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Foster G. McGaw Prize

Awards and In-Kind Services to USA Hospitals and Health
Organizations in Recognition of Commitment and Service

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Hospital Association (AHA)

Deadline Date:

05/22/20 Midnight CT


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Awards and in-kind services to USA organizations in recognition of high standards of health care service. Eligible applicants may be health care organizations, hospitals, health systems, integrated networks, and self-defined community partnerships. The award program was designed to recognize outstanding leadership, commitment, community involvement, partnerships, and the extent of services.

Award Criteria:

  • Leadership - The health delivery organization takes a proactive role in establishing the web of relationships needed to address the community's health and social issues and to improve the community's well-being.
  • Commitment - Individuals and departments throughout the health delivery organization, including governance, administration, and patient care, are involved on an ongoing basis in the organization's community service plan and/or initiatives.
  • Partnerships - The health delivery organization has alliances with the community, including physicians, other health-related organizations, business, and government, to identify and meet community health needs.
  • Breadth and Depth of Initiatives - The health delivery organization's community service initiatives: (a) exceed the provision of just acute medical and health care services; (b) address major health-related issues in the community; (c) constitute a significant and sustainable, ongoing effort by the health delivery organization; and (d) demonstrate an impact on the community‚Äôs health status and/or quality of life.
  • Community Involvement - There is a high level of community response to, acceptance of, and participation in the health delivery organization's community service initiatives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180443

Estimated Size of Grant:

Winner: $100,000, and a trophy, recognition at a special awards ceremony at the AHA Annual Meeting, and coverage in AHA News and other health care publications.

Up to three finalists will each receive $10,000 and mention in AHA News and other health care publications.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: health care delivery organizations - hospitals, health systems, integrated networks, or self-defined community partnerships. The applicants represent the gamut in terms of size -- from small and/or rural to large urban/suburban.

Once an organization has won the Prize, it is ineligible to win the Prize again.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
-May 22, 2020 Applications must be received online before midnight Central Time on May 22, 2020.
-May - June 2020 Initial review of all applications is conducted by an external panel of health care executives from across the country.
-July 2020 The highest-ranking applications are forwarded to the Foster G. McGaw Prize Committee for review. The Prize Committee is composed of nationally prominent executives and academicians.
-August 2020 The Prize committee meets and selects up to four semifinalists for site visits. All applicants are notified by mail of the status.
-September - November 2020 The Prize Committee conducts site visits to the four semifinalists.
-December 2020 The Prize Committee selects a winner and finalists. These health delivery organizations are notified by mail of the status.
-April 2021 The 2020 winner and finalists are honored at the AHA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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