GHA awards and scholarships honor exceptional hospital employees and hospitals throughout the state of Georgia.

The W. Daniel Barker Leadership Award recognizes an active GHA-member hospital/health system administrator or CEO who has made outstanding contributions to health care.

The Distinguished Service Award honors a Georgian who has dedicated time and talent to bettering a hospital and its community.

The Community Leadership Award recognizes a member hospital that has made exemplary contributions to the health and well-being of the people of Georgia through community health improvement.

The Hospital Hero Awards honor GHA-member hospital employees or volunteers throughout the state.

The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Patient Safety and Quality Awards recognize health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes.


The Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program is now the GHA Marjorie Hogan Workforce Development Program. It is a combination of hospital internship opportunities, high-school health occupations experience and post-secondary educational scholarships. The program aims to provide opportunities for members to receive a small financial subsidy for workforce development; students to receive work experience, scholarships, training and education; and the legacies of Mrs. and Mr. Glenn Hogan, the first Executive Director of GHA, to continue. For more information, contact Becca Hallum.

The Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (GAHFM) Jack Joines Scholarship recognizes an individual for his or her demonstrated leadership skills, exemplary commitment to the society, community and the health care profession.