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B’nai B’rith is honored to recognize David M. Dill as the recipient of the 2023 Charles S. Lauer National Healthcare Award, which has acknowledged exceptional trailblazers in the healthcare industry for the past 40 years. A gala award dinner was held in his honor on Nov. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

In his opening remarks, B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin thanked Dill and the Lifepoint Health team for their commitment to accessible healthcare: “He’s done a lot to ensure the needs of all patients are met no matter where they are from in our country. His creativity, innovation and tireless efforts to improve the health and well-being of our society align with our organization’s 180 years of steadfast work to improve our communities.”

The honoree serves as chairman and CEO of Lifepoint Health, overseeing a diversified healthcare delivery network with 60 community hospital campuses, more than 60 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and over 250 additional care sites. With a background rooted in a small Kentucky community, Dill advocates for accessible high-quality care, particularly in non-urban areas where healthcare plays a crucial role for community health and economic development. Dill serves on the Tennessee Rural Health Care Task Force, where he leverages his expertise to advance equitable and quality healthcare, addressing challenges and opportunities in rural communities across the state. Since joining Lifepoint Health in 2007, Dill has held various leadership roles and actively participates in healthcare organizations including the Federation of American Hospitals, American Hospital Association and Nashville Health Care Council.

Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, commended Dill’s leadership in forming diverse partnerships with nonprofit healthcare systems and medical centers, praising his commitment to quality care and patient safety.

Chip Kahn, president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, who has worked alongside Dill for more than a decade, emphasized Dill’s deep understanding of healthcare needs in rural America and lauded his leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic. “He went way beyond the call of duty of any organizational chair,” Kahn said. “When it comes to core mission, David has no boundaries. He’s willing to work with anyone who will help improve the care at Lifepoint Health.”

Presenting Dill’s award, B’nai B’rith President Seth J. Riklin also pointed out Dill’s dedication to serving rural areas, referring to hospitals as the heartbeat of those communities.

Dill, who has worked for Lifepoint Health for 16 years, affirmed the company’s commitment to serving underserved communities. “It’s not just taking care of patients in their greatest time of need,” Dill said. “Our mission is making communities healthier in small towns. It’s family taking care of family.”

Dill highlighted the common goal of B’nai B’rith and Lifepoint Health in serving people during their most critical moments and fostering a sense of community.

​B’nai B’rith is proud to present this year’s award to David Dill for his dedication to community service, excellence in leadership and remarkable philanthropic commitment to the healthcare community and beyond. Established in 1983, this award recognizes individuals and organizations setting exceptional standards in health and education, highlighting recipients’ leadership and outstanding civic involvement in both the healthcare field and the broader community.

Click here to read more about David Dill or to download the healthcare award journal.