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Judging Panel Announced for $100,000 Hearst Health Prize in Partnership with JCPH


Hearst Health, a division of Hearst Corporation, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, today announced the interdisciplinary panel of judges for the inaugural Hearst Health Prize.  This is an annual $100,000 cash award given in recognition of an organization’s or individual’s outstanding achievement in managing or improving wellness.  The announcement was made by Gregory Dorn, MD, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, who is one of the judges. 

The nine healthcare leaders serving as judges for the 2015 Hearst Health Prize are:

  • Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD
  • A. Mark Fendrick, MD
  • Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
  • H. Stephen Lieber, CAE
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
  • David B. Nash, MD, MBA
  • Valinda Rutledge, MBA, MSN
  • James M. Schibanoff, MD
  • Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA

Full bios can be found at

"It is an honor to partner with such a distinguished group of healthcare authorities," Dorn said. "All of the judges' careers are dedicated to improving health outcomes through policy and practice. It is their collective judgment that assures the Hearst Health Prize meaningfully contributes to this field's body of work."

"I look forward to collaborating with my fellow judges, learning about innovative programs across the country that are advancing population health and sharing these best practices," Nash said.

The Hearst Health Prize is now accepting submissions from institutions and individuals who have demonstrated measurably improved outcomes in managing the health of a population.  The judges, in conjunction with faculty from the Jefferson College of Population Health, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:

  • Population health impact or outcome, demonstrated by measurable improvement
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and best practices to improve the quality of care
  • Scalability and sustainability
  • Promotion of engagement, collaboration and communication
  • Innovation

For full details about the Hearst Health Prize, including eligibility, submission criteria, application and competition rules, please visit

Deadline for submissions:  October 23, 2015

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