Cincinnati’s premier healthcare event and awards celebration

November 1, 2017 | 5:30pm Program & Dinner

The Renaissance 36 E 4th St. Cincinnati OH 45202

Keynote Speaker

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc has dedicated her career to improving the health of all people, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, through direct patient care, medical education, policy & administrative roles, research, and public service. She most recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Click here for more information about Dr. DeSalvo.

The 2017 Inspire | Healthcare Awards

Award categories reflect The Health Collaborative’s pillars of work: the Gen-H Award (Collective Impact), the Richard M. Smith Leadership in Quality Improvement Award (Program Management), and the Informatics Solutions Award (Professional Services). Award finalists are recognized at a Finalist Breakfast on September 19. Winners are then announced from the competitive pool of finalists at the November 1 Inspire | Healthcare event. Winners are also featured in Cincinnati Magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue, hitting newsstands in December.

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 Inspire | Healthcare Award Winners!

Gen-H Award
D4P: Health Care Access Now (HCAN) & YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Richard M. Smith MD Leadership in Quality Improvement Award
Robert Collins MD, TriHealth (Ret.); and Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio – “Fast Track Home”

Informatics Solutions Award
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center—Newborn Hospital

Inspire Champion Award
Talbert House and CEO Neil Tilow

Hoxworth Annual Blood Drive Awards
Award of Distinction: TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital
Most Improved Award: Summit Behavioral Healthcare
Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year: Jill Waters, Laboratory Manager at Dearborn County Hospital

Award Finalists and Winners: PR Toolkit

Congratulations to all 2017 Inspire | Healthcare award nominees, finalists, and winners, from all of us at The Health Collaborative! Thank you for the opportunity to again honor the innovative healthcare heroes that make a difference in our community every day.

We’ve put together a collection of Inspire-related items in a PR toolkit for you to access and share. It contains articles about each award finalist/team, social media badges for finalists & winners, as well as a collection of photos from the evening at the Renaissance Hotel.  Click here to access the toolkit. The articles are also posted to our blog, found at Please contact Amy Goetz, Communications Manager, at if you have questions or suggestions about the toolkit. We will continue to add items to it as they come in, so check back often.

 Community Partner


We’re proud to collaborate with our community partner, Hoxworth Blood Center, to present their annual Hoxworth Awards: Award of DistinctionMost Improved Award, and Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year Award. Each hospital who participates in the blood drive program is eligible.


For more information, contact Lisa Sladeck, Office Manager and Event Administrator, at 513.618.3630 or

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for our event? Please click here to inquire and a member of our sales team will be in touch soon.

Presenting Sponsors

HORAN logo

Gold Sponsors

Frost Brown Todd

Media Sponsor

Cincinnati Magazine logo

Silver Sponsors

life center
St. Elizabeth Healthcare logo
TriHealth logo

Dessert Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

CCHMC logo
Prestige AV & Creative Services logo
Sagacious logo
Spry Labs
Urology Group
2016 Inspire|Healthcare Photo Gallery