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D CEO Awards Finalists

Finalists Named: D CEO’s 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Now in its eighth year, the program recognizes individuals and organizations for innovation, advocacy, leadership, and more.
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In the last 18 months, the region’s healthcare organizations have been forced to turn the extraordinary into the everyday. They have persevered through shutdowns, revenue shocks, and fast-changing regulations, all while fighting on the front lines of a pandemic that won’t go away.

To recognize those individuals and organizations keeping North Texas healthy, D CEO has named finalists for its 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

This year’s program attracted more than 100 nominations across several categories. The editorial team and outside judges who have deep knowledge of the healthcare field, pored over the nominations and made tough decisions to highlight 59 outstanding finalists among a bounty of excellent nominations.

North Texas is fortunate to have several robust and skilled hospital systems, strong independent physician groups, top notch medical schools, cutting-edge research institutions, and a unity of spirit and collaboration that is unlike many other industries.

We are especially excited to recognize Dr. William Roberts, a leading cardiovascular pathologist at Baylor Scott & White Health with four decades of service to North Texas, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

All finalists will be featured in D CEO’s December issue and recognized at an awards event, where the winners will be revealed.


Outstanding Community Outreach
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Dallas Chapter
  • Taylor Counseling Group
  • Texas Health Resources
Outstanding Innovation
  • BlockIt
  • Children’s Health
  • IntelliCentrics
  • TimelyMD
Outstanding Medical Research
  • Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
  • Prism Health North Texas
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
Outstanding Wellness Program
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Choice Health at Home
  • Methodist Health System
  • Whitley Penn
Outstanding Health System
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Children’s Health
  • DFW Hospital Council
  • Medical City Healthcare
  • Methodist Health System
  • Texas Health Resources
Outstanding Collaboration
  • Baylor Scott & White, Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Children’s Health and Perimeter Health
  • Nexus Recovery Center and Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Methodist Health System and Dallas County
Outstanding Real Estate Deal
  • Children’s Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Health and American Cancer Society
  • Texas Health Resources
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
Outstanding Merger or Acquisition
  • AMN Healthcare
  • MB2 Dental
  • Steward Health Care
  • StratiFi Health


Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare
  • Dr. William Roberts, Baylor Scott & White Health
Outstanding Healthcare Advocate
  • Karla Alvarado, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • John Carlo, Prism Health North Texas
  • Diana Driscoll, POTS Care
  • Robert Ferguson, Texas Health Resources
Outstanding Hospital Executive
  • Dr. Dai Chung, Children’s Health
  • Kirk King, Texas Health Resources
  • Zach Mueller, Medical City Healthcare
  • Jim Scoggin, Methodist Health System
  • Janice Walker and Dr. Alejandro Arroliga, Baylor Scott & White Health
Outstanding Healthcare Executive
  • Stuart Archer, Oceans Healthcare
  • Dr. Christopher Crow, Catalyst Health Group
  • Awstin Gregg, Connections Wellness Group
  • Clayton Walberg, Aspen RxHealth
  • Dr. Andrew Ziskind, Southwestern Health Resources
Outstanding Healthcare Innovator
  • Vicki Nolen, Christus Health
  • Nick Reddy, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Scottish Rite for Children
  • Danielle Wesley, Children’s Health
Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner
  • Dr. Anthony Boyer, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
  • Dr. Dawn Johnson, Children’s Health
  • Dr. Allison Liddell, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
  • Dr. Jeffrey Zsohar, Baylor Scott & White Health
Outstanding Healthcare Volunteer
  • Kristen Baidy, Children’s Health
  • Tim Davis, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
  • Marjorie Jackson, Methodist Health System
  • Raymond Ornelaz, Baylor Scott & White Health

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