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The 2024 LEADERSHIP AWARDS  

Check out the past 2023 Leadership Awards Winners here. 

Closed  -  Deadline May 1, 2024   

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago Awards recognize the achievements of leaders in healthcare, public health and population health at its  Leadership Awards & Annual Meeting held in June each each year.


Nominate an outstanding individual or organization and recognize their achievements in IOMC's top award's program. Select from the categories that recognize an individual or an organization in performance and achievements. The awards are open to all, and it is not required to be a Fellow or Billings Society Fellow of IOMC.


The awards will be presented at the 2024 Leadership Awards & Annual Meeting on June 20, 2024. 

More information on the event can be found here. 

                 


The Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare 


HENRY P. RUSSE, MD (February 12, 1928-May 10, 1991) served as Dean of Rush Medical College at Rush University Medical Center and served five terms as President of The Institute of Medicine of Chicago during an extraordinary decade of personal and professional commitment to the advancement of medicine.  To recognize his contributions, the Trustees of Rush University Medical Center and The Institute of Medicine of Chicago have established the Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare.  This ongoing award demonstrates, as Dr. Russe exemplified, that humanitarianism must characterize the practice of medicine and medical education beyond the science, technology and personal skillfulness essential in caring for the health of our fellow citizens.  This award will be presented at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 

Deadline for Nominations:  May 1, 2024 5:00 PM CT. For more details and to download the Nomination Form for The Henry P. Russe, MD Award visit this page.

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IOMC Humanitarian Global Health Award 

Presented to a Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area individual or organization that has provided voluntary, longstanding, and international humanitarian health service(s).  The humanitarian work must be performed outside of the US. The history and timeline of the work initiatives must be included in the submittal. The recipient need not be a Fellow or affiliated with the IOMC.   This award will be awarded at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 


The Portes / IOMC Award for Excellence in Prevention of Disease 

Awarded periodically to an individual in the Illinois region who has shown excellence in health promotion and disease prevention by their contributions in the area of prevention of disease, and the remediation of disability and human suffering.  The individual need not be a Fellow of the IOMC.  This award will be awarded at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 

Innovation in Health Care / Health Care Delivery 

Two award opportunities!- Individual and Organization 

The Innovations in Health Care/Health Care Delivery Award recognizes an individual or organization that has implemented an approach, strategy or improvement in health care or health care delivery that enhances patient care, equity and/or improves outcomes.  Two awards comprise this specific award. 1) Health  Improvement - primarily academic institutions. 2) Healthcare Delivery - individual or an organization. A curriculum vitae of the leader must be submitted if the nomination is an organization. The healthcare professional need not be a Fellow of the IOMC. This award will be awarded at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 


The IOMC Award for Public Service 


Presented to a Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area healthcare professional who has a longstanding history of highly valuable public service on a voluntary basis.  Such service should have enhanced the health of residents of the Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area.  The healthcare professional need not be a Fellow of the IOMC.  This award will be presented at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 


Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2024 5:00 PM CT.  For more details and to download the Nomination Form visit this page.


Lifetime Achievement Award 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is a rare recognition provided by the Institute to an individual whose contributions, meaning and significance to the Institute cannot be expressed in any other way.  Acknowledges an individual and a career as a healthcare leader and abiding commitment to the welfare of patients and health of the citizens of Chicago, Cook, Collar Counties and the State of Illinois.  This award will be presented at the Annual Meeting, if awarded. 

Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2024 5:00 PM CT. For more detail and to download the Nomination Form visit this page.

General Information 

 All submitted materials must be submitted in a single PDF.  Do not combine award entries; they will not be accepted.   Submit a single PDF for each award submittal. 

There is no fee to submit nominations. 

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