2019 at Mumbai1
Air Marshal (Dr.) Pawan Kapoor AVSM, VSM* (Retd)
A renowned alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune who rose to the highest position of Director General of Medical Services Armed Forces (Indian Air Force), Honorary Surgeon to the President of India and the proud recipient of Colonel Pyare Lal award.
He has been one of the founding pillars of NABH and a pioneer in the field of Healthcare Quality.
2018 at Chennai1
Dr. Alexander Thomas
For his Leadership, Commitment in taking quality accreditation to the grass roots and his advocacy for patient safety in India.
For being an innovative and intuitive collaborator in bringing great minds of the country together for improving patient safety and hospital quality in India.
For highlighting the need and developing training framework for teaching communication to healthcare workers.
For championing the cause of DNB, Nursing Empowerment and Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification.
For being a mentor and inspiration to next generation of young quality leaders.
For being the face of healthcare quality in India.
2017 at Delhi1
Dr. Venkatesh Thuppil
For his pioneering work in formulating and promoting national accreditation system for medical laboratories including training over 10,000 medical laboratory personnel, helping in institutionalizing of quality movement in India.
For his outstanding contribution in introducing LEAD free gasoline in India and establishing 48-LEAD clinics in the country aimed at mitigating adverse impact of LEAD on community at large for which he is widely acknowledged as LEAD MAN of INDIA.
For being PATRON and in playing key role in founding of CAHO ; an organization to champion the cause of accreditation to improve patient safety in India.
2016 at Bangalore1
Dr. Girdhar J Gyani
For being an exemplary visionary, whose remarkable foresight and limitless perseverance has brought us closer to the dream of quality healthcare for all in India.
For being a renowned pioneer, whose commitment to quality resulted in the formation of the first national accreditation body in the country, equipping the healthcare sector with a robust quality framework.
For being a passionate advocate of patient safety, serving institutions and the people of India, with his unmatched wisdom and expertise.