Award of Merit
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Recognizing Key Contributions to Hospitals and Health Care
The Award of Merit is presented each year to an individual (not a CEO) who has made noteworthy contributions to the health care field in Indiana.  

Criteria​:

  • ​Nominations must be in the form of a letter to the Chair of the Awards Committee. This letter must be accompanied by background material that details the significant contributions of the nominee to hospitals and/or health care. Supportive and clarifying information may be included. Please do not submit presentations.
  • Nominees must be residents of Indiana​
  • Chief executive officers of IHA member organizations are not eligible

Nominate a Deserving Candidate:
IHA members help us identify and select recipients of the Award of Merit. The award will be presented at IHA's Annual Meeting. Nomations are due Sept. 27, 2024. Download the form below and return to:​ 

Molly Kelly
Member Engagement & Marketing Coordinator
mkelly@ihaconnect.org​

2024 Award of Merit Nomination Form.docx
2024 Award of Merit Nomination Form.pdf


PAST WINNERS

2023 -  Tim Kennedy, JD

2022 -  Dr. Kristina Box​​

2021 -   ​John Pidgeon

2020 - Edmund R. Abel​

2019 - Roy Wilson

​2018 - Dr. Jerome Adams

2017 - Dr. Tim Taber

2016  -  Dale E. Baker

2015  -  Jim McIntire

2014  -  Denise Dillard

2013  -  Peggy Gerard

2012  - Sally Cleveland

2011  -  Dr. James Williams

2010  -  Jon A. Ford

2009  -  Dr. Judith Monroe

2008  -  Dr. Steven C. Beering

2007  -  Senator Patricia L. Miller

2007  -  Representative Charlie Brown

2006  -  John C. Render

2006  -  Kenneth G. Stella

2006  -  David H. Windley

2005  -  Sister Jane Marie Klein

2004  -  John W. Fischer

2003  -  Brenda Eversole

2002  -  JoAnn R. Meehan

2001  -  Rita Mrozinski

2000  -  Michael J. Mastrangeloa, M.D.

1999  -  John D. Walda

1998  -  Samuel H. Hopper

1997  -  John C. Bailey, M.D.

1996  -  Allen M. Hicks

1995  -  Walter Daly Jr., M.D.

1994  -  Sister Clarise Winter

1993  -  Hilton Hobbs

1992  -  Ben Bortz Jr.

1991  -  Barbara Stewart

1990  -  Conrad E. Uitts

1989  -  Otis R. Bowen, M.D.

1988  -  George Lukemeyer, M.D.

1987  -  Donald T. Nelson

1986  -  William H. Krieg

1985  -  William S. Hall

1984  -  C.L. Morris

1983  -  Helen Barrett

1982  -  Edmund F. Ball