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.



HCM Division Best Paper
Oustanding Paper Based on a Dissertation
Best Theory to Practice Paper
Best International Paper
Best Student Paper
Myron Fottler Exceptional Service Award
Excellence in Teaching Award
Keith G. Provan Distinguished Research Scholar Award
Outstanding Reviewers
HCM Division Best Paper
2018

Task Assignment and Cost Control in Primary Medical Care, Ryan Cooper

2017

Fostering Implementation of Staff’s Creative Ideas to Improve Patient Healthcare Experiences, Yuna Lee, Paul Cleary, and Ingrid Nembhard

2016

Innovation in Professional Practice, Jo-Louise Huq

2015

Regulator Leniency and Mispricing in Beneficent Nonprofits, Jonas Heese, Ranjani Krishnan, and Frank Moers

2014

Empowered to Perform: A Multi-level Investigation of Empowerment on Performance in Hospital Units, Lauren D'Innocenzo, Margaret M. Luciana, John Matthieu, Travis Maynard, and Gilad Chen

2013

Knowledge Transfer and Social Networks in Health Care, Stefano Tasselli and Elio Borgonovi

2012

Corrective Organizational Action in Response to Adverse Events at an Academic Medical Center, Lucy MacPhail
2011

Management Systems, Resource Availability, and Substance Abuse Treatment Quality, Dail Fields, Terry C. Blum, and Paul M. Roman
2010

Rudeness Rationales: Whatever were they thinking?, Michael Leiter, Heather Spence Laschinger, Arla L. Day, and Debra Gilin
2009

Identifying Organizational Cultures that Promote Patient Safety, Sara J. Singer, Alyson Falwell, David Gaba, Mark Meterko, Amy Rosen, Christine Hartmann, and Laurence C. Baker
2008

Person-Centered Work Environments in Health Care: Preliminary Test of a Theoretical Framework, Cheryl Rathert, Ghadir Ishqaidef, and Douglas R. May
2007

A Taxonomy of Hospital Governing Boards, Daniel Lee and Virginia Wang
2006

Why Others Do, But You Don't? A Multi-Level Model of Responsiveness to Adverse Events, You-Ta Chuang, Liane Soberman-Ginsburg, and Whitney Bertato
2005

Examining the Scope of Multibusiness Healthcare Firms: Implications for Strategy and Performance, S. Inamdar
2004

Face-To-Face With Aids in the Workplace: Concern for Face, Fear of Aids and Its Consequences, Vivien Lim
2003

Creating Entities through the Networking Dynamics of Boundary Construction, Kathleen Montgomery and Amalya L. Oliver
2002 

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Workplace Empowerment on Staff Nurses’ Work Satisfaction, Heather K. Spence Laschinger, Joan Finegan, Judith Shamian, Piotr Wilk
2001

Government Financing, Managed Care, and Services Integration: The Adaptation and Evolution of a Mental Health Delivery System, Keith Provan, Kimberley Roussin Isett, and H. Brinton Milward
2000

The Effects of Job Satisfaction and Perceived Stress on the Physical and Mental Health and Withdraw Intentions of Physicians, Eric Williams, Thomas R. Konrad, William E. Scheckler, Donald E. Pathman, Mark Linzer, Julia McMurray, Martha Gerrity, and Mark D. Schwartz
1999

Interorganizational Strategies in the Health Industry: Effects on Hospital Financial Performance, Gloria J. Bazzoli, Benjamin Chan, and Stephen M. Shortell
1998 

Physician Executives in Managed Care Settings: Characteristics and Job Involvement Across Two Career Stages, Timothy J. Hoff
1997

Patterns of Coordination and Clinical Outcomes: A Study of Surgical Services, Gary Young, Martin Charns, Kamal Desair, Jennifer Daley, Maureen Forbes, Shukri Khuri, and William Henderson
 

Outstanding Paper Based on a Dissertation
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2018

Perceived Managerial Support, Work Engagement, and Patients Experience Service Quality in Healthcare, Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

2017

When Everybody’s Blocked: Understanding Shared Perceptions of Workarounds and Workaround Behaviors , Matthew Perrigino

2016

Organizational and Market-Level Predictors of Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facility Closures, Shivani Gupta

2015

Does Participation in Health Information Exchange Improve Hospital Efficiency, Daniel Morris Walker

2014

A Systems Theory Approach: Meso-level Strategic Action Fields Changing Healthcare Workforce Models, Johanna E. Steenrod

2013  

Collaborating or Selling Patients? A Conceptual Framework of Between-Unit Handoff Negotiation, Brian Hilligoss
2012  

