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Health Care Hall of Fame

H. Robert Cathcart
Inducted in 1997

H. Robert "Bob" Cathcart
1924-
Inducted in 1997


Cathcart spent 43 years at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital, which Benjamin Franklin helped found as the nation’s first hospital.

Cathcart would serve 21 of those years as the hospital’s top executive. His mantra during that time was simple: “The patient should always come first.” Cathcart would also become a chairman of the American Hospital Association and a speaker at the AHA’s House of Delegates. He received the AHA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1983.

Always looking out for the patients—especially the poor and uninsured—Cathcart once said, “I would like to think that I was more of a social worker than an entrepreneur.”

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