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Salute! to Healthcare Nominations Now Open
GDAHC reinvigorates the annual awards ceremony to honor our community's health care leaders, with a new award recognizing the individuals and organizations who have gone above during the Covid-19 pandemic. A virtual event is being planned for Spring 2021.

Salute! to Healthcare Nominations Now Open

Each year, GDAHC asks the community to consider who is performing exceptional work within the health care community. We look forward to coming together at Salute! to Healthcare to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations going above and beyond, setting new innovative standards, driving change, and creatively addressing the health needs of the community.  


This past year has pushed the health care system in ways not previously imagined. A year fighting a pandemic has tested our capacity in more ways than one. It has fueled innovation, and demanded attention, leaving other areas of service to continue to plug away at what they do best, often under the radar of acknowledgment. 


We are asking our community to consider nominating individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work supporting the health and wellbeing of our community members. This year we have four award categories, including a new award that encompasses the hard work exemplified addressing health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Nominations can be submitted by downloading the form and emailing it to Nicki Gabel at ngabel@gdahc.org by February 28th. Or, you can submit an online form via SurveyMonkey.



Award Categories & Criteria

Guardian of Health Award *NEW*

The Guardian of Health Award recognizes an individual or organization who has gone above and beyond their “normal” responsibilities, stepped out of their comfort zone, provided extraordinary care, or carved a new and innovative care pathway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The selected recipient(s) will receive this award during the virtual Salute! to Healthcare presentation in early 2021.



Sy Gottlieb Award

The Sy Gottlieb Award was established in 1992 in recognition of Symond Gottlieb, a former executive director of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council [GDAHC]. Mr. Gottlieb was an outstanding leader who made numerous contributions to healthcare reform in our region. The award recognizes an outstanding healthcare professional who has demonstrated sustained visionary leadership in southeast Michigan. The honoree(s) will receive his or her award during our virtual Salute! to Healthcare presentation in early 2021. 


Criteria for selection include: 

1. Long-term commitment and dedication to influencing change and improvement in healthcare; 

2. Active participation in GDAHC and support of its mission; 

3. Advocator for racial equity and elimination of disparities in care; and 

4. Broad understanding of community health needs and demonstrated collaborative approaches to achieve health care reform in southeast Michigan. 

5. GDAHC membership not required.



 Eagle Award for Visionary Leadership

In 2004, the Greater Detroit Area Health Council [GDAHC] established the Eagle Award for Visionary Leadership to recognize the contributions of an organization in southeast Michigan that has made steady progress in advancing healthcare quality, access or cost. The selected organization will receive their award during our virtual Salute! to Healthcare presentation in early 2021. 

Criteria for selection include: 

1. Commitment to influencing change and improvement in healthcare in southeast Michigan; 

2. Demonstrated efforts to advance a significant quality, access or cost issue; 

3. Exhibits partnership or collaborative approach to the solution; 

4. Significant progress in outcome and desired impact of the program; 

5. Community benefit - creating awareness, best practices and shared knowledge; and 

6. Recognizes and works to resolve racial disparities and inequities in care. 

7. GDAHC membership not required. 



Breakthrough Award

The Breakthrough Award recognizes an individual or organization for their impact on the health and well-being of southeast Michigan through community engagement and innovation. The selected recipient will receive this award during the virtual Salute! to Healthcare presentation in early 2021.

 

Criteria for selection include: 

1. Commitment to improvement in healthcare in southeast Michigan; 

2. Demonstrated efforts to innovate and energize healthcare; 

3. Strong community engagement efforts; and 

4. Commitment to the elimination of racial disparities 



Nominations can be submitted by downloading the form and emailing it to Nicki Gabel at ngabel@gdahc.org by February 28th. Or, you can submit an online form via SurveyMonkey.