Hospital of the Year

Each and every day, Georgia’s community hospitals work to provide the best in patient care and service to the community. In recognition of this dedication to improving the health and wellness of our community, the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals honors the best of the best through an annual awards program sponsored by Porter Novelli. Member hospitals with outstanding achievements and important community initiatives are encouraged to submit a nomination. Winners will be announced at the annual fall conference, featured in the Alliance “Annual Report” and on our website, and promoted to the media.

Awards Criteria

The “Hospital of the Year” award is intended to highlight the impact of member hospitals on individual patients, the health and wellness of Georgians, and the quality of life of their communities.

Hospital programs will be evaluated on their impact on one or more of these goals:

  • Support direct patient care through improving access for indigent populations
  • Support major economic development initiatives
  • Support major quality-of-life initiatives
  • Demonstrate support from the local community
  • Provide extraordinary community benefits
  • Enhance or expand critical health care services to the hospital’s community or service area

Hospitals must submit a letter of nomination (maximum of two pages) and no more than five supporting documents – newspaper articles, brochures, videos, posters and commendations. As appropriate, testimonials or endorsement statements from individuals in a position to assess the benefit of a hospital’s program should be included and will be considered. These include patients, local civic leaders, newspaper clips and other documentation.

Eligibility and Admissions

Nominations must be submitted by August 12, 2015 to be considered.

To be eligible, award honorees must be a current member of the Alliance with dues paid in full; have 501 (c) (3) or equivalent tax status; and not have won in the previous two years.

Mail or email nominations and supporting materials to:

Eleanor Halgren, Porter Novelli, 3500 Lenox Rd., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326;

For questions or additional information, contact Eleanor Halgren at (617) 897-8233 or by e-mail.