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Inspiring Hospital Commitment to Sustainable Charitable Service

The Hospital Charitable Service Awards program honors hospital-sponsored programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery.

We want to recognize hospitals whose commitment to their community-whether defined locally, regionally, nationally or globally-has led to innovative, sustainable and collaborative efforts to improve community health and increase access to healthcare education and services.

Our hope is that your health program will inspire others to identify and address community health needs in sustainable ways.

We're looking for health programs whose efforts go beyond the traditional definitions of "community benefit" and "free care" to both identify and satisfy tangible community health needs.  Educational services, health screenings, support groups, and medical mission work are just a few of the possible community-based services that have participated in this Awards program.

Learn how other hospitals have contributed to the communities they serve, and tell us how your organization is making a difference by nominating a community health program and sharing its story.

Aims of the Awards Program

  • Create greater awareness of the amazing gifts hospitals offer their communities
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of hospital programs that stand as beacons of community service for the underserved
  • Share existing "best practices" for delivering and funding community health programs
  • Connect hospitals with innovative approaches and new opportunities to serving the underserved

Is your program eligible?

All hospital-funded community programs are eligible to participate regardless of the size, tax or ownership model.

Simply visit our nominations page, and request the official application form.

When Will Award Winners Be Announced?

Finalists will be announced in early October 2016. Award-winners will be announced at a special banquet in February 2017. Click here to learn more.