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Health Care Leadership Awards 2011

Health Care Leadership Awards Ceremony 2011

Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the Health Care Leadership Awards 2011!

The Health Care Leadership Awards ceremony took place March 8, 2011 at The Ritz Carlton in Phoenix, Ariz. and had quite the turnout.

Guests included those within the health care community — all committed to bringing quality health care to the Valley.

This year we had a special keynote speaker Dr. Peter Rhee, Medical Director of University Medical Center – who gave a moving presentation.

Arizona Business Magazine presented a special Award of Merit to the University Medical Center Trauma Unit for its outstanding and heroic work.

 


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Congratulations to the 2011 Health Care Leadership Award Honorees and Finalists!

Community Outreach

Winner:

Molly Stockley, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Finalists:

Center Against Family Violence, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Jean Revard, Paradise Valley Hospital

Community Outreach winner Molly Stockley, director of marketing, Center Treatment Centers of America

Hospital Executive

Winner:

David Veillette, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Finalists:

Jo Adkins, West Valley Hospital

Ruth W. Brinkley, Carondelet Health Network

Hospital or Medical Center Executive winner David Veillette, president and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaHospital or Medical Center Executive winner David Veillette, president and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Institution or Education

Winner:

Home-Based Care Team, Cigna Medical Group

Finalists:

Dr. Mark Smith, Banner Health

Water Watchers Program, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Institutional or Educational Program winner Home-Based Care Program, Cigna Medical Group

Insurance/Insurance Executive

Winner:

David J. McIntyre Jr., TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Finalists:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Benton Davis, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona

Insurance/Insurance Executive winner David J. McIntyre Jr., president and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Manager

Winner:

Martha Martinez, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Finalists:

Nathan Lewis, Banner Health

Jean Revard, Paradise Valley Hospital

Health Care Manager winner Martha Martinez, manager of interpreters program, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Nurse or Nursing Advocate

Winner:

Stacy Danahy, Laser Spine Institute

Finalists:

Diane Drexler, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Virginia Prendergast, Barrow Neurological Institute

Nurse or Nursing Advocate winner Stacy Danahy, director of medical operations, Arizona, Laser Spine Institute

Physician

Winner:

Dr. John Post, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Finalists:

Dr. Bentley Bobrow, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Dr. Andrew Garff, Paradise Valley Hospital

Physician winner Dr. John "Papa" Post, MD, medical director, McDowell Healthcare, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Researcher

Winner:

Dr. Eric Reiman, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Finalist:

Dr. David Adelson, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Researcher winner Eric Reiman, MD, executive director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Surgeon

Winner:

Dr. David Adelson, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Finalist:

Dr. Scott Peterson, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Surgeon winner David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP, medical director, Children's Neuroscience Institute, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Special Recognitions:

Behavioral Health Care Award

Richard Clarke, Magellan Health Services of Arizona

Behavioral Health Care Award winner Richard Clarke, PH.D., chief executive officer, Magellan Health Services of Arizona

Neonatal Care Award

Dr. Cristina Carballo, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Neonatal Care Merit Award to Cristina Carballo, MD, medical director of neuro/NICU, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Hospital & Medical Center, Merit Award

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, HCLA 2010; Flickr: AzNow.Biz


Complete Photo Album
from the 2011 Award ceremony

View all of the bios in the March/April issue of Arizona Business Magazine.


Health Care Leadership Awards 2011

HCLA 2011 – Researcher

Honoree: Eric Reiman, M.D., Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Eric Reiman, M.D., Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer's InstituteDr. Eric Reiman’s goal as a researcher is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease before another generation is lost. In order to achieve this goal, Reiman conducts research utilizing brain imaging, genomics, early detection and tracking of Alzheimer’s disease, disease-slowing therapies and prevention therapies.

He serves as executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, clinical director of the Neurogenomics Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, professor and associate head of psychiatry at the University of Arizona and director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium.

In using brain-imaging technology, Reiman and his team are characterizing regions of the brain that are used for different aspects of emotion, memory, pain, hunger and satiation, and those that work together to create anxiety disorders. For years, Reiman and his team also have used brain-imaging techniques to detect and record brain changes in cognitively normal carriers and non-carriers of a common Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene. In 2007, Reiman and his colleagues published the first genome-wide association studies of Alzheimer’s disease and normal human memory.

