The University of Kansas Hospital's fifth annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Celebration

2015 Hall of Fame Honorees

Inductees into The University of Kansas Hospital's Hall of Fame are (from left) Bob Honse, outgoing chairman, The University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board; Addie Ward, philanthropist; Dolph C. Simons, Jr.; Brenda Tinnen, AEG/Sprint Center; Mark A. Uhlig, Uhlig LLC.

This year's honorees actively demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement, moving The University of Kansas Hospital forward into the future. They have encouraged us to dream. They have encouraged us to think creatively. We accept their challenge to become better, smarter and more innovative.”

– Bob Page, President and Chief Executive Officer

2015 honorees

  • Legacy Award: 
    • Bob Honse
  • Catalyst Awards: 
    • The Dolph C. Simons, Jr., Family
    • Adelaide C. Ward
  • Partner in Excellence Awards: 
    • AEG/Sprint Center
    • Uhlig LLC

Legacy Award

Honors a leader who has gone above and beyond in service to the hospital over many years

Video icon Bob HonseBob Honse

Since joining The University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board in 2000, Bob Honse has led our hospital into a bright future full of promise. Perhaps most important, he has cultivated an active board of directors to support the executive team – ensuring The University of Kansas Hospital will continue to flourish.

Catalyst Awards

Honors individuals who have helped transform the hospital through support, innovative, thinking and advocacy

Video iconDolph C. Simons, Jr., FamilyThe Dolph C. Simons, Jr., Family

The Dolph C. Simons, Jr., Family Broadcast Studio is home to the Medical News Network at The University of Kansas Hospital. This sophisticated, state-of-the-art television studio – which includes cloud-based technology – is helping The University of Kansas Hospital better communicate clear, accurate and reliable information throughout the region, nation and the world.

Video iconAdelaide C. WardAdelaide C. Ward

The Adelaide C. Ward Women's Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital is dedicated to raising awareness, providing education and offering programs focused on the cardiac health of women. Her commitment, generosity and forward-thinking beliefs are helping to improve and save the lives of women throughout the region.

Partner in Excellence Award

Honors companies or organizations that have invested in the hospital's growth  and success through philanthropy, volunteerism and/or business partnership

Video iconAEG/Sprint CenterAEG/Sprint Center

AEG/Sprint Center has routinely invested in the health of our community as a significant sponsor of many hospital events and initiatives. Specifically, their support of Treads & Threads has played a key part in the gala's success. The University of Kansas Hospital and Sprint Center are dedicated to enhancing our region, helping build the amenities a world-class city deserves.

Video iconUhlig LLCUhlig LLC

With creativity, compassion and meticulous attention to detail, Uhlig LLC is using their expertise in developing custom content to reduce fear and anxiety for patients at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Patients now receive a set of guidebooks full of specific information, including books for appointments, treatment and survivorship. The company also developed a mobile app to connect patients with their care team.

Leadership, advocacy and philanthropy

Established in 2011, the Hall of Fame honors individuals and organizations for leadership, advocacy and philanthropy. Their commitment and support have paved the way for the hospital’s transformational journey since becoming an independent authority in 1998.