Can Professional Boundaries be Knowledge Enablers, Enrique Farachi
2011  

Organizational Review of Adverse Events at an Academic Medical Center, Lucy MacPhail
2010  

Middle Managers’ Role in Innovation Implementation, Sara Abigail Birken
2009 

Empowering Patients Through Service Design, Claudia Steinke
2008 

Knowledge Sharing Networks Related to Hospital Quality Measurement  & Reporting, Pavani Rangachari
2007  

Learning in Quality Improvement Collaboratives: Which Collaborative Model Features Matter Most?, Ingrid M. Nembhard
2006  

Physician Group Culture and Quality Performance: A cross-cutural comparative management perspective, Amy Smalarz
2005 

The Moderating Effect Of Procedural Fairness In Standardizing Professional Work, Seok Woo Kwon
2004  

An Examination Of Specialization And Outcomes Of Care In Children's Hospitals, Jami DelliFraine
2003  

Opening the Black Box: Measuring Hospital Information Technology Competency, Darrell Burke
2002  

Factors that Influence Line Managers’ Perceptions of Hospital Performance Data, Liane Soberman Ginsburg
2001  

State Health Agencies: A Configuration Approach, Eric W. Ford
2000  

Co-Winners:
The Relationship of Nursing Facility Strategy and Structure with Performance, Jullet A. Davis
Physicians and Government: Key Actors in an Organizational Field, Trish Reay
1999  

Physician Transition Journeys: Developing Dual Commitment on the Road from Private Practice to Employment, Jeffrey A. Thompson
1998 

An Exploration of the Differential Relationship Between the Dimensions of Burnout and Their Correlates Among Emergency Medical Physicians, Eric Goodman
1997  

Structural Integration Groups in the Health Care Industry, Timothy Rotarius
 

Best Health Care Management Theory to Practice Paper
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2018

Shaping the Buildings that Shape Us: The Entanglement of Space and Care Coordination, Karla Sayegh & Samer Faraj

2017

The New Frontier of Strategic Alliances: Partnership under Accountable Care Organizations, Valerie A. Lewis, Carrie Colla, Stephen M Shortell, and Kate Tierney

2016

The New Frontier of Strategic Alliances: Partnership under Accountable Care Organizations, Valerie A. Lewis, Carrie Colla, Stephen M Shortell, and Kate Tierney

2016

Meaningful or Meaningless? Physician Perspectives on Use of EHR, Cheryl Rathert, Tracy Porter, Michelle Flegi-Palmer

2015

Aligning for Accountable Care: Strategic Practices for Change in Accountable Care Organizations, Brian Hilligoss, Paula H. Song, and Ann Scheck McAlearney

2014

Impact of Periodic Top-down Communications on Infection Prevention Practices & Outcomes in Two Units , Pavani Rangachari and R. Karl Rethemeyer

2013  

Effect of Hospital Referral Networks on Appropriateness of Hospitalization Decisions: A HLM Analysis, Daniele Mascia, Federica Angeli, and Fausto Di Vencenzo
2012  

Can Entire Departments Be Burned Out? A Conversation of Resources Perspective on Burnout Campaign, Benjamin B. Dumford, Wayne Boss, Alan D. Boss, George Zara and Rick Grooms
2011  

Speaking Up Constructively: Managerial Practices that Elicit Solutions from Front-Line Employees, Julia Adler-Milstein, Sara J. Singer and Michael Toffel
2010  

Defining and Measuring Integrated Patient Care: Promoting the next frontier in healthcare delivery, Sara J. Singer, Jako Burgers, Mark Friedberg, Meredith Rosenthal, Lucian Leape and Eric Schneider
2009

Assessing Differences Between Realized and Anticipated Gains from Electronic Health Record Adoption, Lori T. Peterson, John Eberhardt, Eric W. Ford, and Timothy R. Huerta
2008 

Enhancing Nurse Job Satisfaction: A Servant Leader Orientation in Health Care Management, Marjorie N. Jenkins and Alice C. Stewart
2007 

Nurse Burnout and Patient Safety Outcomes: Safety Perception vs. Reporting Behaviors, Jonathan R.B. Halbesleben, Bonnie J. Wakefield, Douglas S. Wakefield, and Lynn B. Cooper
2006 

The Impact of Nursing Work Environments on Patient Safety Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Burnout, Heather Spence Laschinger and Michael Leiter
2005 

Localization of Health IT: How Users "Repair" Electronic Medical Record Systems, Shirley Bar Lev and Michael Harrison
2004 

Tracing the Evolution of Pluralism in Community-Based Coalitions, Rebecca Wells, Eric Ford, Michelle Holt, Jennifer McClure and Ann Ward
2003  

