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Join us for the Annual Baldrige Foundation Dinner featuring our keynote speaker, Richard J. Umbdenstock, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association.

This year’s dinner will be held during the 27th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm in the luxurious Waterview Ballroom at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

The Foundation dinner is a separate event from the Quest for Excellence conference and all proceeds benefit the Baldrige Foundation.  As such, your registration is tax deductible.  To register for this year’s dinner please follow this link: 

Baldrige Foundation Dinner Registration Page

We are excited to welcome Richard J. Umbdenstock as our keynote speaker for the evening. Earlier this year, the AHA entered into a historic partnership with the Baldrige Foundation and became the first-ever lead sponsor of the Baldrige Excellence Framework. 

Mr. Umbdenstock became president and chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA) on January 1, 2007. Previously, he was the elected AHA Board Chair in 2006. The AHA leads, represents and serves more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 43,000 individual members.

His career includes experience in hospital administration; health system governance, management and integration; association governance and management; HMO governance; and health care governance consulting. He has written several books and articles for the health care board audience and has authored national survey reports for the AHA and its Health Research & Educational Trust and for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Umbdenstock is Vice Chair of the National Quality Forum, serves on the Board of Enroll America, and co-chairs the CAQH Provider Council. He also serves on the National Priorities Partnership. 

Honors include the B’nai B’rith International 2014 National Healthcare Award, the American College of Healthcare Executives 2015 Gold Medal Award; the Federation of American Hospitals Inaugural Health Care Leadership Award and the American Organization of Nurse Executives 2015 Honorary Member Award.

For more information on the annual Foundation dinner or help with registration, please contact Gina Mapou at  or call
(202) 765-7366.




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