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HCLA 2014: Lifetime Achievement

WINNER Linda Hunt Dignity Health Hunt, who has served as the leader of Dignity Health in Arizona since 2012, has taken a leadership role to advance healthcare and the biosciences for the people of Arizona. She has worked diligently with legislators, business leaders, educators, scientists and community organizations in order to identify, formulate, and support… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Researcher of the year

WINNER Venkatesh G. Ramaiah Arizona Heart Hospital Ramaiah, the medical director and director of vascular and endovascular research, successfully created the “un balloon,” which is used to remodel thoracic endografts without the wind sock effect. This products was able to be marketed and sold. David Jacofsky CORE Institute Switching between his doctor’s coat and his… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Physician of the Year

WINNER Jimmy Chow IASIS Healthcare Chow improved the field of orthopedics by helping to design and teach a hybrid technique of a minimally invasive total hip replacement where the surgeon builds a new hip from inside the body. This surgery results in no post-operative limitations and many patients are discharged within 24 hours. Chow is… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Medical Research Company of the Year

WINNER Banner Alzheimer’s Institute BAI has undergone a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. The study is part of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative API, an international collaboration led by BAI to accelerate the evaluation of promising… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Medical Center or Hospital

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WINNER Scottsdale Healthcare As a nonprofit, Scottsdale Healthcare not only employs 6,500 staff members, but also is comprised of 1,400 volunteers who donate more than 155,000 hours of service each year. They are the largest employer in the City of Scottsdale and is known for its innovative medical technology, research and patient care. FINALISTS Banner… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Legal Advocate

WINNER Kristen Rosati Polsinelli  As an attorney dedicated to the healthcare industry, especially to healthcare privacy, health information exchange and clinical research, Rosati has written 12 books, 30 articles and made 200 presentations on healthcare topics. She also helped establish two nonprofits in Arizona that support health information exchange and health information technology. FINALISTS Richard… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Insurance Provider

WINNER Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Marking its 75th anniversary in Arizona, BCBSAZ is committed to improving the quality of life for all Arizonans. The company focuses on providing the best value in health insurance as well as outside programs targeted to children and their families to help reduce childhood obesity. FINALISTS Health Net… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Healthcare Executive

WINNER Robert L. Meyer Phoenix Children’s Hospital Meyer is credited for the rapid and significant turnaround of Phoenix Children’s Hospital from the edge of financial failure to a successful $588 million expansion that made the hospital into one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the country. PCH is ranked in U.S. News & World… Read More →

HCLA 2014: Healthcare Advocate

WINNER Dr. John Chen Maricopa Integrated Health System Serving the community’s most vulnerable residents, Chen has helped thousands of patients within the Maricopa Integrated Health System. He sees patients who are in urgent need of treatment because of their lack of dental insurance or location in third world countries. He promotes dental care and hygiene… Read More →