Winners Announced: 2023 Excellence in Healthcare Awards
This article was originally published in D Magazine on November 29, 2023.
D CEO revealed its Excellence in Healthcare winners for 2023 at a private event last night at On the Levee in the Design District. The program honored leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners who have a made an impact on the North Texas community. From surgeons who risked their life working on the front lines of the war in Ukraine and physicians caring for pediatric intensive care unit patients with brain injuries to visionary entrepreneurs and system-wide chief executives, it was an evening to remember.
Dr. R. Steven Paulson, the longtime CEO of Texas Oncology, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. His ability to grow the practice across the state, lead the charge toward better cancer care, and advocated for better coverage of biomarker testing. Among those receiving standing ovations was Jacob Locke, a 93-year-old volunteer at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Paulson Locke, and all other Excellence in Healthcare winners and finalists are recognized in the December issue of D CEO. Be watching for an online photo recap and additional reports in the coming weeks.
Outstanding Mental Health Collaboration
Winner: Texas Health Resources and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Texas Health Resources and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute supports the North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community, where senior officials are brought together from 19 school districts for monthly training sessions, in-depth discussions, and more. The collaboration aims to help districts with school mental health programming and improve student outcomes, well-being, and academic achievement. “This is a first-of-its-kind program that promises to dramatically improve the emotional well-being of children and their families in North Texas,” says one of the collaborating CEOs. “District leaders are equipped to develop successful programs and increase access to mental health care for students, helping them work with parents and families to identify and treat student mental health conditions early.”
Finalists: Children’s Health and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, TimelyCare and the University of Texas and Texas State Systems