Awards And Distinctions

Through the years, George Mark Children’s House and its team has been recognized for its dedication to pediatric palliative care and children’s hospice:

  • 2021: Service Provider of the Year, San Andreas Regional Center “Service Above Self” Awards (GMCH)
  • 2020: San Leandro Nonprofit of the Year, San Leandro Award Program (GMCH)
  • 2020: Pediatric Palliative Care Leadership Award, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (Joan Fisher)
  • 2019: California Nonprofit of the Year, The California State Legislature, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (GMCH)
  • 2019: Award for Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services, The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center (GMCH)
  • 2018: Local Hero Award, California Senator Bob Wieckowski (Kathy Hull)
  • 2018: Life Time Achievement Award, Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council (Sheila Pyatt)
  • 2017: Fervent Global Love of Lives Award, Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation-Taiwan (Kathy Hull)
  • 2016: ABBY Innovations in Healthcare and Leadership Award Finalist, Adaptive Business Leaders (GMCH)
  • 2016: TedTalk Speaker, TedWomen’s Conference (Kathy Hull)
  • 2014: Elisabeth Kubler Ross Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field, Children’s Hospice International (GMCH)
  • 2012: Healthcare Hero, San Francisco Business Times (GMCH)
  • 2012: Compassionate Care Leadership Award, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (GMCH)
  • 2011: Volunteer Choice Award Finalist, Volunteer Center of San Francisco (GMCH)
  • 2010: Purpose Prize Fellows, The Purpose Prize (Kathy Hull & Barbara Beach)
  • 2010: Jefferson Award, CBS San Francisco (Kathy Hull)
  • 2010: Classic Woman Award, Traditional Home Magazine (Kathy Hull)
  • 2009: Minerva Award, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference (Kathy Hull)
  • 2007: Circle of Life Award, American Hospital Association (GMCH)
  • 2005: Outstanding Program Achievement Award, California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (GMCH)

GMCH founder Kathy Hull accepts award from California Assemblymember Rob Bonta, alongside former GMCH nurse Jean Marie Mead (left).

San Leandro Nonprofit of the Year

 George Mark Children’s House has also been covered by publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Forbes. See our media coverage page for more.