Now seek­ing top mi­nor­ity nom­i­na­tions

Modern Healthcare - - OPINIONS LETTERS -

Modern Health­care is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for its fourth bi­en­nial list­ing of the Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care. Modern Health­care is seek­ing nom­i­nees from all sec­tors of the health­care in­dus­try.

For pur­poses of this awards and hon­ors pro­gram, Modern Health­care uses the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau’s def­i­ni­tion of a mi­nor­ity. The agency con­sid­ers per­sons with the fol­low­ing eth­nic back­ground to be a mi­nor­ity: African-amer­i­can or black; Alaska Na­tive; Amer­i­can In­dian; Asian; His­panic or Latino; Na­tive Hawaiian; other Pa­cific Is­lander; or mul­tira­cial.

A re­view board con­sist­ing of se­nior ed­i­tors at Modern Health­care will se­lect the honorees based on five cri­te­ria. Has the nom­i­nee:

Suc­cess­fully served as a leader or

■ man­aged an or­ga­ni­za­tion or com­pany?

Shown 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?

To nom­i­nate a can­di­date for this awards pro­gram, send a de­tailed let­ter ex­plain­ing how the can­di­date meets or ex­ceeds the cri­te­ria.

Please in­clude the can­di­date’s re­sume or cur­ricu­lum vi­tae and a color photo. Please send the nom­i­na­tion pack­age to: Top 25 Mi­nor­ity Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care, c/o David Burda, Editor, Modern Health­care, 360 N. Michi­gan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601.

Elec­tronic sub­mis­sions are per­mit­ted. Send those to top­mi­nor­ity@modern­health­care.com.

The sub­mis­sion dead­line is Jan. 27, 2012. Re­cip­i­ents will be an­nounced and pro­filed in the April 9, 2012 is­sue of Modern Health­care.

Furst Group, the Rock­ford, Ill.-based health­care ex­ec­u­tive search firm, is spon­sor­ing this year’s com­pe­ti­tion. Per editorial pol­icy, spon­sors are not in­volved in the nom­i­na­tion, judg­ing or de­ter­mi­na­tion of sub­mis­sions or award re­cip­i­ents.

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