How we selected the trustees
This year, 47 nominations were received for the Trustee of the Year awards program, co-sponsored by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, based in Oak Brook, Ill. Nominations were accepted from Oct. 4-Dec. 17. This year, the categories were expanded, and some of the criteria changed compared with previous years.
This year’s four categories are: large hospitals, those with 100 or more beds; small hospitals, those with fewer than 100 beds; not-for-profit healthcare systems; and for-profit healthcare companies. Honorees were chosen by
senior editors. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the judging or determination of award recipients. All profiles were written by Linda Wilson, a former
reporter and now a freelance writer based in McHenry, Ill. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.