Keynote speaker and honored guest:
Dr. Stephen Klasko
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, is President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. A Distinguished Fellow of the World Economic Forum, he’s been an advocate for the transformation of healthcare delivery and of higher education.
Dr. Klasko has been dean of two medical colleges, the leader of four health enterprises, and a university president. He has transformed Jefferson since 2013, leading it from 3 hospitals to 14, and from 6 colleges to 10. He is also the author of Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America (2018), We can Fix Healthcare (2017), and The Phantom Stethoscope (1999).
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Dr. Klasko share a common belief: housing is medicine. Dr. Klasko’s innovative approach is focused on ensuring that the future of healthcare is more equitable, regardless of where someone lives.
The Healthy Communities Achievement Award, bestowed by Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, is an honor reserved for those who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to improving the health of local communities through the lens of housing.
An individual’s health is directly tied to where they live, and awardees recognize housing as a health indicator and advocate for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to call home. Award winners have reached a level of distinction in their respective fields and work alongside Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia as a valued partner. Habitat is proud to honor Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health with this award for the 11th annual Building Hope Luncheon and we look forward to hearing from Dr. Klasko on May 7.