DALLAS – Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar, FACHE, was honored by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) on June 22 as one DFW’s Most Inspiring Leaders of 2021.


The COVID-19 pandemic created disruptions across North Texas, prompting the DBJ to create a new award to honor the companies and leaders that courageously led the region through the ongoing healthcare crisis and the economic challenges that resulted. These honorees made tough choices and fought for their employees’ livelihoods and the good of the community.

Akdamar says the pandemic – coupled with cultural events and natural disasters over the past year – brought the most challenging and rewarding leadership role of his almost 29-year healthcare career. He successfully led Medical City Healthcare through the pandemic, remaining focused on its mission to the care and improvement of human life while ensuring the safety and well-being of colleagues and the community. These priorities remain today, guiding the daily decisions to provide the care that patients deserve.

“Extraordinary times called for extraordinary teamwork,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “This award belongs to all our colleagues across Medical City Healthcare – they are truly healthcare heroes.”

Six companies and 9 individuals who made extraordinary contributions to business in North Texas were honored during a live broadcast on June 22. The program featured interviews with each honoree highlighting the challenges they faced and specific actions they took to improve the business climate or overall quality of life in North Texas.

Click here for more information on this year’s “Most Inspiring Leaders.”

Medical City Plano CEO Jyric Sims, FACHE, and Medical City Frisco CEO Patrick Rohan, FACHE, are also being distinguished by the DBJ as “40 Under 40” honorees, in recognition of their dynamic leadership and commitment to quality, compassionate healthcare that makes North Texas communities stronger and improves more lives in more ways.