75 Years of Collaboration,
Below you will find recordings of Dr. Collins being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award followed by a recording of his acceptance speech. If you would like to view our 75th Anniversary Gala in full, click on the final video.
The Healthcare Council Held Its 75th Anniversary Gala
On May 11, 2022, The Healthcare Council hosted a Gala to celebrate 75 years of service throughout the DMV region. The theme of the gala was “Celebrating the Past and Looking Toward the Future.” As part of the celebration, The Healthcare Council recognized Dr. Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., physician-geneticist, researcher, visionary leader, innovator and former Director of the National Institutes of Health, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant and memorable contributions to healthcare science. Dr. Collins and his wife, Diane Baker, graciously accepted the award presented by Board Chair Kathy Gorman, Patient Care Services & Chief Operating Officer Children’s National Health System, Board Vice-Chair, Kimberly Russo, Chief Executive Officer of George Washington University Hospital, and myself. During his inspiring acceptance speech, Dr. Collins stressed that “hope through action” is key to looking toward the future.
The event provided an opportunity to reflect on our storied history, commemorate achievements made on behalf of our members, recognize our founding hospitals, and honor the many people who have helped to shape the trajectory of our organization and healthcare in the region. It was also an opportunity to initiate the newly established Dr. Omega Silva Logan Scholarship Fund which helped raise a significant amount towards awarding the first-ever recipient of the fund which will be presented at our annual Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon on July 14, 2022. I humbly and sincerely thank all our member organizations, sponsors, affiliates, colleagues, board members, staff, family, and friends for the support provided not only for our 75th Anniversary Gala, but throughout the years as well. It truly was a terrific night and we were happy to share it with our members and guests.
President & CEO
Thank You To Our Supporters
Our 75th Anniversary Gala and wonderful celebration of our 75 years of service would not have been possible without the generous support of our member organizations, their guests, sponsors listed below, honored guests, family, friends, colleagues, and donors. We are grateful to all for the incredible show of support provided.