The Institute of Medicine of Chicago Awards recognize the achievements of leaders in healthcare, public health and population health.
Nominate an outstanding individual or organization and recognize their achievements in IOMC's top award's program. Select from the categories that recognize an individual or an organization in performance and achievements. The awards are open to all and it is not required to be a Fellow or Billings Society Fellow of IOMC.
The respective awards are presented at the Annual Meeting in June or the Healthcare Leadership Summit in December.
See specific deadlines below.
The Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare
HENRY P. RUSSE, MD(February 12, 1928-May 10, 1991) served as Dean of Rush Medical College at Rush University Medical Center and served five terms as President of The Institute of Medicine of Chicago during an extraordinary decade of personal and professional commitment to the advancement of medicine. To recognize his contributions, the Trustees of Rush University Medical Center and The Institute of Medicine of Chicago have established the Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare. This ongoing award demonstrates, as Dr. Russe exemplified, that humanitarianism must characterize the practice of medicine and medical education beyond the science, technology and personal skillfulness essential in caring for the health of our fellow citizens. In 2021, awarded at the Healthcare Leadership Summit in December.
Submissions due September 1, 2021. For more details and to download the Nomination Form for The Henry P. Russe, MD Award visit this page.
IOMC Humanitarian Global Health Award
Presented to a Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area individual or organization that has provided voluntary, longstanding, and international humanitarian health service(s). The recipient need not be a Fellow or affiliated with the IOMC. In 2021, awarded at the Healthcare Leadership Summit in December.
The Portes/IOMC Award for Excellence in Prevention of Disease
Awarded periodically to an individual in the Illinois region who has shown excellence in health promotion and disease prevention by their contributions in the area of prevention of disease, and the remediation of disability and human suffering. The individual need not be a Fellow of the IOMC. In 2021, awarded at the Healthcare Leadership Summit in December.
Innovation in Health Care / Health Care Delivery
The Innovations in Health Care/Health Care Delivery Award recognizes an individual or organization that has implemented an approach, strategy or improvement in health care or health care delivery that enhances patient care, equity and/or improves outcomes. The healthcare professional need not be a Fellow of the IOMC. In 2021, awarded at the Healthcare Leadership Summit in December.
Submissions due October 1, 2021. For more details and to download the Nomination Form visit this page.
The IOMC Award for Public Service
Presented to a Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area healthcare professional who has a longstanding history of highly valuable public service on a voluntary basis. Such service should have enhanced the health of residents of the Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area. The healthcare professional need not be a Fellow of the IOMC. Visit the 2021 Awards page here.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is a rare recognition provided by the Institute to an individual whose contributions, meaning and significance to the Institute cannot be expressed in any other way. Acknowledges an individual and a career as a healthcare leader and abiding commitment to the welfare of patients and health of the citizens of Chicago, Cook, Collar Counties and the State of Illinois. Visit the 2021 Awards page here.
No fee to submit nominations.
Did you miss the 2021 Annual Meeting?
View the 2021 Annual Meeting and the IOMC Awards here.