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The Top 25 Emerging Leaders program (previously Up & Comers) awards and recognition 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 Top 25 Emerging Leaders will be profiled in the corresponding issue of Modern Healthcare as well as online on

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    Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of July 29, 2019, the deadline for entries. The nominees can be working in any sector of healthcare, including providers, insurers, vendors and suppliers.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • June 3, 2019 Program opens for nominations
  • July 29, 2019 Nomination Deadline
  • October 14, 2019 Honorees announced in Modern Healthcare magazine, newsletters and on
  • *Dates are subject to change.

Judging Criteria

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

    • Specific actions the nominee took this 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 transformation


    Please complete the online application by clicking the "Nominate" button above. All required fields must be included in the application.

Required Materials/Documentation

    Nominator must provide the following:

  • Provide answers to both questions contained in the online application (1,000 word limit). A current headshot is also required.


  • Upload up to 5 background documents supporting the nominee's professional career. (Resume, CV, and/or recommendation letter)

  • *Please note: All nominations are reviewed completely by a comprised panel of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare. There is no penalty or advantage for providing additional documentation.


To submit a name for consideration, there is a nomination fee of $100, which must be paid upon submission. Your candidate will be presented to our panel of judges and the top editors of Modern Healthcare for consideration, however we cannot promise that your candidate will automatically make this honor roll.



Interested in advertising in the published honorees' Modern Healthcare issue? Please contact your Modern Healthcare Account Executive at 312-649-5311 to learn more.



If you have any questions about the program, including the the nomination or selection process, criteria or deadline, please contact Jodi Sniegocki.


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