Annual Awards Luncheon

Annual Awards Luncheon

A salute to North Texas hospital trustees and leaders, the Annual Awards Luncheon takes place every fall and honors individuals who have made an historic impact on local healthcare. The program features nationally known keynote speakers.

Annual Awards Luncheon 2016 Keynote Speaker

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson serves as host of FOX & Friends Weekend. He joined FOX News in 2009 as a contributor and has provided analysis for America’s elections, including the 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He also produced a FOX News special, “Fighting for Our Children’s Minds,” in 2010. Carlson joined CNN in 2000 as its youngest anchor in history co-hosting The Spin Room and going on to host Crossfire.




Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson writes on politics and culture at The Washington Post. In a three-decade career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent and assistant managing editor. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his columns on the 2008 presidential campaign. Robinson is the author of “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America” (2010), “Last Dance in Havana” (2004), and “Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race” (1999).



2016 Distinguished Health Service Award

Dr. Merlyn Sayers

Margaret Jordan

Margaret H. Jordan has been the president/CEO of Dallas Medical Resource since 2004. She also served as the president/CEO of the Margaret Jordan Group and was executive vice president of corporate affairs at Texas Health Resources from 2000-2006. She is founding director of the National Black Nurses Association. Ms. Jordan has earned many awards for her work in healthcare including the 2012 Dallas Historical Society’s Community Service Award, the Dallas County Medical Society Health Award, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the University of California Berkeley. In Texas, she has been a director of many organizations including the Texas Hospital Association, the Metropolitan United Way and the YWCA.



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Former Distinguished Health Service Award Recipients:

  • Florence Shapiro
  • T. Boone Pickens
  • Mayor Mike and Rosie Moncrief
  • Val Wilkie, Jr.
  • Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt
  • Ross and Margot Perot

Former Boone Powell, Sr.
Award recipients:

  • Joel Allison
  • J.C. Montgomery, Jr.
  • Ron J. Anderson, MD
  • George D. Farr
  • Douglas Hawthorne

Former Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • James Carville and Mary Matalin
  • Ted Koppel
  • Joe Scarborough
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Colin Powell
  • Henry Kissinger
  • David Brinkley