Awards are presented at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition during general sessions.


Celebrating and supporting innovative programs that help the medically underserved.

The annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award honors community agencies, programs and health organizations that support those excluded from, or underserved by, the mainstream health delivery system. Application based, the winning program receives a cash prize of $100,000 at this year’s Breakthroughs Conference in front more than 4,500 of the brightest minds in healthcare.

Programs must improve community health status and are additionally judged on:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Outcomes
  • Ease of replicability
  • Impact of award on program

Registration is now closed.

Stay tuned for more updates about Premier’s Cares Award program. In the meantime, check out some of our past Cares Award Winners.

Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award

The annual Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award recognizes and honors a single member organization that exemplifies what it means to be a trusted partner and valued contributor to Premier’s mission. Specifically, the award honors an organization that:

  • Has advanced our alliance’s work in an unprecedented way over time
  • Is constantly innovating and evolving within the healthcare landscape
  • Is delivering exceptional levels of care, and improving cost and quality performance
  • Is partnering with Premier at an advanced level to achieve its goals

Premier Performance Awards

Each year at Breakthroughs, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of member and supplier organizations which earn the following top performance awards: QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare, Supply Chain Excellence Award, Supply Chain Innovation Award, Supplier Legacy Award, Supplier Horizon Award, Supplier Diversity Award and AEIX Risk Management Award.

For more information about the Premier Performance Awards, visit the Breakthroughs Community on PremierConnect® and the awards summary page on our website.