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James A. Hamilton Award

The James A. Hamilton Award is given annually to the author(s) of a management or healthcare book judged outstanding by ACHE's Book of the Year Committee. Nominations for the award are solicited from editors in the management publishing field. Created in 1958, the award is underwritten by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in honor of the late James A. Hamilton, FACHE, the program's founder and course director between 1946 and 1966, and ACHE's 1939-1940 Chairman.

The 2015 winner has been selected: David M. Lawrence, MD, for Best Care, Best Future: A Guide for Healthcare Leaders (Second River Press, 2014).

View James A. Hamilton Award winners.

Recommended Reading

The Book of the Year Committee recommends two additional books: Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience, by Paul Plsek, published by CRC Press, and Leadership for Great Customer Service: Satisfied Employees, Satisfied Patients, by Thom A. Mayer, MD, and Robert J. Cates, MD, published by Health Administration Press.

For additional information, please contact Gerard J. Berish, CAE, regional director, Division of Regional Services, at (312) 424-9323 or gberish@ache.org.