Distinguished Service

​​​Honoring Indiana Hospitals' Distinguished CEOs

The Distinguished Service Award is presented each year to an Indiana BAN_8059.JPGhospital chief executive officer who has made outstanding contributions to his or her organization, its patients, the community, and the health care profession. The image to the right features IHA president Brian Tabor (right), Robert Brody, Senior VP/COO Ambulatory Services at Franciscan Alliance  and former IHA board chairman (left), with the 2017​​​​ recipient, James Bickel (center).

Criteria:
The recipient must meet the following criteria:​​

  • Has to be a chief executive officer of an IHA member organization
  • Has contributed to the advancement of high-quality, efficient health care services in an Indiana community
  • Has attained a high level of proficiency and demonstrated competence in health care administration
  • Has demonstrated a serious commitment to furthering the profession of health care administration
  • Has made significant contributions to the advancement of health care at the state or national levels
Nominate a CEO:
IHA members help us identify and select recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. Nominations may be made by anyone affiliated with an IHA member organization. Awards will be presented at this year's Annual Meeting. You can  nominate someone online or download this form and return to:

Fay Pitz
500 North Meridian Street, Suite 250
Indianapolis, IN 46204


PAST  WINNERS:

2017 - Jim Bickel

2016  -  Robert J. Brody

2015  -  Dan Evans Jr.

2014  -  Mark Moore

2013  -  Gary Meyer

2012  -  Dr. William VanNess

2011  -  Robert C. Keen

2010  -  Gregory W. Lintjer

2009  -  Samuel L. Odle

2008  -  William Corley

2007  -  Vincent C. Caponi

2006  -  Jo Ann Birdzell

2005  -  Marvin L. Bair

2004  -  R. Craig Lysinger

2003  -  John H. Betjemann

2002  -  William J. Loveday

2001  -  William F. Brockman

2000  -  Jack Basler

1999  -  Stephen O. Leurck

1998  -  George W. Poor

1997  -  David S. Ridderheim

1996  -  George H. James Jr.

1995  -  John Hatcher

1994  -  Thomas H. Kramer

1993  -  R. Frank Shelton

1992  -  John R. Birdzell

1991  -  Philip A. Newbold

1990  -  Dennis W. Dawes

1989  -  Leigh E. Morris

1988  -  Sister M. Martin McEntee

1987  -  Roland E. Kohr

1986  -  Joe Hochderffer

1985  -  Robert S. Borczon

1984  -  Mark Sien

1983  -  Herman Kohlman

1982  -  Arthur S. Molasto