Announcing the 2022 BOLD Winners and Programs of Distinction



CHICAGO, August 26, 2022 ­– The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to the following seven (7) organizations, that have been identified as the 2022 BOLD Winners. Winners of this prestigious award were determined based on final scores and responses to the NCHL 2022 National Healthcare Leadership Survey.

2022 BOLD Winners

  • The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Children’s Health System of Texas
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • UCHealth
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)


NCHL would like to also acknowledge the tremendous achievements of the 2022 BOLD Programs of Distinction. Programs of Distinction are awarded to organizations that achieved the highest scores within a specific leadership dimension of the survey. Their achievements demonstrate a commitment to integrating best practices in leadership within their organization.

2022 BOLD Programs of Distinction

  • BayCare Health System (strategic alignment)
  • Carilion Clinic (leadership coaching)
  • FHN (monitoring and achieving results)
  • Hartford HealthCare (preparing new leaders)
  • Memorial Health (admin fellowships)
  • Mount Sinai Health System (leadership and well-being)



Celebrating the Awardees

Each of the organizations identified will be recognized as a Best Organizations for Leadership Development (BOLD) Awardee at an award luncheon hosted by NCHL and our partners at Gallagher, held in conjunction with NCHL’s All-Member Conference. We hope you will join us in person on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, to celebrate our winners, at the Westin Hotel River North in Chicago, IL. For more information about how you can join, and to secure your tickets for the conference and award ceremony, please visit:

Congratulations once again to each of our awardees for their excellent achievement as one of the 2022 Best Organizations in Leadership Development! We look forward to celebrating your commitment to leadership and organizational excellence alongside you in Chicago.

Contact: Please contact Ren Lovegood at with any questions regarding this announcement.



About the National Center for Healthcare Leadership: NCHL is the leader in advancing evidenced-based leadership practices to drive quality care and improved outcomes. Through its three premier membership programs, including the Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS), US Cooperative of International Patient Programs (USCIPP) and National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), members are supported through collaboration, education, and research. These member benefits serve as a catalyst for organizations to find and apply leadership solutions that drive the achievement of organizational goals as they pursue organizational excellence. Learn more about NCHL at


About the BOLD Award: The BOLD recognition was established to: (1) Point all organizations toward practices that are firmly grounded in sound scientific principles and best available evidence for effectiveness and to recognize high-performing organizations; (2) Promote leadership development as a critically important part of the role of healthcare providing organizations and their senior leaders; and (3) Identify, celebrate, and disseminate leadership development practices that can benefit other healthcare organization.


About the Survey: Every two years, a team of researchers updates the National Healthcare Leadership Survey based on the state-of-the-science in leadership development. By completing the National Healthcare Leadership Survey, participating organizations can compare their approaches to leadership development, evidence-based practice, and other health systems, using the customized scorecard generated from survey responses. The survey will launch again in late-spring 2024.