Health Care Leadership Awards

2nd Annual Health Care Leadership Awards

Phoenix, Nov. 26, 2008

Arizona Business Magazine hosted the 2nd Annual Health Care Leadership Awards on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. The reception recognized the accomplishments of health care professionals that make a difference to the community and help Arizonan’s receive better care. Arizona Business Magazine featured all finalists and award recipients within the March 2009 issue of AZ Business Magazine.

Lifetime Achievement & Health Care Entrepreneur:

Lifetime Achievement:

Eleanore Schafer Addiction Therapist
St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center
www.stlukesmedcenter.com

Health Care Entrepreneur:

John Musil President and CEO
The Apothecary Shops
www.theapothecaryshop.com

Community Outreach:

Honoree:

Judy Baker CEO and Executive Director
Mogollon Health Alliance

Finalists:

Scott Farrell President
Lab Express
www.1800labexpress.com

David J. McIntyre Jr. President and CEO
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
www.triwest.com

Hospital CEO/President:

Honoree:

David Covert President and CEO
CHW East Valley Medical Centers
www.chwhealth.org

Finalists:

Laurie Ererst, RN, MBA President and CEO
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
www.mercygilbert.org

Robert Meyer President and CEO
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
www.phoenixchildrens.com

Hospital Executive:

Honoree:

Terry Happel, MD, FACS Chief Medical Officer
Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers
www.chwhealth.org

Finalists:

Susan Dolezal, RN, MBA/HCM Chief Nursing Officer
IASIS Healthcare/Mountain Vista Medical Center
www.mvmedicalcenter.com

Kristin Schmidt, RN, MBA, Fache Chief Nursing Officer
West Valley Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/westvalley

Institutional or Educational Program:

Honoree:

Arizona Kidney Foundation
www.azkidney.org

Finalists:

Cigna Medical Group Center for Integrative Health and Healing
www.cigna.com

Grand Canyon University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
www.gcu.edu

Manager & Researcher:

Manager:

Roxana Rogers, MSN, RN Professional Practice Director
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/phoenix

Researcher:

Daniel Von Hoff, MD Scientist in Chief
TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare
www.tgen.org

Medical Center/Hospital:

Honoree:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
www.phoenixchildrens.com

Finalists:

Catholic Healthcare West – East Valley Medical Centers
www.chwhealth.org

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
www.stjosephs-phx.org

Nursing or Nursing Advocate:

Honoree:

Fran Roberts Vice President
Strategic Business Alliances, Grand Canyon University
www.gcu.edu

Finalists:

Roxana Rogers, MSN, RN Professional Practice Director
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/phoenix

Kristin Schmidt, RN, MBA, Fache Chief Nursing Officer
West Valley Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/westvalley

Physician:

Honoree:

Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PHD Chief
Pediatric Epilepsy Program Phoenix Children’s Hospital
www.phoenixchildrens.com

Finalists:

Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP Director
Arizona Child Study Center Children’s Health Center at
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
www.stjosephs-phx.org

Wendy Orm, MD Director
Family Medicine Residency Program Phoenix Baptist Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/phoenix

Surgeon:

Honoree:

Robert F. Spetzler, MD, FACS Director
Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
www.thebarrow.org

Finalists:

Michael F. Teodori, MD Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgeon Division
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
www.phoenixchildrens.com

Volunteer:

Honoree:

Emalou Geoge President, Volunteer Board of Directors
Maryvale Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/maryvale

Finalists:

Cynde Leshin, RN, PHD, Volunteer,
Healing Paws Animal-assisted Therapy
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
www.phoenixchildrens.com

Nancy Truscott Volunteer
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/phoenix

Health Care Leadership Awards 2009 Sponsors:

Presented by:

Southwest Ambulance
www.swambulance.com
Humana
humana.com
Quarles & Brady LLP
www.quarles.com
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
www.stjosephs-phx.org

Sponsored by:

Abrazo Health Care
www.abrazohealth.com
Sonoran Studios
www.sonoranstudios.com