FAH Hospital Policy Blog

Perspectives on health policy affecting America's hospitals and the patients we serve.

FAH Policy Blog Team

HCA’s Dr. Jon Perlin Receives Prestigious National Health Care Award

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president, clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare received B’nai B’rith International’s 2018 National Healthcare Award on Thursday for a career of service to the medical community and patients in the United States and around the globe.

For more than three decades, B’nai B’rith has given out this award to recognize exceptional trailblazers in the health care industry.  

“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.

Dr. Perlin has served as the president, clinical services and chief medical officer of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, Inc. since 2006. 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.

Dr. Perlin also works closely with the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), taking what he has learned in the field to policy makers in DC. Ultimately, this leads to the creation of guidelines that helps patients nationwide.

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn, a past winner of the B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award, has gotten to know Dr. Perlin professionally and personally, as the two have worked on several important civic projects together.

“Dr. Perlin has had a magnificent, storied career and has left a mark that he can be proud of, that has made a difference in the life and health care of so many, and exemplifies why he deserve this high honor.

Before joining HCA, Dr. Perlin served as Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Other important roles include, 2015 chairman of the American Hospital Association and inaugural chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee.

“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.

​According to the organization, 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.
For more information on Dr. Perlin’s career and the National Healthcare Award – click here.