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David Adelson, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Medical Director, Children's Neuroscience, Phoenix Children's HospitalFinalist: David Adelson, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Medical Director, Children’s Neuroscience, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dr. David Adelson has devoted much of his career to researching avenues that might improve the lives of people around the world, especially children. He founded the Children’s Neuroscience Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and currently serves as its director. He also holds the position of division chief of neurosurgery at PCH. In the time he has off from his practice, Adelson is currently involved with eight separate research projects.

Included in those research projects is a multi-centered clinical trial with the Cool Kids Trial that is studying whether moderate hypothermia treatment can improve the outcomes of children who have experienced traumatic brain injury.

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HCLA 2011 – Nurse Or Nursing Advocate

Honoree: Stacy Danahy, Director of Medical Operations, Arizona, Laser Spine Institute

Stacy Danhay, Director of Medical Operations, Arizona, Laser Spine InstituteDuring her 12 years in the health care industry, Stacy Danahy has displayed time and again that she is a true leader by going above and beyond to care for her patients. For the past two years, she has worked as director of medical operations at the Laser Spine Institute (LSI), a position that requires her to oversee patients, as well as other medical staff.
Her duties include answering questions from both patients and staff, determining the efficiency of the clinic as a whole, handling patients of concern, overseeing patient safety and infection control, educating and training staff, and managing inventory of supplies and medications.

What distinguishes Danahy is her dedication to providing quality care and comfort to all of her patients, no matter what the circumstances. She has been known to drive to the hotels of LSI patients as early as 5 a.m. to provide special care, such as the removal of stubborn catheters. She has also rubbed a patient’s feet and talked him through a claustrophobic experience, and has lain on the floor to ease the nerves of another anxious patient. She will do whatever the situation calls for in order to meet the emotional needs of her patients.

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Diane Drexler, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaFinalist: Diane Drexler, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Having worked nearly 20 years in health care, Diane Drexler is considered a leader in the industry. After working with many Banner hospitals and serving as Banner Estrella Medical Center’s first chief nursing officer, Drexler joined the senior management team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she oversees a staff of 75 nurses.

Under Drexler’s leadership, Cancer Treatment Centers of America became the first acute care facility in the state to be licensed with an Acuity Adaptable Nursing Unit. This new unit allows a patient to remain in the same room for all levels of acuity, including intensive care, and virtually eliminates bed transfers.

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irginia Prendergast, Nurse Practitioner, Barrow Neurological InstituteFinalist: Virginia Prendergast, Nurse Practitioner, Barrow Neurological Institute

Virginia Prendergast has a very good reason for being so dedicated to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She was born at St. Joseph’s and at age five convinced her father to take her on a tour of the hospital.
Prendergast had always wanted to be a nurse, and in 1979 she joined the neuroscience staff at St. Joseph’s. She rose through the ranks to become the youngest head nurse in intensive care. In 1993, she became the first neurosurgery nurse practitioner at Barrow.

In addition, Prendergast has developed and teaches a 20-week certification course to help nurses prepare for a national neuroscience nursing certification examination.

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Health Care Leadership Awards 2011

HCLA 2011 – Neonatal Care Award

Cristina Carballo, M.D., Medical Director of Neuro/NICU, Phoenix Children's HospitalCristina Carballo, M.D., Medical Director of Neuro/NICU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dr. Cristina Carballo’s passion has always been neonatology. Her love for its patients and the subject drove her to develop the second Neuro/NICU program in the country at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Her dedication to develop an entire program that diagnoses and treats all neurologically affected neonates has saved many lives and given many babies a better chance at a quality life.

Carballo, who has been with the hospital since 1988, brought an innovative, cutting-edge treatment therapy to the Valley and implemented it at Phoenix Children’s — the first in the state and only the second in the country. With the treatment, Carballo is trying to prevent hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. It occurs when a baby suffers from lack of oxygen before or during birth. The lack of oxygen can cause disabilities such as dyslexia or cerebral palsy, or even death. Using hypothermia therapies, affected babies are cooled down, allowing physicians to conduct brain studies so they can direct the appropriate treatment. The therapy also decreases an infant’s risk of developing a disability.

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Health Care Leadership Awards 2011

HCLA 2011 – Surgeon

Honoree: David Adelson, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Medical Director, Children’s Neuroscience, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

David Adelson, Medical Director, Children's Neuroscience, Phoenix Children's HospitalAs director of the Children’s Neuroscience Institute (CNI) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dr. David Adelson’s day-to-day responsibilities are mainly clinical and include patient visits and surgeries. Adelson, however, also teaches medical students on a daily basis and lectures and teaches regularly around the U.S. and in other countries.

