Community Leadership Award

2020 winner announced soon!

The GHA Community Leadership Award was established in 1997 to recognize a GHA-member hospital that has made exemplary contributions to the health and well-being of the people of Georgia through leadership in the area of community health improvement. The award is presented annually at the GHA Summer Meeting.

Any GHA-member hospital may make a nomination. Joint nominations are encouraged in cases of collaborative efforts involving more than one GHA-member organization. Judging will be performed by an anonymous committee appointed by the GHA Chair.

Applicants are asked to meet the following criteria for excellence in serving Georgia’s health care community:

  • Outstanding Community-Based Contribution: The hospital shall have made, or be making, a truly outstanding contribution through an initiative to improve the health status of individuals, targeted groups, communities or the state. (750 words or fewer.)
  • Community Connections: The hospital has developed an innovative, collaborative approach to meeting an identified community need(s) to advance health status and/or reduce health disparities. (750 words or fewer.)
  • Results: As a result of the hospital's efforts, there is concrete evidence of heightened community involvement in addressing local and health care needs. The efforts have also instilled within the community a greater sense of affiliation with the hospital and a better understanding of the role it plays in the vitality of the community. (750 words or fewer.)

Any GHA member may submit a nomination. A nomination may be submitted in narrative form summarizing the purpose and accomplishments. To be considered for review, nominations should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. Note: A hospital may nominate its own programs.
Past Winners
Congratulations to our 2019 Community Leadership Award Winner!

Augusta University Health

Check out our past winners.