DFWHC’s 75th Annual Awards Luncheon is just three weeks away – tickets still available!


The countdown has begun!

The countdown is almost complete! With the theme of “Inspired Dedication,” the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 75th Annual Awards Luncheon is just three weeksh away on Friday, October 27 at the Irving Convention Center. The reception begins at 11:00 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets and tables are still available!

This year’s event will be highlighted by the appearance of none other than Jane Pauley as keynote speaker. Her presentation will be a unique Q&A session moderated by Cynthia Izaguirre, news anchor at WFAA Ch. 8. Pauley is anchor of the award-winning CBS Sunday Morning.

Former Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams will be this year’s Distinguished Health Service Award recipient, an honor dating back to 1948. Williams was instrumental in creating awareness about COVID-19 as a delegate on the United States Conference of Mayors during an April 29, 2020, meeting in Washington, D.C.

“Mayor Williams has been a great friend of North Texas healthcare throughout his career,” said Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “His work as a delegate was crucial in allowing our communities to adapt to the difficulties of the pandemic. We are looking forward to honoring him.”

The DFWHC tradition of honoring the chairs of the boards of trustees of all member hospitals will open the program. The 2023 recipient of its Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award is Amanda Thrash, president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. The Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year honoree is Michael Guyton of the Texas Health Board of Trustees.

Celena Rae, the in-arena host and national anthem singer for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, will perform the National Anthem to open the program.

Executive Sponsorships can be found here.

Hospital Sponsorships can be found here.

Tables and tickets can be found here.

The luncheon is sponsored in part by Hall Render and FORVIS.

For information, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org.