History, popular culture and advances in science and technology are often measured in decades: the space age in the 1950s; the peace movement in the 60s; the digital age in the 90s.
2007 Up & Comers: Twelve young leaders use their energy to make a difference
On a much smallerbut by no means insignificantscale, its been two decades that Modern Healthcare has sponsored its annual Up & Comers awards. Witt/Kieffer has had the privilege of co-sponsoring the program for one of those decades.To view profiles of this year's 12 Up & Comer honorees, see the Special Feature section here.
Ten years, by any human measure, is a substantive period of time. Its time in which we have been honored to recognize more than 120 young leaders for their remarkable achievements. Its also time in which these Up & Comers have had the opportunity to extend their reach by touching the lives of patients, connecting with physicians and inspiring employees.
Ten years is next to light years when it comes to medical advances and the delivery of healthcare in this country. Yet the evolution of healthcare would never have been possible without outstanding individuals who commit early in their careers to improve the quality of life. The continuing transformation of healthcare depends on the 2007 class of Up & Comers and similarly talented leaders who are eager to further the mission and vision of their organizations.
This years class of Up & Comers is measured by extraordinary contributions to the health and well-being of their communities. They have accomplished early in their careers what many of us strive to achieve over decades. The contributions they have madeand their contributions yet to comeare immeasurable.
James GaussPresident and CEO Witt/Kieffer
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