NIHCM's 25th Anniversary & Presentation of the Uwe E. Reinhardt Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Award
Nancy Chockley: 25 Years of Leadership
Nancy Chockley is the founding President and CEO of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM). In the early 1990s, Chockley recognized a need for an organization that could bring business leaders together with policy makers and other experts to lower health care costs and improve quality. She pitched the idea to an outstanding group of forward-looking health plan CEOs, and with their leadership and support, NIHCM LLC was incorporated in 1993. Today, members of the NIHCM Board insure more than 40 percent of commercially insured Americans and have a combined revenue of over $250 billion.
Chockley has long appreciated that researchers and journalists play a critical role both in identifying and evaluating issues, and in educating decision-makers and the general public. In 1994, she launched the NIHCM Awards for exceptional research and journalism in health care to encourage a sustained commitment to the health care field.
In 1998, she led NIHCM through a reorganization to maintain the LLC while launching NIHCM Foundation. Through the Foundation, NIHCM has pursued an agenda to build brighter futures for women and children in partnership with the federal government. Chockley has broadened the Foundation’s focus over the years to build the evidence base for health policy on a wide range of issues and to promote collaboration across sectors.
Chockley is a national voice in the health care arena and has been featured on numerous national broadcasts such as ABC, NBC, BBC and CNN, and in print outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post. Best known for NIHCM’s work on prescription drug pricing, she has testified before the Senate, and NIHCM has been featured in hundreds of news stories.
Prior to founding NIHCM, Chockley was a principal in a strategy firm that is now part of Oliver Wyman. She advised CEOs and senior executives, some of whom became initial NIHCM board members. She received her MBA and her BA, with Distinction in Economics, from the University of Virginia.
The Uwe E. Reinhardt Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Award
The Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Award was established in 2006 to recognize exceptional leaders who have made significant contributions to health care through public policy, industry, government or humanitarian work. In 2017, the award was renamed in honor of the late Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, a renowned health economist who served as an advisor to NIHCM from 1996 until his passing. He left a profound mark on the work we do and the culture we strive to create.