Drum roll please! The award recipients of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon have been chosen and will be announced in a virtual video to be dropped on Monday, September 21, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Luncheon was cancelled in June.
“Our Board of Trustees decided it was in the best interest for all involved if the Employee of the Year Luncheon was cancelled due to COVID-19,” said Jennifer Miff, president of the DFWHC Foundation. “But it has never been more important to honor our North Texas hospital employees – our healthcare heroes – working tirelessly during this pandemic. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and recipients with this virtual video tribute.”
This year, more than 130 nominees were submitted by more than 50 North Texas hospitals. There will be 15 recipients honored during the video presentation, with each nominee also acknowledged. Financial awards and trophies will be mailed to each recipient. The categories include:
• Employee of the Year, hospitals with 1-99 beds;
• Employee of the Year, hospitals with 100-250 beds;
• Employee of the Year, hospitals with 251-499 beds
• Employee of the Year, hospitals with 500-plus beds;
• Special Recognition, hospitals with 1-99 beds;
• Special Recognition, hospitals with 100-250 beds;
• Special Recognition, hospitals with 251-499 beds;
• Special Recognition, hospitals with 500-plus beds;
• Community Service Award;
• Preceptor of the Year;
• Physician of the Year;
• Volunteer of the Year;
• Rex McRae Scholarship;
• ACHE North Texas Scholarship.
Board members of the North Texas chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) judged the nominations in August. Individual and hospital names were removed in advance and selections were based entirely on the facts presented within the form letter.
For 24 years, the Employee of the Year Luncheon has honored more than 1,300 exceptional hospital employees from across North Texas. The event serves as a salute to our hospital workforce, a tribute that has never been more timely than during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A link to the video will be distributed, followed by a press release announcing the recipients.
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