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Gage Awards

The Gage Awards program honors the outstanding work of America’s Essential Hospitals members. We were proud to recognize University Health and Regional One Health in the population health category and UK HealthCare and Erie County Medical Center in the quality improvement category. Congratulations to all our honorees!


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About #VITAL2019


VITAL2019 offered an updated program with five education tracks, more than 30 sessions, and valuable content forged by member experience.

Attendees connected with hundreds of hospital and health system leaders and explored key issues, including behavioral and population health, hospital financing, patient safety, and quality improvement.


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Speakers

VITAL 2019 featured informative and moving keynotes from speakers like Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD and Sue Klebold.
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Opening Keynote

Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD

Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

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Keynote Speaker

Sue Klebold

Author, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

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