As part of the selection process for Modern Healthcares 21st annual Up & Comers award program, we issued a call for nominations in our May 7 issue and ran a series of advertisements soliciting nominations through July 6. We extended the deadline to July 13 for late entries. This year, we received 120 nominations, down slightly from last years 125 nominations. An editorial review board composed of the magazines senior editors reviewed the nominations and selected the 12 recipients who are profiled in this special feature. The profiles were written by Tracey Fuller, a former Modern Healthcare editorial assistant; Elizabeth Gardner, a former Modern Healthcare reporter; Jay Greene, a former Modern Healthcare reporter and regular contributor to Modern Physician, our sister publication; and Linda Wilson, a former Modern Healthcare reporter. If you would like to read about what happened to the 244 Up & Comers we recognized during the first 20 years of the award program, please read our Up & Comers Yearbook, published Sept. 17 along with this regular issue of Modern Healthcare. Thank you.
David Burda, editor