This year marks Modern Healthcare's 20th annual Up & Comers award program, which recognizes rising young management talent in the healthcare industry.
We issued a call for nominations in our May 8 issue and ran a series of advertisements soliciting nominations through July 10. We extended the deadline to July 17 for late entries. We received 125 nominations, down from last year's 146 nominations. An editorial review board comprising senior editors at the magazine reviewed the nominations and selected the 12 recipients who are profiled in this Special Feature.
Departing from their regular editorial responsibilities, Modern Healthcare Online Editor Lisa Scott and Special Projects Editor Nicole Voges wrote four of the profiles. The other profiles were written by Angela Fornelli, a freelance healthcare writer based in Chicago; Tracey Fuller, a former Modern Healthcare editorial assistant; Barbara Kirchheimer, a former Modern Healthcare reporter and news editor; and Linda Wilson, a former Modern Healthcare reporter. We thank them for their fine work.
Most importantly, we thank all of the nominees in this year's recognition program. The selection process was as difficult as it has ever been. Please look for an announcement of the 2007 Up & Comers award program next spring. Thank you.