May 2001

Catholic Health Initiatives Honored
with National Quality Health Care Award


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Leaders from Catholic Health Initiatives accepted the 2001 National Quality Health Care Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 11. This is the first time the award was presented to a national health care system. The National Committee for Quality Health Care presents the award annually to a health care provider whose demonstrated goal is improving health care through high quality performance and innovative leadership.

Gathering around the award are, from left: Stephen Reynolds, president and chief executive officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Maryanna Coyle, SC, chair of the Board of Stewardship Trustees, Catholic Health Initiatives; Harold Ray, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Catholic Health Initiatives; Patricia A. Cahill, JD, president and chief executive officer, Catholic Health Initiatives; Samuel Nussbaum, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Anthem, Inc.; Charles Lauer, corporate vice president and publisher, Modern Healthcare; Catherine McDermott, president and chief executive officer, National Committee for Quality Health Care; Tony Alibrio, president emeritus, Sodexho Marriott Services Health Care Division.