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2011 Awards PhotoThe Pinnacle Award
In 1993, the Board of Directors of MEDICAL-DENTAL-HOSPITAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATES established the Pinnacle Award. This award is presented at the annual MDHBA meeting to those member agencies who have received recognition from their clients for their commitment to providing the very best in quality service.

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The Robert T. Hellrung Award
In 1977, the Board of Directors of MEDICAL-DENTAL-HOSPITAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATES established the Robert T. Hellrung Award in recognition of his contributions to the medical economics profession and to MDHBA. The award is presented annually by the current MDHBA President to individuals who have made major contributions to the Association during his or her term of office.

The Elmer Award
In 1981, the Board of Directors of MEDICAL-DENTAL-HOSPITAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATES established the Elmer Award to honor Elmer A. Uffman. It recognizes his contributions to the medical economics profession and to MDHBA. This award is presented by the MDHBA Past President's Council to the Association member who has made the most significant contribution to MDHBA's organizational activities.

The Lifetime Achievement Award
In 1996, the Board of Directors of MEDICAL-DENTAL-HOSPITAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATES created an award to honor Fred Kirschner for his dedication and service to MDHBA. This Award recognizes an Association member who has made innumerable and valuable contributions to the healthcare industry as a leader, teacher and consultant. The Award is presented at the annual MDHBA meeting.

The President's Award
In 1999, MDHBA President James E. Leatham initiated the President's Award. This award is presented annually by the current MDHBA President to recognize an individual who did the most to advance MDHBA's interests during his or her tenure as President.

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