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Gage Awards

Through the Gage Awards, America’s Essential Hospitals recognizes member hospitals and health systems for successful projects to improve the quality of care and population health. The awards promote the spread of best practices and innovative programs to other organizations and support the association’s research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing member success stories with external audiences.

Excellence and Innovation in Care: The 2021 Gage Awards

We proudly present Excellence and Innovation in Care: The 2021 Gage Awards, a guide that documents the work of essential hospitals to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities they serve.

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2021 Gage Awards: Population Health

Gage Awards for population health recognize programs that aim to improve specific health outcomes for a defined population or community by addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Population health can be defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003).


Memorial Healthcare System
Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS)

Honorable Mention

Harris Health System
FoodRx: A Cross-Sector Approach to Improving Heath and Health Equity


2021 Gage Awards: Quality

Gage Awards for quality recognize activities that improve the quality of care delivered, improve patient experience, engage patients and their families, or reduce or eliminate harmful events affecting individual patients or groups of patients. Quality improvement programs may include evidence-based interventions, standardized practices, bundles of care, and checklists.



Hennepin Healthcare
Reducing 30-Day Readmissions in a Population Experiencing Homelessness

Honorable Mention

NYC Health + Hospitals
The High-Value Care Initiative

Honorable Mention

Truman Medical Centers | University Health
Conexiones: Cultural Health Navigation

Past Gage Awards

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