Awards & 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:

  • 2020: San Leandro Nonprofit of the Year, San Leandro Award Program (GMCH)

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