2024 Honorees Announced

The 40 Under 40 award (previously Emerging Leaders) program recognizes the industry's rising stars. These young executives have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy. Each of the honorees will be profiled in the corresponding issue of Modern Healthcare as well as online on ModernHealthcare.com.


Key Dates & Deadlines
October 2, 2023 - Nominations opened
December 11, 2023 - Nominations closed
February 12, 2024 - Honorees published online and in MH magazine

Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2023. The nominees can be working in any sector of healthcare, including providers, insurers, vendors and suppliers.

Judging Criteria
Nominations will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:

• Specific actions the nominee took in the past year to help the organization achieve or exceed financial, operational and clinical goals

• Specific steps the nominee has taken to establish or contribute to a culture of innovation and improving the patient experience

Required Materials/Documentation
A current resume and head shot is required for submission. Supporting documents are not required, however they are encouraged to be submitted. Up to 5 supporting documents may be uploaded to the online application. Supporting documents may consist of letters of recommendation, articles in which the nominee has been featured, etc.

To submit a name for consideration, there is a nomination fee of $250, which must be paid upon submission. Payment does not guarantee inclusion. Multiple nominations for one individual do not influence the process in any way.

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If you have questions about the program, including the criteria, nomination and selection process, or deadline, please contact [email protected].

Who selects the honorees for this program?

Modern Healthcare’s editorial staff will select the honorees based on the judging criteria provided above.

Can I nominate more than one person from my organization?

Yes, you may nominate multiple individuals from your organization. Each individual you choose to nominate requires a separate submission process and a separate nomination fee of $250.

Will multiple nominations for the same person influence the selection process?

No, multiple nominations for the same person will not influence the selection process in any way.

When will the honorees be notified?

The honorees will be notified of their selection on January 16, 2024. The notification will include an embargoed press release template and information regarding licensing, congratulatory ads, awards and certificates.

Will I be notified if the person I nominated is not selected as an honoree?

No, we will not notify those who are not selected as honorees.