An internationally recognized neurosurgical and neuroscience expert specializing in head injury and epilepsy in children, Adelson was chosen to head the CNI at Phoenix Children’s in April 2009. He is also the division chief of neurosurgery at PCH. At the hospital and at the CNI, Adelson sees a variety of patients and performs numerous surgeries.

Adelson manages a staff of more than 50 medical professionals including neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychologists, neuro-psychologists, psychiatrists, research staff, research coordinators, research operation people, grant writers, a data coordinator, a statistician, nurse practitioners, administrators (clerical) and managers. In addition to his many duties, Adelson also is involved in numerous research projects, including researching oxidative lipidomics in pediatric traumatic brain injury.

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Scott Petersen, Director of Trauma Services, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterFinalist: Scott Petersen, MD, FACS, Director of Trauma Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Dr. Scott Petersen oversees the Valley’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which cares for approximately 700 patients per year with the most critical injuries, as well as managing and training 10 trauma surgeons. Aside from his impressive credentials, however, his expertise remains at the bedside in trauma, acute care surgery and critical care. He continues to be an advocate and leader for trauma patients at the city, state and national level.

While being an active leader and teacher at St. Joseph’s, Petersen also is a clinical professor of surgery at Creighton University Medical School, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Arizona.

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HCLA 2011 – Manager

Honoree: Martha Martinez, Manager of Interpreters Program, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Martha Martinez, Manager of Interpreters Program, Maricopa Integrated Health SystemMartha Martinez has accomplished many things since immigrating to the U.S. two decades ago from Mexico. Five years after moving to the U.S., Martinez began working the night shift as a housekeeper at Maricopa Medical Center. This way she could enroll in ESL (English as a second language) classes during the day. As her English steadily improved, doctors and nurses would ask Martinez to provide translations for Spanish-speaking patients. Martinez gladly volunteered her services. Later, when Maricopa developed a formal interpreters’ program, Martinez joined its pilot program. Now, Martinez is the language services supervisor and manager of the interpreters program for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS).

Martinez manages a staff of 22 interpreters who are fluent in six languages, including Spanish, Somali, Burmese and Swahili. She also is often asked to translate complex medical papers for the center. Her work encourages safety and confidence toward the hospital, while also improving communication between caregivers and patients. In fact, in 1997 Martinez earned her certification in pre-natal education when she discovered there was a critical lack of such knowledge available to Spanish-speaking mothers.

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Nathan Lewis, Pre-Hospital Coordinator, Banner Del E. Webb Medical CenterFinalist: Nathan Lewis, Pre-Hospital Coordinator, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

As pre-hospital coordinator for Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Nathan Lewis is constantly working to improve the hospital’s relationships with emergency responders and the quality of care the emergency department and the responders provide.
Lewis is responsible for interacting with crews, fielding a scope of practice questions and following up with patient outcomes under the Quality Assistance process. Along with his other duties, Lewis pioneered Project Lifenet, a partnership with the Surprise Fire Department, to create a 12-lead digital field EKG. With Lifenet, diagnostic quality digital EKGs can be transmitted from the field to computers and smart phones.

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Jean Revard, Director of Food/Environmental Services, Paradise Valley HospitalFinalist: Jean Revard, Director of Food/Environmental Services, Paradise Valley Hospital

A 25-year veteran of the health care food management industry, Jean Revard currently works as director of food and environmental services at Paradise Valley Hospital. She manages a staff of 37 people and oversees many diverse aspects of the hospital’s operations, from food preparation for patients to checking that all patient rooms and hospital areas are adequately maintained.

As co-chair of Paradise Valley Hospital’s Good to Great program, Revard facilitates a team of hospital leaders who identify different problems within the hospital, brainstorm creative solutions and then work on turning those plans into a reality. Her work has garnered Revard the respect of her colleagues.

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Health Care Leadership Awards 2011

HCLA 2011 – Hospital & Medical Center

Merit Award: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Merit Award for Hospital & Medical CenterSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center first opened its doors in March 1895, and more than a century later it is a leader in Arizona health care. St. Joseph’s has come a long way since the Sisters of Mercy opened it as a six-bedroom cottage in Downtown Phoenix, originally founded to help tuberculosis sufferers who came to Phoenix to improve their health.

