Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO

Accepting Nominations Now through October 15th

The Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO award was created to recognize a hospital and/or health system CEO who has demonstrated courageous and ethical leadership addressing the twin issues of affordability and quality of health care in their community. The recipient of this year’s award will again be prominently recognized at The Leapfrog Group’s distinguished Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 17th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The award will recognize leadership in measurably reducing patient harm and saving dollars at the same time. Examples of leadership the Award seeks to recognize include:

  • Reducing infections and errors leading to reductions in length of stay and other measurable impacts on patient affordability;
  • “Patient friendly” billing practices and policies such as outcome “guarantees” and waiver of fees associated with avoidable harm;
  • Innovative consumer-friendly price and quality transparency tools accessible to diverse populations;
  • Counselors, social workers, and/or community outreach, that help patients advocate and engage with the health system to achieve the very best, most affordable care for themselves and their families;
  • Preventive practices that measurably reduce the need for acute care services;
  • Maternity and post-partum care practices that reduce unnecessary and expensive medical interventions
  • Application of Choosing Wisely and other clinician best practices to improve cost and quality
  • Fostering nursing leadership and engagement to improve patient safety and demonstrate cost savings to patients

The Outstanding Healthcare CEO award is named in honor of Steven Schroeder, MD, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care at the University of California San Francisco and former President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Schroeder has spent five decades inspiring and mentoring leaders to forcefully advocate for better quality and more affordable health care, and he has inspired leaders of both Costs of Care and The Leapfrog Group. Dr. Schroeder believes, “now more than ever health care needs to find the sweet spot where quality is maximized and costs are constrained. It is not possible for institutions to achieve those goals without visionary and courageous leadership. This award recognizes such leaders, with the intent to salute their accomplishments and to serve as a model for others.”


Submit Your Nomination


Please provide 2 examples that BEST highlight their leadership and how it has measurably improved both patient care and affordability at the same time (limit 7500 characters)