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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2019

The annual program recognizes the people, places, deals, and trends that shaped North Texas healthcare in the past year.
By Amanda Salerno |

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 sixth 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. 19, where the winners will be revealed.

Here are the finalists in all 10 categories.

Outstanding Healthcare Executive

  • Jim Hinton, Baylor Scott & White
  • Ronald Rittenmeyer, Tenet Healthcare
  • Pamela Stoyanoff, Methodist Health System
  • Patti Niles, Southwest Transplant Alliance

Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner

  • Daniel Gossett, Children’s Medical Center Plano
  • Richard Dickerman, Methodist Health System
  • Michael Mack, Baylor Scott & White
  • James Pinckney II, Diamond Physicians

Achievement in Healthcare Innovation

  • Paola Arbour, Tenet Healthcare
  • Elyse Dickerson, Eosera
  • Virtual Reality for Pain Management, Medical City Healthcare
  • School-based telebehavioral health program, Children’s Health

Achievement in Medical Research

  • Mark Powers, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Eric Bing and Anthony Cuevas, Southern Methodist University
  • Scott Walters, UNT Health Sciences Center
  • Joseph Takahashi, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Achievement in Medical Devices/Technology

  • Anytime-MD, Texas Health Aetna
  • Sarah Soisson, ClaraPrice
  • Khurshid Mughal, Practice EHR
  • Leah Miller, Medical City Healthcare

Outstanding Healthcare Deal

  • Concurrent Enrollment Nursing Pipeline (CENP), Dallas County Community College District
  • Children’s Health Heart Center, Children’s Health
  • Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society, Baylor Scott & White

Achievement in Community Outreach

  • Meals of Wheels, Hospice, Care Choices, The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
  • Community Time Off Program, Texas Health Resources
  • Recovery Notes, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
  • Facebook Live Operations, Methodist Health System

Achievement in Wellness Programs

  • Proactive MD
  • kids teaching kids℠ (KTK), Ryan Eason, Medical City Healthcare
  • Arts in Medicine Program, Baylor University Medical Center
  • Healthy Education and Lifestyles Program, Texas Health Resources

Outstanding Medical Real Estate Project

  • UTSW Clements University Hospital
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center-Prosper
  • Children’s Health- Prosper
  • Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Medical City Heart and Spine Hospitals

Outstanding Healthcare Volunteer

  • Edward Burkett, Medical City Denton
  • Randall Canedy, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
  • Diane Gretak, Baylor Scott & White
  • Mike Nealon, Texas Health Resources

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