Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Medical Quality Management

ACMQ recognizes exemplary leaders in the field. 

Founders' Award

2017 Founders’ Award winner, Paula J. Santrach, MD (R), with 2015-2017 ACMQ President Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MHPE, MBA.

ACMQ's Founders' Award is for outstanding contributions by an individual to the field of Medical Quality Management or Clinical Quality Improvement in the areas of scholarship, ideas, or the promotion of the specialty. There are no membership or geographic restrictions, or required qualifications. The award requires the recipient to deliver a one-hour presentation at the annual meeting. Prior winners cannot win the award again. Anyone can submit a nomination; candidates may self-nominate.



Past Recipients:

2018 - Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH
2017 - Paula J. Santrach, MD
2016 - Robert M. Wachter, MD
2015 - Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM
2014 - R. Heather Palmer, MBBCh, SM
2013 - Timothy B. McDonald, MD, JD
2012 - Kenneth I. Shine
2010 - Ed H. Wagner, MD, MPH
2009 - Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
2008 - Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, MPH
2007 - Janet Corrigan, PhD
2006 - Sheldon Greenfield, MD
2005 - David Brailer, MD, PhD
2004 - Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH
2003 - Paul B. Batalden, MD
2001 - Mark Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH
2000 - Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc
1999 - Brent James, MD, MStat
1998 - David Eddy, MD, PhD
1997 - Margaret O’Kane
1996 - Lawrence L. Weed, MD
1995 - George Lundberg, MD
1994 - Donald Harper Mills, MD
1993 - Donald Berwick, MD
1992 - William Fifer, MD
1991 - Joseph Gonella, MD
1990 - Dennis O’Leary, MD
1989 - Robert Brook, MD
1988 - Paul Gertman, MD
1987 - William F. Jessee, MD
1986 - Charles M. Jacobs, MD
1985 - John Williamson, MD
1984 - Avedis Donabedian, MD

 


 

Institutional Award


Sharon Arnold, PhD (R), accepting the 2017 ACMQ Institutional Leadership in Quality Award on behalf of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with 2015-2017 ACMQ President Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MHPE, MBA.

ACMQ's Institutional Leadership in Quality Award is for outstanding contributions by a corporation, organization or institution to the field of Medical Quality Management or Clinical Quality Improvement in the areas of scholarship, ideas, or the promotion of the specialty. There are no membership or geographic restrictions, or required qualifications. The award requires a representative of the recipient organization to deliver a 30-min presentation at the annual meeting. Prior winners cannot win the award again. Anyone can submit a nomination; candidate organizations may self-nominate.



Past Recipients:

2018 - ABIM Foundation for the Choosing Wisely Initiative
2017 - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
2016 - Virginia Mason Institute
2015 - American Nurses Association
2014 - Association of American Medical Colleges
2013 - Intermountain Healthcare
2012 - Montefiore Medical Center
2010 - Veterans Health Administration
2009 - RAND Health
2008 - HealthPartners
2007 - Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth
2006 - SSM Healthcare
2005 - NSLIJ Health System
2004 - Kaiser Health Plans/Kaiser Permanente
2003 - Merck & Co. Outcomes Research Div
2001 - Pfizer Pharm. Group Outcomes Research Div
2000 - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
1999 - Univ of Pennsylvania Health System

 


 

Service Award


2008 Service Award winner, John Saalwaechter, MD, MBA.

The Service Award is for outstanding service by a member.



Past Recipients:

2014 - Jerod Loeb, PhD
2013 - David B. Mayer, MD
2010 - David Nash, MD, MBA (combination award)
2009 - Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH
2008 - John Saalwaechter, MD, MBA
2007 - Robert Pendrak, MD, MS
2006 - Paul Gitman, MD
2005 - Ralph Rosenblum, Jr., DDS
2004 - Robert Beltran, MD, MBA
2003 - Melvyn Friedman, DO
2001 - Arthur Pelberg, MD, MPA
2000 - Nigel Roberts, MD
1999 - James Ziegenfuss, Jr, PhD
1998 - Paul Bronston, MD
1997 - Donald Huge, MD
1996 - Richard Kaine, MD
1995 - Ann Wadstrom, MD
1994 - Burton Jay, MD
1993 - Alex Rodriguez, MD
1992 - Thomas Connolly, Jr, MD
1991 - Thomas McBride, MD
1990 - Robert Barto, MD
1989 - David Jones, MD
1989 - Charles Spratt, MD
1988 - Herbert Cohen, MD
1987 - Herbert Goldstein, MD
1986 - Joan Mary Roberts, MD

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