How we se­lected the win­ners

Modern Healthcare - - Cover Story -

To se­lect Mod­ern Health­care’s third bi­en­nial list­ing of the Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care, co-spon­sored by Furst Group, the mag­a­zine is­sued a call for nom­i­na­tions on Dec. 21, 2009. The nom­i­na­tion dead­line was Feb. 12. Read­ers sub­mit­ted a to­tal of 177 nom­i­na­tions, nearly dou­bling the 89 nom­i­na­tions re­ceived in 2008. There were 104 nom­i­na­tions in 2006.

For the pur­poses of this recog­ni­tion pro­gram, Mod­ern Health­care used the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau’s def­i­ni­tion of a mi­nor­ity. The agency con­sid­ers peo­ple with the fol­low­ing eth­nic back­grounds to be mi­nori­ties: AfricanAmer­i­can or black; Alaskan Na­tive; Amer­i­can In­dian; Asian; His­panic or Latino; Na­tive Hawai­ian; other Pa­cific Is­lan­der; and mul­tira­cial.

An ed­i­to­rial re­view board con­sist­ing of se­nior ed­i­tors at Mod­ern Health­care re­viewed the nom­i­na­tions and judged the candidates on the fol­low­ing five cri­te­ria. Whether the nom­i­nee:

Suc­cess­fully served as a leader or man­aged an or­ga­ni­za­tion or com­pany.

Showed the abil­ity or power to ef­fect change in the health­care in­dus­try.

Demon­strated a will­ing­ness to share ex­per­tise with oth­ers in the field.

Served as a role model or men­tor to other mi­nor­ity health­care ex­ec­u­tives.

As­sumed a lead­er­ship po­si­tion in the in­dus­try out­side of the can­di­date’s own or­ga­ni­za­tion or com­pany.

The re­view board made its fi­nal de­ci­sion on the Top 25 on March 1. The fi­nal list ap­pears in this is­sue in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der. Per ed­i­to­rial pol­icy, award spon­sors are not in­volved in the nom­i­na­tion or sub­mis­sion process nor the judg­ing or determination of re­cip­i­ents.

If you have any ques­tions, com­ments or sug­ges­tions on the pro­gram or the re­sults, please con­tact Ed­i­tor David Burda at 312649-5439 or at dburda@mod­ern health­care.com. The mag­a­zine ex­tends its ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks to all of the nom­i­nees and to every­one in­volved who con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of this year’s pro­gram. Please read the mag­a­zine for de­tails of Mod­ern Health­care’s fourth bi­en­nial list­ing of the Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care, to be pub­lished in 2012.

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