Up and Comers Award

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The nomination portal is now closed for the 2015 Up & Comers program. See who made the list October 12!

The Up & Comers awards and recognition program, proudly sponsored by Witt/Kieffer, 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 2015 will be profiled in the October 12 issue of Modern Healthcare as well as online on

The Up & Comers program is sponsored by:




    Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of August 7, 2015, the deadline for entries. The nominees can be working in any sector of healthcare, including providers, insurers, vendors and suppliers.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • June 1, 2015 Up & Comers awards program opens for nominations
  • August 7, 2015 Deadline for Up & Comers program Nominations
  • August 11 - 22, 2015 Modern Healthcare Judging Period
  • October 12, 2015 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 nominiee'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.


There is no application fee for this program.



Currently, there is no event scheduled for this program.



Modern Healthcare's Up & Comer awards and recognition program is proudly sponsored by Witt/Kieffer - an executive search firm that brings great leadership to your organization.

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For general questions about the Up & Comers program, please contact Anna Stephens at 312-649-5499 or

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