2011 Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award Winner
Susan M. Page
Who Is Donald A. Wilson
Donald A. Wilson served as president of the Kansas Hospital Association from 1982 to 2004. In 2007, the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award was established to honor Wilson’s dedication and years of service to Kansans.
Purpose of the Award
The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award recognizes hospital-related individuals who have made an outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community. The award recognizes a hospital-related individual who has been a change agent in the hospital industry.
The award will be given based on the nominee's work in the following areas: relevance; leadership; innovation; partnership: and impact.
Nominations received from KHA members are considered by the KHA Council on Health Delivery. Their recommendation is then approved by the Executive Committee of the KHA Board. Only one award will be granted in a given year. Nominations should be submitted to the president of the Kansas Hospital Association by Aug. 1. For more information, call KHA at (785) 233-7436 or go to www.kha-net.org.
June – Announcement and call for nominations
Aug. 1 – Nominations due
August – Nominations reviewed by the KHA Governance Committee
September – KHA Executive Committee review of recommendations
October – Awardee determined
November – Awardee honored at KHA Annual Convention
Award Presentation and Recognition
In recognition for an outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community, the awardee will be honored by:
- Recognition at the Kansas Hospital Association Annual Convention;
- The Visionary Award Plaque;
- Coverage in KHA publications and on the KHA Web site; and
- Media announcements of the award.
Materials to Be Submitted
Nominations should be submitted on a nomination form. Attach a brief description (500-1,000 words) addressing the nominee's work in the following five areas: relevance, leadership, innovation, partnership and impact.
Kansas Hospital Association
215 SE Eighth Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3906
The completed nomination form and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than Aug. 1.
Kent E. Palmberg, MD, 2007
Roger W. Pearson, 2008