Foundation announces cancellation of in-person Employee of the Year Luncheon



It is with great regret the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today the cancellation of the in-person segment of the 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon scheduled for September 16 at the Hurst Conference Center.

While the Luncheon has been cancelled, virtual recognition of hospital employees and award recipients will still take place, with a video to be created honoring the many healthcare heroes working so diligently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In discussions with our board of trustees, we decided it was in the best interest for all involved if the Employee of the Year Luncheon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus,” said Jennifer Miff, president of the DFWHC Foundation. “This was not an easy decision, as it has never been more important for us to honor our North Texas healthcare heroes working tirelessly during this pandemic. Since the luncheon attracts approximately 800 attendees, we believe in the current COVID-19 environment such a gathering would not be a good public health decision.”

The 100-plus nominees provided to the DFWHC Foundation team will still be judged and awarded. Announcements and a virtual video honoring these hospital employees will be available in September.

New, decreased sponsorship packages have been developed with recognition to be provided during the virtual video celebration. Sponsors already participating will have the option to stay at their current contribution or adjust to a Gold ($1,000) or Silver ($750) level.

For questions, please contact [email protected].