Press Releases / November 30, 2018

NIHCM Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Health Care

Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2018 – This week, NIHCM hosted an anniversary dinner at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery to celebrate 25 years of transforming health care.

At the dinner, NIHCM honored former Governor Mike Leavitt with the Uwe E. Reinhardt Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Award.

Mike Leavitt’s accomplishments were celebrated with tributes from the Honorable Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Patrick Conway, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, as well as with a video tribute from Senator-Elect Mitt Romney (R-UT).

The founding CEO and President of NIHCM, Nancy Chockley, was also recognized with an award for her 25 years of leadership by Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, on behalf of the NIHCM Board.

NIHCM’s 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.

Last year, NIHCM renamed the award in honor of the late Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, a renowned health economist who served as an advisor to NIHCM from 1996 until his passing in 2017. He left a profound mark on NIHCM’s work and culture.

Nancy Chockley founded NIHCM LLC in 1993 with a team of forward-looking CEOs to focus on business strategy with practical applications to make American health care more accessible and more affordable. In 1998, Chockley established NIHCM Foundation to broaden NIHCM’s mission to address emerging public health issues. Chockley’s vision and leadership have led NIHCM with a collaborative, evidence-based approach for 25 years.


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