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 Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
As CEO of Mountain Vista, Marinello changed the hospital’s challenged reputation to one of national recognition, especially for its cardiac, stroke and trauma programs. He established a public-private partnership to help underserved patients and even provided response vehicles to treat non-emergent patients in their homes to keep them out of the emergency room.
Myers has expanded St. Luke’s Medical Center’s programs. The expansions include a partnership with the Behavioral Health Center, which helps the growing need for geropsych care, and the Grossman Burn Center, which focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of burns and collaborates with organizations to bring prevention education to the community.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert
Chandler Regional has undergone significant expansion since the arrival of Bricker in 2011. The hospital added a $9.9 million cardiac catheterization lab and a $125 million, five-story patient tower that will expand emergency services, adding six beds and 180 jobs. The hospital is also seeking a Level I trauma designation.
Mary Lee DeCoster
Maricopa Integrated Health System
DeCoster exemplifies the passion needed in the healthcare industry. With MIHS, she is responsible for more than $1 billion in gross revenue and a multitude of other responsibilities to help the uninsured and under-insured. She is a company leader for the Heart Walk, where she speaks about the loss of her daughter and about heart health awareness.