High-Involvement Work Practices, Employee Satisfaction and Service Costs in Veterans Healthcare, Joel Harmon, Dennis Scotti, Scott J. Behson, Gerard F. Farias, and Robert Petzel
2002 

Does Quality of Care Lead to Better Financial Performance? The Case of the Nursing Home Industry, Robert J. Weech-Maldonado, Gerald Neff, and Vince Mor
2001 

Competition Among Hospitals for HMO Business: Effect of Price and Non-Price Attributes, Gary J. Young, James Burgess, and Danielle Valley
2000 

The Impact of Workplace Empowerment and Organizational Trust on Staff Nurses' Work Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment, Heather K. Spence, Joan Ellen Finegan, and Judith Shamian
1999  

The Effects of Open Access on Member Satisfaction and Intentions to Remain in an HMO, John E. Gamble, Marjorie L. Icenogle, Norman B. Bryan, and Daniel A. Rickert
1998 

Adaptive Strategies of Academic Health Centers: Will They Survive or Go the Way of Dinosaurs, Sharon Topping, John Hyde, John Barker, and Frederick D. Woodrell
1997  

Competitive Forces in the Medical Group Industry: A Stakeholder Perspective, John Blair and John Buessler
 

Best International Paper
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2018

Toward a Behavioral Model of Shared Decision Making, Eugene Tay, Sebastiano Massaro, and Ivo Vlaev

2017

Toward a Behavioral Model of Shared Decision Making, Eugene Tay, Sebastiano Massaro, and Ivo Vlaev,

2016

Does Price Competition Drive Cooperation in Health Care? A Stochastic Actor Oriented Model Analysis, Daan Westra, Federica Angeli, Martin Carree, Dirk Ruwaard

2015

Affective Mobilization in Major Institutional Change: Creating an Academic Health Science Center, Michael D. Fischer, Ewan Ferlie, Catherine French, Naomi Fulop, and Charles Wolf

2014

Do patient sharing networks between hospitals afford access to better care?, Alessandro Lomi, Daniele Mascia, Duy Quang Vu, Francesca Pallotti, Guido Conaldi, and Theodore J. Iwashyna

2013  

Effect of Hospital Referral Networks on Appropriateness of Hospitalization Decisions: A HLM Analysis, Daniele Mascia, Federica Angeli, and Fausto Di Vencenzo
2012  

Exploring the Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Clinical Governance in the Italian NHS, Anna Prenestini, Stefano Calciolari, Frederico Lega and Roberto Grilli
2011  

Looking Good or Doing Better? Patterns of Decoupling in the Implementation of Clinical Directorates, Daniele Mascia, Federica Morandi, and Americo Cicchetti
2010  

A New Mode of Organizing in Health Care?: UK cancer services and governmentality, Ewan Ferlie, Gerald McGivern and Louise Fitzgerald
2009  

Stress Among Nurses: A Multi-Nation Test of the Demand-Control-Support Model*, Vishwanath V. Baba, Louise Tourigny, Xiaoyun Wang, Terri R. Lituchy, and Silvia Ines Monserrat
*The paper was also a finalist for AOM’s Carolyn Dexter Award
2008  

Sense-making by Clinical and Non-Clinical Executive Directors within New Governance Arrangements, Richard Holti & John Storey
 

Best Student Paper (discontinued in 2004)
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2003  

The Proposed Relationship Between Health System Characteristics and System-Based Physician Practice Acquisitions and Management: The CEO's Perception, David R. Williams and Carlton C. Young, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2002 

The Proposed Relationship Between Managerial Opportunism, Agency Issues, And The Fall of the Physician Practice Management Industry, David R. Williams, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Myron Fottler Outstanding Service Award Winners


2018     Eric Williams, University of Alabama

2017     Trish Reay, Alberta School of Business

2016     Robert Weech-Maldonado, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2015     Tim Huerta, Ohio State University

2014     Jane Banaszak-Holl, University of Michigan

2013     Stephen J. O'Connor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2012     Jacqueline Zinn, Temple University

2011     Kathleen Montgomery, University of California, Riverside

2010     Jon Chilingerian, Brandeis University

2009     Leonard Friedman, George Washington University

2008     Margarete Arndt and Barbara Bigelow, Clark University

2007     (no award given)

2006     (no award given)

2005     (no award given)

2004     Tom D'Aunno, University of Michigan

2003     (no award given)

2002     Grant T. Savage, University of Alabama

2001     Reuben R. McDaniel, University of Texas

2000     John D. Blair, Texas Tech University

1999     Myron D. Fottler, University of Central Florida