Up and Comers Award

Previous Honorees

2016 •  2015 •  2014 •  2013 •  2012 •  2011 •  2010 •  2009 •  2008 •  2007 •  2006 •  2005 •  2004 •  2003


The Up & Comers awards and recognition program recognizes the industry's rising stars. These young executives have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy. Each of the 12 Up & Comers for 2016 will be profiled in the October 10 issue of Modern Healthcare as well as online on

Submissions open in May


    Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of August 5, 2016, the deadline for entries. The nominees can be working in any sector of healthcare, including providers, insurers, vendors and suppliers.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • May 15, 2017 Up & Comers awards program opens for nominations
  • August 4, 2017 Deadline for Up & Comers program Nominations
  • September 5, 2017 - Nominators of the 2017 Up & Comers winners notified
  • October 16, 2017 Winners announced in Modern Healthcare magazine, newsletters and on
  • *Dates are subject to change.

Judging Criteria

    Nominations will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:

    • Scope of leadership roles and accomplishments
    • Financial and operating performance of organization(s) under nominee's leadership
    • Individual's community service
    • Leadership roles outside of the nominee's organization


    Please complete the online application by clicking the "Nominate" button above. All required fields must be included in the application.*See required materials/documentation section for more information.

Required Materials/Documentation

    Nominator must provide the following:

  • Provide 250-word description in ALL 4 criteria boxes contained in the online application


  • Upload up to 3 background documents supporting the nominee's professional career. (Resume, CV, and/or recommendation letter)

  • *Please note: All nominations are reviewed completely by a comprised panel of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare. There is no penalty or advantage for providing additional documentation.


Interested in advertising in the published winners' Modern Healthcare issue? Please contact your Modern Healthcare Account Executive at 312-649-5311 to learn more.



If you have any questions about the program, including the selection process, criteria or deadline, please contact Dave May.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process of this program, please contact Leah Judge.


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