Join us for NCHL's 2023 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Celebration

This year’s event, held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, starting at 6:00 PM, will be hosted along the shore of Lake Michigan at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

This celebratory event will connect you with more than 250 event attendees from the healthcare ecosystem, all equally committed to advancing the mission of NCHL and honoring the profound impact of the 2023 awardee. 

Additionally, this year we’re excited to also honor the 2023 NCHL International Healthcare Leadership awardee at this event.

Registration & Pricing:

  • Registration has been extended through Thursday, October 26th.
    • ​General Registration - $725.00 per person
    • NCHL Members (until 9/30, utilizing a promotional code) - $600.00 per person​
      • Early-bird pricing for NCHL members will only be available through September 30th. In order to access the early-bird rate, you must utilize a special promo code, available through member-only communications or by emailing Promo codes can only be applied to one ticket at a time. Multiple tickets must be purchased separately in order to apply a promo code to each one. 
  • During registration, you will be required to make a selection for your evening meal preference (beef, salmon, or vegetarian), dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegan, etc.), and the need/request for accessible parking. 

Ticket Options

  • Payment is accepted by credit card only. If you require a different form of payment, please contact us
  • Event dinner tables will seat up to eight (8) people. Sponsors will receive preferred seating and typically be seated together as a group. No on-site registrations will be accepted. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. With an abundance of personalized options, sponsorship levels range from $5,000 – $30,000+. Sponsorship of this event includes reserved seating, visibility through one-of-a-kind brand activation opportunities, reception networking, and shared celebration. 

  • Presenting Sponsor (Exclusive) - SOLD OUT
  • Main Stage Sponsor  (Exclusive)
  • Dinner Sponsor
  • VIP Event Transportation (Exclusive)
  • Music Sponsor (Exclusive)
  • Wine Sponsor (Exclusive) - SOLD OUT
  • Red-Carpet Photo Sponsor (Exclusive)  - SOLD OUT
  • Dessert Sponsor
  • Welcome Reception Sponsor
  • VIP Table Sponsor
  • Supporting Half-table Sponsor

Become a sponsor! If you would like to sponsor this event, please review the sponsorship prospectus here and register for sponsorship. If you have questions about sponsorship, please contact Meghan Nousaine, senior director, of communications and development at

Already a sponsor? If you are a sponsor of this event your organization is extended a certain number of complimentary registrations. Instructions for registering for this event, utilizing a special promotional code, will be sent to your organization's primary contact for the sponsorship. Please verify your promotional code or contact us to verify BEFORE registering. 

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 6:00-9:15 pm. Guest check-in will open at 5:45 pm. 

Where: Field Museum of Natural History at 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 

More evening information including information on lodging, requested attire, the awardees, program, etc. can be found at:

Event Cancelation Policy

2023 NCHL Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Celebration Event

  • Tuesday Nov 14 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Field Museum of Natural History
    1400 S Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States