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Each year, the AHHA Healthcare Champion Awards recognize individuals and teams taking progressive and effective steps to improve patient care and outcomes. Awardees are honored at our annual conference in September.


Nominations are open until June 14. If you have questions or need assistance with submitting a nomination, please contact Jann Mylet, Director of Communications, at

The Golden Stethoscope Award recognizes an advance practice provider or physician who consistently demonstrates their commitment to supporting and/or leading efforts that result in measurable improvements in the delivery of safe patient care.  

Front-Line Staff Outstanding Performance Award recognizes an individual or team at a hospital or long-term care facility that has demonstrated above-and-beyond safety related performance in the workplace.

The Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award recognizes hospitals and/or long-term care facilities that have developed and implemented an innovative safety and/or quality process, project, or program, with measurably improved outcomes. 

Learn more about the award categories.



Congratulations to the 2022 awardees honored for their work as front-line staff, physicians, and healthcare teams improving patient safety and quality care across Alaska. Click on the photos to learn more!

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