D CEO Presents

Excellence in


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.  

The program honors individuals, companies, 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. 

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 14, 2020. 

Nominations for 2020 will open in June 2020



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.

2019 Excellence in Healthcare Awards


How do I make nominations?

Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards will open in June of 2020.

How are winners selected?

The editors of D CEO will determine finalists and winners in all categories.

When will the winners be announced?

D CEO will announce finalists in September. Winners will be revealed at an invitation-only event in December.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Kelsey Vanderschoot at [email protected].

For advertising information, contact Gillea Allison at [email protected].


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