This year's distinguished panel of judges:
George Caldwell, healthcare consultant and president emeritus of Lutheran General HealthSystem in Park Ridge, Ill.
H. Robert Cathcart, healthcare consultant and former president of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Richard Clarke, president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill.
Carolyne Davis, senior consultant at Ernst & Young, Washington.
Thomas C. Dolan, president of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago.
Sister Irene Krause, president and chief executive officer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.
Charles S. Lauer, publisher of MODERN HEALTHCARE and corporate vice president of its parent company, Crain Communications, Chicago.
Diane Moeller, CEO, Catholic Health Corp., Omaha, Neb.
Dennis D. Pointer, the John J. Hanlon professor of health services and public policy at the graduate school of public health, San Diego State University.
Elliott C. Roberts, professor at the Louisiana State University medical school, New Orleans.
Pennsylvania Hospital President Clifford Eldredge and his staff provide a permanent home in the nation's first hospital for the displays honoring the 39 Hall of Fame legends.
MODERN HEALTHCARE staff members Joan Fitzgerald, Bruce Japsen and Kelly Shriver wrote the profiles, and Eric J. Williams designed the special section.