National Center for
Healthcare Leadership

Dedicated to advancing healthcare leadership and organizational excellence by building diverse, inclusive, and collaborative relationships in the US and abroad.

Collaboration · Education · Research

NCHL is widely recognized as the premier source for evidence-based healthcare leadership practices, cultivating communities for peer collaboration across organizations, and collectively developing industry models and benchmarks to improve healthcare. 

Our Programs

We champion three Premier Membership Programs

Each of these programs supports its members through collaboration, education, and research to help them achieve their business goals as they pursue excellence and solutions.


Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS)

A collaborative of senior leaders from US hospitals and health systems dedicated to strengthening
leadership and organizational excellence through communities of practices focused on the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion; leadership development; well-being; and talent metrics, analytics, and planning. 


National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF)

A consortium of fellowship sites and graduate health management programs that work together to continuously improve early-career development opportunities for our next-generation healthcare leaders. NCAF creates an industry standard in the recruitment of administrative fellows.


US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP)

A consortium of US academic medical centers and health systems that work with international patients and hospitals, foreign governments, and other partners from around the world. A program focused on continuing education, market research, benchmarking, and collaboration. 

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