Nycomed Amersham Award for Excellence


Presented by the American Academy of Medical Administrators and the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators (ACCA) through the generosity of Nycomed Amersham, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements in cardiology which have had a profound effect on the quality of patient care in the United States. Selection is made by the ACCA Board of Directors.

Selection Criteria

  • Contributions noted must be in the field of cardiology and in the area of patient care
  • Achievements of prospective recipient must have significance beyond the local level and applicability at the national level.
  • Recipient may be honored for a single major contribution to cardiology or a lifetime of achievement
  • Prospective recipient must be available to receive the award in person at the annual Cardiovascular Administrator’s Management Conference and be prepared to address the national conference on a topic of his or her choice pertinent to the role of managers in cardiovascular health care


The nomination letter should include a portrait of the nominee presented in a narrative, explaining why the nominee should be considered “exceptional” in relation to his/her peers. Document specific achievements (e.g., leadership abilities, administrative capabilities, motivational abilities, innovation and creativity) on a separate page and include the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Send by August 1 to:

Chairman, Awards Committee
American Academy of Medical Administrators
701 Lee Street, Suite 600
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Award and Recognition

The recipient receives an inscribed plaque, opportunity to address the national conference, and presentation of the award at the annual Cardiovascular Administrator’s Management Conference. 

Past Recipients

2001 Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD
2000 William W. O’Neill, MD
1999 David L. Hayes, MD
1997 Douglas P. Zipes, MD
1996 George A. Beller, MD
1995 James G. Porterfield, MD
1994 Anthony N. DeMaria, MD
1993 Earl K. Shirey, MD


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