The AHA will present its Distinguished Service Award to Ralph Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting April 8 in Washington, D.C. The award, which is the association’s highest honor, recognizes significant lifetime contributions and service to health care organizations and associations.
 
During Muller’s 17-year tenure at UPHS, the health system has become a world leader in innovative new immunotherapies that are revolutionizing cancer treatment and is at the forefront of innovation in developing and translating new discoveries to improve patient care and in training the next generation of physician leaders. Prior to joining UPHS, Muller served as president of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System for 16 years.
 
“Throughout his career, Ralph has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and a real passion for improving patient care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Just as important, he’s served as a mentor to many in the field – including me – and has trained an entire generation of health care leaders who are working to build a better future for hospitals, health systems and the patients we serve.”

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