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HRET Mission

Transforming health care through research and education.

HRET Vision

Leveraging research and education to create a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

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Linda Burnes Bolton

Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., RN, F.A.A.N

System Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President for Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing Research
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

2016 TRUST Award Recipient

“Linda is passionate, influential and her expertise and research are at the forefront of health care." said Michael Rock, MD, chair of the HRET Board of Trustees. "She is most deserving of the TRUST Award this year and her work has made real significant improvements for patient care and the work we are doing in the field. "


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About the TRUST Award

Established in 2003, the TRUST Award honors individuals who have exhibited visionary leadership in the health care field and who symbolize HRET's mission of leveraging research and education to make a dramatic impact in policy and practice.

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For more information about the TRUST Award, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heather Jorna at (312) 422-2623 or

Previous TRUST Award Recipients

2015 - Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA
2009 - David Satcher
2014 - Nancy Schlichting 2008 - Robert H. Brook
2013 - Karen Davis 2007 - Janet M. Corrigan
2012 - Maureen Bisognano 2006 - Gail L. Warden
2011 - Atul Gawande, MD, MPH 2005 - Brent C. James
2010 - Glenn D. Steele Jr. 2004 - Donald M. Berwick
   2003 -David M. Lawrence

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