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Az Business names Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector.

Az Business is proud to announce the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership Awards dinner and awards ceremony on April 9  at the Arizona Grand Resort. The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Arrowhead Hospital, Abrazo Health
Barrow Neurological Institute
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Tim Bricker, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert
Rachel Calendo, Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center
Dedicated Health Solutions
Peter Fine, Banner Health
Michele Finney, Abrazo Health
Kathleen Goeppinger, Midwestern University
Dr. Mark Hong, Affiliated Urologists
Insys Therapeutics
Catherine Ivy, Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation
Dr. David Jacofsky, The CORE Institute
Magellan Health
Richard Mallery, Snell and Wilmer
Tony Marinello, IASIS Healthcare
Medtronic
Roger Morris, Quarles & Brady
Radiant Research
Remuda Ranch
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Dignity Health
Martin L. Shultz, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Sonora Quest
Southwest Behavioral Health
SynCardia
UnitedHealthcare
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
VisionGate
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, TGen
Dr. Glen Weiss, CTCA
Dr. David Wisinger, Maricopa Integrated Health System

AZ Wine & Dine

AZ Wine & Dine Makes Use Of Forks, Corks [PHOTOS]

The mission of first-ever AZ Wine & Dine on April 12 at Scottsdale Quarter, which took the place of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s long-running culinary event Forks & Corks, was to highlight the distinct variety of culinary outlets at Arizona hotels, resorts and restaurants while offering a variety of wines and craft beers designed to satisfy any palette.

Judging by the more than 750 guests who enjoyed tantalizing tastes from the renowned chefs at the Four Seasons Troon North, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Montelucia, Arizona Grand Resort and many more, as well as the sumptuous sips provided by Hensley, Young’s Market Company and others, it was a mission well-accomplished.

And then some.

While the final numbers are still being tallied, organizers estimate that the event raised about $20,000 to support the Arizona tourism industry.

Arizona tourism’s impact, by the numbers:

  • 36.9 Million: Number of domestic and international overnight visitors who experienced Arizona as a travel destination.
  • $48 Million: Amount of direct traveler spending being contributed to our state’s economy every single day.
  • $2.5 Billion: Amount of local, state and federal tax revenues generated as a result of direct traveler spending.
  • $1,040: Tax revenue generated by the tourism industry lessens the tax burden by $1,040 for every Arizona household.
  • No. 1: Where the travel and tourism industry ranks among Arizona’s export-oriented industries.

According to guest feedback, among the biggest and brightest highlights of the event:

  • Live music, which was provided by The Shining Star Band
  • Silent auction, which offered amazing vacation packages from the state’s top resorts, restaurants and spas
  • “Foodie” food, including short ribs from Westin Kierland, Kobe sliders from the Phoenician, and cioppino from the Montelucia
  • Libation innovations, including Moet Champagne from Narcisse, flaming coffee drinks from La Hacienda, and sangria from New Age Winery

Based on the event’s overwhelming success, plans are already underway for next year.

For more information about AZ Wine & Dine, please visit azwineanddine.com.


AZ Wine & Dine

Photos: Cory Bergquist