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The Legends Award is a special award of merit given to those leaders who went above and beyond the call of duty for hospitals, patients and the health care industry throughout their careers. Honorees are retired hospital or health care system CEOs who served in Texas have made significant contributions to THA and to the health care industry.

In 2016, the THA Board of Trustees identified a need to recognize retired health care leaders for their years of dedication and outstanding service to the health care industry. The board established the Legends Award to meet this need.

Nominees must be former hospital or health care system CEOs who served in Texas and have been retired from the health care industry for at least five years. In addition, they must have made significant contributions to THA and be a respected leader in the health care industry in the state of Texas.

Selection Criteria
Nominees must demonstrate outstanding achievements and leadership within the health care industry. Nominees will be recognized for their collective body of work throughout their careers.

Nominations may be supported by letters; press releases; financial information; information about patient outcomes, programs and services; and any other information that validates the candidate’s leadership achievements (maximum 15 pages).

Selection Process
The Earl M. Collier Award Selection Committee will select the recipient of the Legends Award. The selection committee is composed of the THA chairman and appointed past recipients of the Collier Award.

Presentation
The honoree will be featured in THA publications and recognized at the board dinner held in conjunction with the THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo Feb. 6-7 in Houston.

Step 1. Complete the nomination form

Step 2. Attach up to 15 pages of supporting documents, including a one-page summary of the nominee’s professional achievements and contributions to the health care industry.

Step 3. Be sure all materials are completed and SUBMITTED by 5 p.m., Sept. 29, 2017.

Questions? Contact Ollie Jo Bozeman at obozeman@tha.org or 512/465-1007.