The 2021 winners of the MHA’s Ludwig Community Benefit Award showcase the wide range of programs Michigan hospitals provide to benefit those in their local areas and beyond. The award is presented annually to recognize MHA-member healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives.
The award is named in honor of Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president. It was first presented in 1990 and recognizes hospital programs that carry on the legacy of leadership and community partnership that Ludwig demonstrated throughout his life.
In addition to the recognition received through winning the award, successful nominees will receive a $5,000 cash award to assist in their efforts to improve the health of their communities. The monetary prize is supported by the MHA Health Foundation’s Community Health Improvement Fund, which was established in 2004 to support innovative community-based health improvement programs led by Michigan hospitals.
Nominations for the 2022 Ludwig Community Benefit Award will be accepted through Feb. 18. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.