Awards Overview

Each year, the Division honors members for award-winning research papers, and for excellence in teaching, research and service to the Division. Announcements about the nomination process for the teaching, service and research awards are made each Spring. The awards are presented at the HCMD business meeting during the annual Academy of Management conference.

Best Paper Submitted to Annual Meeting

This award is given to the paper judged to be the Best Paper submitted to the HCM program of the annual Academy of Management meeting. The award is sponsored by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives and comes with a certificate of recognition and $500 check from ACHE, and an award plaque from the Division. Based on the numerical ratings given all submissions by the program reviewers, the top 10 percent of the papers are considered for this award. A committee headed by the Program Chair and comprised of selected members of the Executive Committee and the previous year's winner of the award (first author), selects the winner. (Previous Award Winners)

Outstanding Paper Based on a Dissertation

This award is given to the paper judged to be the best paper based upon a dissertation. The paper must be sole authored. The award is sponsored by the HCM Division and comes with a $500 cash award and an award plaque from the Division.  Authors of eligible papers are encouraged to identify their papers for consideration of this award during the Academy’s paper submission process. A committee headed by the Program Chair and comprised of selected members of the Executive Committee and the previous year's winner of the award, selects the winner.  (Previous Award Winners)

Best Health Care Management Theory to Practice Award

This award is intended to encourage papers relevant to the practicing health care manger by clearly addressing research questions relevant to the translation of theory to health administration or management practice. The award is sponsored by the journal, Health Care Management Review (HCMR). The winners receive an award plaque from the Division and a cash award from HCMR. Authors of eligible papers should identify their papers for consideration of this award during the Academy’s paper submission process. A committee headed by the Program Chair and comprised of selected members of the Executive Committee, the previous year's winner of the award (first author), and the editor of Health Care Management Review, selects the winner. (Previous Award Winners)

Best International Paper Award

This award is given to the paper judged to be the best international paper submitted to the HCM Division. The award is sponsored by the Emerald Group and comes with a cash award and an award plaque from the Division. Eligible papers must be self-identified and identified by the Program Chair as international or Carolyn Dexter Award nominees. The HCM Best International Paper will be submitted to AOM as the HCMD nominee for the Dexter Award. Authors of eligible papers are encouraged to identify their papers for consideration of this award during the Academy’s paper submission process. A committee headed by the Program Chair and comprised of selected members of the Executive Committee and the previous year's winner of the award, selects the winner. (Previous Award Winners)

Outstanding Reviewer Award

This award recognizes the members who go above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts reviewing papers and symposium proposals submitted to the Academy’s annual program. The Program Chair determines the selection committee, and approximately ten reviewers are chosen each year as Outstanding Reviewers, on the basis of the quality and comprehensiveness of their reviews. Winners are recognized at the Division’s annual business meeting and receive a certificate of appreciation.(Previous Award Winners)

Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award

This award is considered by many to be the most distinguished award given by the HCM Division. It was established to recognize a member of the Division who has provided extraordinary service to HCM and to the profession. It is not an annual award; rather it is given only when the Division identifies a suitable nominee who meets the following requirements:

The individual must have dedicated at least ten years to the Health Care Management Division and to the profession, and must have established a consistently strong presence in the Division over a long period of time.

The individual must have served as a meaningful mentor, not only to colleagues and students at his or her own university, but also to others in HCMD.

If the individual has served as a Division officer, he or she must have continued active participation in the Division long after serving as a Division officer (this requirement automatically exempts anyone for consideration while a current officer).

Nominations for this award are solicited by the Division chair-elect in the spring. In the years when an award is given, the winner will be announced at the annual meeting and recognized during the Division’s business meeting and awards ceremony. (Previous Award Winners)

Excellence in Teaching Award

This award, which was established in 2005, recognizes innovative and outstanding teaching that takes place in our classrooms and provides the opportunity to encourage, recognize and reward the work of excellent, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Nominations are sought from the membership, and each nominee must meet be a University level academic staff, tenured or on full-time contract, and must have been employed in a teaching position for at least three years within higher education. (Previous Award Winners)

Keith G. Provan Distinguished Scholar Award

This award was established in 2012 to annually recognize a member of the Health Care Management Division who has developed a record of high-quality scholarly research in health care management. The research may be traditional or innovative, but it must demonstrate conceptual and methodological rigor. Nominations are sought from the membership. Anonymous nominations are not accepted, but individuals may self-nominate. The award is assessed on the following criteria: A record of high-quality scholarly research in health care management; a record of external funding; service as editor of a major journal or book series in health care management; and service as an editorial review member for major journals in healthcare management. As of 2013, the award is to be given on a biennial basis, with the exception of 2014 when it was awarded posthumously and renamed to honor the late Keith G. Provan, in recognition of his exemplary scholarship and numerous contributions to the Health Care Management Division.(Previous Award Winners)