SharedXpertise Media, publishers of HRO Today magazine and HRO Today Global, managers of the HRO Today and C-TEN Associations, and organizers of the HRO Today Forums and Educational Events, proudly announces the creation and presentation of a new award recognizing HR executives in healthcare. The Healthcare HR Leadership “Front of the Front Line” Award will be bestowed annually at the HRO Today People In Healthcare Summit event.

Presented by leading RPO provider Cielo Healthcare, this latest award was created to celebrate exceptional HR leaders that have supported their people and ultimately their patients with winning talent strategies designed to attract, engage and retain mission-driven talent. In light of the unprecedented situation HR executives have led through since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the inaugural award will honor leaders who served their people and managed under stressful conditions in 2020 to support “the front of the front lines.”

“We continue to be amazed by the innovative ways HR leaders and their teams are supporting their employees well being and safety as well as meeting their organization’s talent challenges,” said Staci Roberts, President – Cielo Healthcare. “As our country is experiencing a new surge of the pandemic  crisis, it is more important than ever to celebrate our leaders and share best practices with our healthcare colleagues. It is an honor to sponsor this award.”

The award will become a staple at the popular HRO Today People In Healthcare Summit, an annual educational event focused on talent acquisition, engagement, performance management, and employee development in the healthcare arena.

To be held in Houston this November 11-12, the 2021 People In Healthcare Summit will recognize the work of HR, medical, and business leadership that effectively implemented programs that kept essential medical workers engaged to fight burnout & build resilience, staffed crucial positions and implemented performance management of non-medical support staff while transitioning to remote work and battled the pandemic.

More on this event, including award categories & applications, are available at For our entire 2021 event schedule, visit