Salute! to Healthcare

Please join GDAHC for our annual awards dinner, honoring and celebrating the individuals and organizations that have transformed healthcare in our region through their dedication and vision.

Salute! to Healthcare
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
The Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
We encourage you to buy your tickets early. To do so, please visit our Eventbrite.


We are currently accepting nominations for each of our three awards: the Sy Gottlieb Award, the Eagle Award for Visionary Leadership, and the Breakthrough Award. Do you have an individual or organization in mind for one of these three awards? Please click here to download and fill out a nomination form. Completed nominations forms can be mailed to GDAHC at 30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or email them to Nicki Gabel at Please send in all nominations by Monday, July 10th, 2017.

Sy Gottlieb Award: The Sy Gottlieb Award was established in 1992 in recognition of Symond Gottlieb, a former executive director of GDAHC. Mr. Gottlieb was an outstanding leader who made numerous contributions to healthcare reform in our region. The award recognizes an outstanding healthcare professional who has demonstrated sustained visionary leadership in southeast Michigan. Recent past awardees include Nancy Schlichting of Henry Ford Health System, Brian Connolly of Beaumont Health, and Adam Jablonowski of the Wayne County Medical Society.

Eagle Award for Visionary Leadership: In 2004, GDAHC established the Eagle Award to recognize the contributions of an organization in southeast Michigan that has made steady progress in advancing healthcare quality, access or cost. Recent past awardees include Samaritan Center of Detroit, Arab American & Chaldean Council, and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

Breakthrough Award: The Breakthrough Award was first introduced in 2015, and recognizes an individual or organization for their impact on the health and well-being of southeast Michigan through community engagement and innovation. Recent past awardees include the Center for Disparity Solutions & Equity at the University of Michigan - Dearborn and Cassie Sobelton of SynBella.

Please note that we are asking that all nominations be returned by Monday, July 10th, 2017. To submit a nomination, please download and fill out a nomination form. Nominations may be sent in via mail or by contacting Nicki Gabel.


For this year's Salute! to Healthcare we are offering several comprehensive sponsorship packages which include substantial marketing and engagement opportunities. Select sponsors will also receive a number of free tickets to future GDAHC Coffee & Controversy events. We invite you to invest in out region's future by supporting transformative programs and initiatives. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities or event details for GDAHC's 2017 Salute! to Healthcare, please contact Nicki Gabel at or 248-282-6911. To purchase tickets to Salute!, please visit our Eventbrite.

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For information on past Salute! to Healthcare events, please visit or pages for our 2015 and 2016 events.