Gail L. Warden
Leadership Excellence Award Dinner

November 16, 2021 | Chicago

November 16, 2021 | Swissôtel, Chicago
6:00 - 9:00 PM

The Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award is given to an individual who has made significant and lasting leadership contributions to the health and healthcare field. To honor this awardee, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) hosts an award dinner. 

THIS EVENT IS NCHL’S LARGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT and an opportunity to gather a prestigious cohort of healthcare executive leaders into one room to celebrate the tremendous contributions of the honoree.  

We are proud to present our 2021 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Dinner event sponsorship packages. We have designed event sponsorship packages that maximizes your organization’s exposure and influence to healthcare leaders across the United States while allowing you to continue supporting the valuable and impactful work of our organization. This year’s event, including a reception and dinner, will be hosted on the 42nd floor of the Swissôtel in one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best New Event Spaces in 2019, Élevé. The award dinner and reception will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in downtown Chicago. 


This year, Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), has been named the 2021 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award recipient. Read more about Maureen below.

Registration for this event is now closed. 

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Requested Attire:

  • Cocktail



  • Eleve, 42nd Floor, Swissotel



  • Registration opens at 5:30 pm

  • Reception begins at 6:00 pm

  • Dinner begins at 7:00 pm


Hotel Information

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago.  As of October 25, 2021, the room block is now full and closed.


You are still able to reserve rooms directly through the hotel or secondary booking agents. 



Hero - $35,000+

Champion - $25,000-$30,000

Partner - $15,000 - $20,000

Supporter - $5,000 - $7,500

Ally - $2,500

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