Nominations Open for 2023 MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award

The valuable role of Michigan hospitals and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic is unmistakable. Brave personnel throughout these facilities have worked for three years to care for the staggering number of patients through their doors.

Even during these difficult times, hospitals and health systems continue to provide services that go beyond the care provided within their walls. To celebrate the best of the community benefit programs hospitals provide, the MHA is accepting nominations for its 2023 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

The award is named after Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president, and honors Michigan hospitals that demonstrate outstanding community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives.

To assist the winning programs in their efforts to improve the health of their communities, the MHA Health Foundation’s Community Health Improvement Fund presents a $5,000 cash prize in conjunction with the award. The fund was established in 2004 to support innovative community-based health improvement programs led by Michigan hospitals.

Members seeking more information may contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.