HCLA 2013: Physician
DR. WALTER QUAN
Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center
Quan, chief of medical oncology at CTCA, shows his commitment to excellence through the unique treatment options he makes available to his patients. Quan has adapted the administrative schedule for the melanoma treatment Interleukin-2 (IL-2) to make it available to CTCA patients on an outpatient basis. Due to his efforts, CTCA Western is the only hospital in the nation where this outpatient treatment is available. His commitment to healthcare extends outside of the hospital, where he strives to educate people about the dangers of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
DR. ROBERT PORTER
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Porter, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has set an example of fulfilling Banner’s mission through his hard work with the trauma designation. He was instrumental in organizing the hospital’s trauma program, auditing it, and helping it improve. State auditors commented how impressed they were with Porter and how involved he has been with its new designation.
DR. JAMES FOLTZ
Focus on Women
Foltz has contributed to improved birth and maternal health outcomes for thousands of Valley mothers and babies. But beyond his day-to-day private practice, Foltz makes an impact that is felt globally. He makes frequent volunteer surgical missions to developing countries with Phoenix-based Esperanca, a global health nonprofit. Foltz has served as the lead surgeon on missions to Bolivia and Nicaragua. He performed 32 surgeries during one week in Nicaragua.