Virginia is a state full of winners in the health care field. Some have excelled in the public eye; others have performed wonders quietly. To recognize these individuals and entities, VHHA presents Outstanding Service Awards at our Annual Meeting every spring.

Outstanding Service Awards

VHHA is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 VHHA Outstanding Service Awards are now being accepted. The awards recognize hospital and health care leaders who have made a real difference to Virginia’s hospitals and health systems, and to health care through selfless, energetic, and passionate engagement. Award categories include:

  • Distinguished Service – given to a past or current chief executive officer with a long record of performing outstanding, valuable, and unique services to the hospital and health system community.
  • Meritorious Service – honors a person, other than a CEO, affiliated with a VHHA member who has a history of making significant contributions to health care, on the state and local level, through a commitment to service and leadership.
  • Excellence in Governance – recognizes a person who serves on the governing body of a member hospital or health system member who has a history of making significant contributions to health care, on the state and local level, through a commitment to service and leadership.

Any representative from a VHHA institutional member may nominate someone for an award, which will be presented during the 2019 VHHA Annual Meeting this Spring. Nominations must be submitted on the form that can be accessed online here. Submissions should include a resumé and a one-page narrative that summarizes the candidate’s accomplishments and cites the reason for the nomination. Letters of recommendation and other supporting materials may be attached to the submissions. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. The mailing address for nomination is:

VHHA Nominations Committee
P.O. Box 31394
Richmond, VA 23294-1394

Download a nomination form.

See a list of past recipients.

Winner Selection

Nominations are evaluated and chosen by the VHHA Nominations Committee. The committee reserves the right not to present an award in any category.

Presentation of 2019 Awards

VHHA Annual Meeting
Williamsburg, Virginia