And so it has gone through the years. Future all-stars designated Up & Comers early in their careers included Dr. Brent James, one of the brightest lights in the quality improvement firmament through his various positions at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health; Dr. Reed Tuckson, who went on to lead the medical-care advancement team at UnitedHealth Group; and Nancy Schlichting, who eventually rose to run the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Up & Comers continue to make news. Just this month, Class of '92 standout Rulon Stacey was named to run Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis as it battles back from a billing scandal. And Bobby Jindal from the Class of '97 is generating headlines from the Louisiana Statehouse, where he serves as governor.
Who will be the future all-stars from our Class of 2013? The 12 men and women profiled in the pages that follow—the 27th group that Modern Healthcare has honored—represent a diverse selection of administrative titles in a variety of healthcare-related organizations. They were chosen by a review panel composed of senior editors at Modern Healthcare after reading more than 200 nominations submitted by readers.
What they have in common is a demonstrated capacity to lead in areas where making a difference matters. And they did it early in their careers. Based on our own track record, we can say with some confidence that you'll be hearing more from this group in the years to come.
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