Nominees were sought from all sectors of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, health insurers, vendors and suppliers, trade and professional organizations and patients' rights groups.
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; and multiracial.
A review board consisting of senior editors at Modern Healthcare will select the honorees based on the following 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?
The submission deadline was January 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.
To read the 2006, 2008 and 2010 listings of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, please visit the recognition section of ModernHealthcare.com.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on the 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare competition, please contact John Thomas, chief of editorial operations, at 312-649-5274 or email@example.com.