For more than three decades, B’nai B’rith has underscored the outstanding work of health care leaders and corporations that established the standards for health and education initiatives. The benchmarks implemented by these renowned experts have improved the lives of so many people and communities around the world.
“Dr. Jonathan Perlin has been instrumental in advancing health care, as he advocated for implementing electronic health records to connect and improve patient care across the nation. B’nai B’rith and I are very proud to honor Jonathan with this award,” B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman said.
Perlin has served as the president, clinical services and chief medical officer of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, Inc. since 2006, where he provides leadership for clinical services and improving performance at 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom.
Before joining HCA, Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, as the senior-most physician in the Federal Government and Chief Executive Officer of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Perlin led the nation’s largest integrated health system.
Broadly published in health care quality and transformation and recipient of numerous awards, Perlin is recognized perennially as one of the most influential physician executives and health leaders in the United States. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the current chair of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Special Medical Advisory Group, a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisors, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and serves on the boards of the National Quality Forum, Digital Reasoning and Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers.
Perlin was the 2015 chairman of the American Hospital Association and inaugural chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee. He has served on numerous other boards and commissions, including the Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation.
“Between his time at HCA Healthcare and his work with the Veterans Health Administration, it’s quite an honor to bestow this prestigious award upon Jonathan. His work with our nation’s veterans is incredible, and his dedication and passion for the health care industry is inspiring,” B’nai B’rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin said.
The recipients of the B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award have shown a history of dedicated leadership and outstanding civic involvement in the health care field and in the broader community. Award winners support philanthropic causes benefiting health, youth, seniors and education programs.
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