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Deadline Extended: D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards 2022

Help D CEO recognize healthcare executives, practitioners, organizations, programs, technology, and industry leaders.
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There is still time to get your nominations in for for D CEO’s ninth 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 lingering pandemic, worker shortages, and supply chain hurdles that make healthcare delivery more difficult.

The program honors individuals, companies, initiatives, deals, 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. Winners will be revealed at a private awards event in November.

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, including diversity and equity issues.

Lifetime Achievement Award An individual who has demonstrated excellence and  has had  a 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 Collaboration Two organizations that came together through a partnership or alliance to improve healthcare in the region.

Outstanding Merger or Acquisition A healthcare deal involving at least one North Texas-based company that makes an impact on the healthcare landscape.

Achievement in Community Outreach An innovative program, system, or education initiative that engages the community in a meaningful and high-impact way, including diversity initiatives and COVID-19 impact.

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.

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 Sep. 1, 2022.

Submit nominations for individuals here and organizations here.


Will Maddox

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