Frequently asked questions

Your guide to the most commonly asked questions about The Cardinal Health™ Laboratory Excellence List.

From rising stars to tenured professionals, nominees demonstrate outstanding achievements within their laboratory. Achievements are organized into 3 categories: advocacy, efficiency, and patient safety. A panel of judges evaluate and score candidates based upon their contributions within their selected category.

Industry professionals appointed by Cardinal Health serve on the judging panel. Judges evaluate the nominations and rate candidates according to level of excellence demonstrated in each submission. Cardinal Health then compiles candidate ratings from all judges. To determine the final selection, a candidate’s overall score will be compared against the scores of the entire field of nominees. The final selection will be dependent on the quality of all submissions.

Within each category, Cardinal Health compiles candidate ratings from all judges. A candidate’s overall score will be compared against the scores of those in the same category. The category honoree is the person with the highest cumulative rating.

To be considered for this recognition, candidates must be actively employed by or recently retired (within 5 years) from a clinical/medical laboratory in the United States.

Yes, self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominations must be received by January 31, 2020 to be considered for the 2020 list. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year’s list.

  • October 2019 – call for nominations opens
  • January 31, 2020 – call for nominations closes
  • February/March 2020 – eligible nominations reviewed by the judging panel
  • February/March 2020 – final list selection nominees are contacted by a Cardinal Health representative
  • April 2020 – Laboratory Excellence List honorees are publicly announced

The nomination process for 2020 will open in October of 2019 and end on January 31, 2020. Any nominations submitted after January 31 will be considered for the 2021 list. Nominations must be submitted electronically using the online form. Nominations must be in English. A valid email address is required for all nomination submitters. Only complete submissions will be reviewed by the judges.

Honorees will receive an excellence certificate as well as a digital badge that can be used in their email signature and social media. They will also be featured on our website and in various communications in order to spotlight and share their success to a wider audience. The achievement category honorees will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement in addition to what is listed above.

A representative of Cardinal Health will initially contact all nominees via email. It is very important that the person writing the nomination supplies the candidate’s correct contact information.

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