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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2018

Annual program recognizes the people, places, deals, and trends that shaped North Texas healthcare in 2018.

D CEO magazine and its online news site, D CEO Healthcare, are pleased to recognize outstanding industry CEOs, practitioners, and other innovative industry leaders with its fifth annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards program.

All finalists will be recognized in the December issue of D CEO and at an exclusive event on Nov. 29, where the winners will be revealed.

Here are the finalists in all 10 categories.

Outstanding Healthcare Executive

  • Robert Earley, JPS Health Network
  • Daniel Podolsky, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare

Outstanding Healthcare Deal – M&A or Partnership/Alliance

  • Baylor Scott & White Health teams with Frisco ISD and Dallas Cowboys on facility at The Star
  • MD Medical Group’s acquisition of 13 Children’s Health clinics
  • UNT Health Science Center partners with Catalyst Health Network to train students
  • UNT Health Science Center partners with Medical City Healthcare to create 500 residencies

Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner

  • Bruce Bowers and Todd Dewey, Medical City Dallas
  • Robert Jaquiss, Children’s Health and UT Southwestern.
  • Giuliano Testa, Baylor Scott & White Health

Healthcare Innovator of the Year

  • Timothy Crombleholme, Medical City Dallas
  • Christopher Crow, MD, StratiFi Health
  • Celeste Johnson, Parkland Health & Hospital System and Kimberly Roaten, Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern
  • Brandon Pope, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance

Achievement in Medical Research

  • Helen Hobbs, UT Southwestern
  • Theodore Laetsch, Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Parvez S. Mantry, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Achievement in Medical Devices/Technology

  • MyndVR
  • Michael Walsh, Cariloop
  • Signify Health
  • Tamara Perry, Children’s Health

Achievement in Community Outreach

  • Dave Gregorio, ImpowerQ Associates (Heroes to Healthcare)
  • Mirchelle Louis, Cancer Support Community North Texas
  • Olivia Rogers, The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA)
  • Texas Health Resources Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Achievement in Wellness Programs

  • Faith Community Nursing Program, Texas Health Resources
  • Judge Ed Kinkeade, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Mike Lamb, SimplyWell

Outstanding Medical Real Estate Project

  • Baylor Scott & White Health Medical Center, Irving Campus
  • Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco
  • Steward Health’s relocation to Dallas
  • Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern’s joint hospital in Frisco

Outstanding Healthcare Volunteer

  • Janice Holmes, Children’s Health
  • Harriet Walker, Texas Health Resources
  • Marilyn White, Parkland Health & Hospital System


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