fame opens for nominations
  • December 16, 2016 – Deadline for Health Care Hall of Fame Nominations
  • January 16, 2017 – Winners announced in Modern Healthcare magazine, newsletters and on
  • March 27, 2017 – Profiles of winners to be published in Modern Healthcare magazine and on

Judging Criteria

  • Successfully led one or more organizations in the healthcare industry or a profession allied to the healthcare industry (e.g., provider, supplier, academia, association, etc.)
  • Made a lasting contribution to the healthcare industry and/or the patients served by the healthcare industry
  • Made numerous significant contributions to the healthcare field at the local, state, and national levels. Contributions must be extraordinary or far exceed the expectations for someone in the candidate's position
  • Assumed a leadership position in the healthcare industry outside of the candidate's own organization or company
  • Demonstrated a willingness to share his or her expertise with others in the healthcare industry
  • Served as a role model or mentor to others in the healthcare industry
  • Showed the ability or influence to effect change in the healthcare industry


    To nominate, please email Leah Judge all required materials as listed below.

    If you prefer to send hard copies of your nomination documents, please mail them to the following address:
    Modern Healthcare Health Care Hall of Fame
    c/o Leah Judge, Marketing Coordinator
    150 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60601


Required Materials/Documentation

    Please email Leah Judge at or mail hard copies to the address mentioned above:

  • CV or resume of the nominee
  • No more than 1,000 words detailing why the candidate meets the requirements for induction consideration
  • Optional: Additional documentation demonstrating the candidate’s successes in the healthcare industry. – Up to 10 pages and/or file size no bigger than 25 MB Additional documentation may include:
  • PR/Media articles or clips
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous employers, co-workers, and/or colleagues
  • Other nominee background information


There is no applicable fee to nominate for this recognition program.



In partnership with the American College of Executives (ACHE), Modern Healthcare hosts an awards gala for the Health Care Hall of Fame inductees each year. The 2017 awards gala will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Register to attend the awards dinner.



Interested in sponsoring the industry’s most prestigious recognition program? Please contact your Modern Healthcare Account Executive at 312.649.5311 to learn more.



If you have any questions about the program, including the selection process, criteria or deadline, please contact Dave May.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process of this program, please contact Leah Judge.


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