Our Mission & Vision


The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) is a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure that high-quality, relevant, and accountable leadership is available to meet the needs of 21st century healthcare. Our vision is to optimize the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence.



Our Strategy


NCHL works to catalyze the field to initiate and sustain leadership and organizational excellence that will improve the health of the population. Our work foci is in four areas:

  •   Facilitating the spread of promising leadership practices
    •   Recognizing contributions of healthcare leadership profession, both individuals and organizations
      •   Creating collaborations that emphasize leadership within and among organizations
        •   Building the evidence base of what works in leadership development

          NCHL strives to be an authoritative and objective source for evidence-based healthcare leadership practices, and to bring healthcare leaders together to advance industry standards and innovation for leadership excellence. With our healthcare expertise and inter-professional and cross-industry perspective, our cutting-edge research aims to drive systemic and sustainable changes.

          Our Leadership


          An exceptional cadre of high-level industry executives form NCHL’s Board of Directors, representing all healthcare sectors, including providers, suppliers, insurers, academics, professional organizations, and policy makers. These leaders support NCHL’s catalytic efforts to facilitate the spread of best practices, recognize individual and organizational leadership in the field, create collaborations that accelerate change, and build the evidence base to meet the industry’s challenges with improved leadership capabilities.