Nominations are Open: D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2020

Nominate healthcare executives, practitioners, organizations, programs, technology, and industry leaders.

Nominations are open for D CEO’s seventh annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards Program.

This year, D CEO magazine and D CEO Healthcare are especially pleased to recognize outstanding healthcare executives, practitioners, organizations, and other innovative industry leaders who continue to serve and achieve—even in the midst of a pandemic and because of it.

The program honors individuals, companies, initiatives, and organizations in the region’s formidable healthcare sector, plus corporate wellness initiatives across all industries. All finalists will be featured in the December issue of D CEO and at D CEO Healthcare. This year’s categories are divided into awards for individuals and organizations in North Texas healthcare. The categories are:


Outstanding Healthcare Executive—A healthcare executive who demonstrates superior leadership skills and improves the organization’s overall performance and its ability to serve patients.

Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner—A healthcare provider who goes above and beyond best practices to deliver extraordinary care. 

Outstanding Healthcare Innovator—Healthcare leader who embodies a culture of innovation and plays a key role in establishing new programs, technology, or systems that enhances an organization’s function or its provision of care. 

Outstanding Healthcare Volunteer—An individual who has spent noteworthy time volunteering in a healthcare facility and is making an outsized impact on the patients and staff there. 

Outstanding Healthcare Advocacy—An individual who has worked outside of his or her regular employment capacities to leverage peer organizations and individuals to advocate for improvements in the healthcare system. 

Lifetime Achievement Award—An individual who has demonstrated excellence and has had meaningful impact over the course of a career in healthcare in North Texas. 


Achievement in Medical Research—Unique breakthrough research that has the potential to change the delivery of healthcare for the better. 

Achievement in Innovation—Technology, devices, software, systems, initiatives or other programs that push the envelope of healthcare delivery in north Texas. 

Outstanding Healthcare Collaboration—Two organizations that came together through a merger or acquisition, partnership, or alliance to improve healthcare in the region. 

Achievement in Community Outreach—An innovative program, system, or education initiative that engages the community in a meaningful and high-impact way.

Achievement in Wellness Programs—A program that improves the health and wellness of a patient or staff population and addresses upstream health concerns via fitness and healthy habits. (Open to healthcare and non-healthcare companies and organizations.)

Outstanding Medical Real Estate Project—An upcoming or recently completed real estate deal or development that has a positive effect on the community and the delivery of care. 

COVID-19 Impact—An organization that has addressed the needs brought about by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a unique and meaningful way. 

Outstanding Health System– A regional system or organization that has improved the business of healthcare and patient care in a unique and powerful way.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 14, 2020.

Submit nominations for individuals here and organizations here.


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