H. Robert Cathcart has been there since the beginning.
Cathcart, the longtime president of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, graciously opened up a wing of the historic hospital to house the Health Care Hall of Fame exhibit.
Since its inception in 1988, some 49 healthcare luminaries have been inducted. Cathcart served as a judge every year during that span.
This year, he was left off the judging panel because of his nomination to the Hall of Fame. And he was selected along with this year's four other honorees by these judges:
Thomas W. Chapman, senior associate vice president for network development, George Washington University Medical Center in Washington.
Richard L. Clarke, president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill.
Carolyne Davis, senior consultant at Ernst & Young, Washington.
Thomas C. Dolan, president of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago.
Charles S. Lauer, publisher of MODERN HEALTHCARE* and corporate vice president of its parent company, Crain Communications, Chicago.
Elliott C. Roberts, professor at Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans.
Monroe Trout, M.D., retired chief executive of American Healthcare Systems, La Jolla, Calif.
MODERN HEALTHCARE reporters Scott Hensley, Mary Chris Jaklevic, Karen Pallarito, Charlotte Snow and Ron Shinkman wrote the profiles of the winners. Senior Editor Neil McLaughlin and Keith Horist, assistant managing editor/graphics, coordinated the Hall of Fame coverage.
Clark W. Bell
Editor, associate publisher