The hospital went through numerous expansions and fundraising efforts before opening in 1953 at its current location on Fifth Avenue and Thomas Road as a 325-bed hospital. Since then, St. Joseph’s has almost doubled in size and the campus now encompasses 55 acres. In 2010, the hospital had nearly 40,000 inpatient admissions and more than 435,000 outpatient visits.
Along with providing excellent health care, St. Joseph’s is one of the state’s largest teaching hospitals, having trained more neurosurgeons than any other hospital in the world. St. Joseph’s is the new regional campus of Creighton University Medical School.

This not-for-profit hospital also houses the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph’s Children’s Health Center, a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, and much more. The only transplantation programs in the Valley, the Heart & Lung Institute at St. Joseph’s has conducted approximately 70 lung transplants and five pediatric heart transplants.

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HCLA 2011 – Behavioral Health Care Award

Richard Clarke, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Health Services of ArizonaRichard Clarke, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Health Services of Arizona

As CEO of Magellan Health Services of Arizona, Richard Clarke leads his team of 300 in implementing the Regional Behavioral Health Authority contract for Central Arizona. In so doing, Clarke is in charge of the strategic transformation of the system, quality outcomes for recipients, compliance, financial performance and Magellan’s relationships with the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Legislature and the community. His mission is to make Magellan a vehicle of change for the more than 80,000 care recipients who face life challenges due to mental illness and substance abuse, and are struggling to lead more productive lives in recovery.

Clarke chose to join the Magellan team as CEO in 2008. He launched a new system of open communication by instituting a volunteer governance board of recipients and community leaders that ensures transparency and focus in his company. He also led the expansion of the Crisis Intervention Team Training of 175 law enforcement officials, which has reduced intake time at the Urgent Psychiatric Center from two hours to 10 minutes.

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HCLA 2011 – Physician

John Post, medical director, mcdowell healthcare, Maricopa Integrated Health SystemHonoree: John Post, M.D., Medical Director, McDowell Healthcare, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Nicknamed “Papa Post” by some of his patients, Dr. John Post has built a reputation over the past 30 years as a compassionate physician with genuine concern for his patients. As medical director for the McDowell Healthcare Center at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), Post oversees a staff of more than 30 people, including three MDs, three nurse practitioners, two psychiatrists, three registered nurses, medical assistants and administrative support staff. In his research, Post has conducted expansive clinical trials, as well as contributed medical articles and abstracts.

However, the majority of his medical career has been dedicated to providing care for those who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. He has focused on the disease since it first spread to epidemic proportions and there was little hope for survival for those infected with the virus. He is known for the compassionate care he provides to the Valley’s HIV/AIDS population. Post also provides pediatric consults to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

He earned his medical degree from the Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at MIHS. He has been employed at MIHS since the completion of his residency.

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Bentley Bobrow, Emergency Physician/Researcher, Maricopa Integrated Health System Finalist: Bentley Bobrow, M.D., Emergency Physician/Researcher, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Dr. Bentley Bobrow works as an emergency medicine physician at Maricopa Medical Center, is the director of the Medical Center’s Resuscitation Science Center, and serves as an attending physician who mentors ED residents. He also treats patients every day.

Throughout his career, Bobrow has devoted much of his time and energy to reducing the number of deaths due to cardiac arrest in Arizona. He has been a catalyst for exploring cutting-edge tools for fighting heart disease. As a result of these advances in technology and resources, Arizona has seen its death rate due to cardiac arrest plunge in the last six years and the survival rate for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona has tripled.

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Finalist: Andrew Garff, M.D., Medical Director, Emergency Department, Paradise Valley Hospital

Although he was only appointed medical director of Paradise Valley Hospital’s emergency department in April 2010, Dr. Andrew Garff has made huge strides in improving the hospital’s processes and flow of patient care.

Andrew Garff, M.D., Medical Director, Emergency Department, Paradise Valley Hospital

Garff’s guidance has contributed to significant and consistent increases in patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. Patient wait times have decreased by approximately one hour.

Garff also provides tenderhearted care to his patients and a quality level of professionalism, humility and warmth in all patient encounters. When given the duty of delivering unhappy news, Garff can be found sitting at the bedside with the family, compassionately holding a hand to offer support.

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