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2012 Annual Economic Outlook

Industry Experts' Forecast On 2012 Economy

Recovery is on the horizon, but industry experts are cautious in their forecast as the 2012 economy slowly bounces back. 

Looking at Arizona’s recession-starved commercial real estate industry as a whole, 2011 was flat and 2012 is trending just slightly better. So say local experts.

But broken down into its various components, there is a wide divergence of attitude and optimism for the rest of this year.

AZRE tapped key players from a variety of real estate-related disciplines to check their crystal balls and predict whether commercial real estate will soar, slump or stagnate in 2012, and what factors could turn the tide.

Investment
A plethora of CMBS properties will come due in 2012, and private owners of distressed properties may be more willing to sell, says Jennifer Pescatore, who oversees commercial real estate loans for Bank of Arizona.

There is plenty of money available for the right property in the right submarket and investors with the right credentials, she says.

But except for the multi-family sector and some industrial opportunities, Pescatore isn’t sure values have slipped enough to generate a significant number of sales or new development in 2012.

She’s anticipating relatively small loans — $2M to $15M — on income properties as standard 2012 fare.

But substantial job growth and improvement in the global economic picture could change that relatively pessimistic outlook, says Ryan Suchala, Bank of Arizona president.

“Arizona offers a unique opportunity, and it’s a great place to do business,” Suchala says.

This year could be better than expected, Suchala notes, but for measurable improvement in real estate values and transactions, 2013 is a more realistic time frame.

Economic development
Economic development directors by nature are always upbeat about the future, and Chandler’s Christine Mackay has reason to be.

“Activity level since the first of the year has gone through the roof,” she says.

Intel is constructing a new fabrication plant scheduled for completion in 2013 but already keeping a virtual army of construction workers busy. And when Intel ramps up, so do the tech giant’s customers and clients, Mackay adds.

Other healthy growth signals: EBay/PayPal is expanding, building out the fourth floor of its Chandler facility.

In January, San Diego-based developer Doug Allred Company broke ground at the NEC of Price and Willis roads in Chandler for Park Place, the Valley’s first spec office complex to rise from the dust of the recession since 2009.

Phoenix has a lot more old office properties to fill up before any spec projects are likely to appear on its planning agenda, but virtually all the big warehousing/distribution center space has been snapped up, and the city is actively looking for “shovel ready” spots where developers can build more, says Bruce MacTurk, deputy director for economic development.

It’s a good news-bad news scenario, he says.

By mid-January, five large industrial users were looking at Phoenix, but the city had only two buildings with more than 500,000 SF of space available.

There’s even some good news about Phoenix’s languishing retail centers as owners are renovating to reposition the sites, MacTurk says.

While economic development leaders like MacTurk and Mackay are focused on job creation, the fallout from job growth is a healthier, more vibrant residential and commercial real estate scenario, they say.

Construction
“Compared to this time last year, it feels much better,” says Bo Calbert, McCarthy Building Cos. Southwest president. “There are a lot more opportunities to pursue.”

McCarthy’s revenue is up 10%, he says. Key drivers for that spike are healthcare, renewable energy, schools and Native American projects, especially in hospitality and gaming.

But Calbert says he believes there is “more pain to come” before Arizona’s construction industry is back on a solid uphill track.

“To be an Arizona-only contractor is not sustainable,” he says. “There is promise, and more opportunities are coming, but not enough.”

D.P. Electric vice president Scott Muller says he has a backlog of healthcare and military projects to keep workers busy in 2012 — primarily technology upgrades.

And the company is detecting more interest from local property owners and developers, some hoping to entice California data centers and manufacturing operations ready to make a move.

“We’re excited about 2012,” Muller says.

“Those in the real estate and construction industry understand that the current market, compared to three or four years ago, has created a great opportunity to build, move or expand at a significant cost savings,” he says. “In 2012, we’ve seen an increase in our Design-Build/Design-Assist projects because this is where the best value is brought to the owner/developer.”

Architecture
Data centers, specialized healthcare facilities and military installations are also on Mike Medici’s 2012 hot list.

“Technology is constantly pushing the limits of existing buildings,” says Medici, managing director of SmithGroupJJR Arizona Architects. “And a lot of hospitals are positioning for the future or catching up from the past.”

Architects are tapped for new projects at the conceptualizing stage, and Medici sees good news coming for all commercial real estate sectors, even if the bounty won’t happen in 2012.

“We are seeing several developers looking at mixed-use office/retail/multi-family, especially along the light rail line,” he says. “It’s not as much activity as in 2004, 2005 and 2006, but there are opportunities bubbling up. For two years previously developers were not talking to us. Now modestly they are coming out of the woodwork.”

LEO A DALY architectural firm just completed the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson and is currently working on a project with Davis-Monthan Air Force base, says senior architect Rod Armstrong.

There is no pent-up demand for shopping centers or new office buildings, Armstrong says, but the international architecture firm is “always in business development mode,” and the signs are positive.

“We feel the increased level of commitment with potential clients. People are loosening up, and things will happen quickly. We’re hopeful for 2012,” he says.

Multi-family
While interest in and financing for new development remains limited in Metro Phoenix, one sector finding favor is multi-family, fueled by a limited supply and the single-family housing market collapse, says Tom Simplot, Arizona Multihousing Association president.

“Apartment owners are cautiously optimistic due to a rebound in values and rents,” Simplot says.

He doesn’t envision a lot more product coming online in 2012, but in select markets — in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and along the light rail line — some projects are moving forward and could be under construction this year and available by 2013.

Luxury condo developer Optima is betting Scottsdale is ready for more downtown-living opportunities.

“Optima Sonoran Village is in an advantageous position because it is the first new residential development in several years and builds on the economic, architecture, and marketing success of Optima Camelview Village,” says David Hovey Jr., Optima vice president. “Construction has started on Optima Sonoran Village with occupancy second quarter of 2013.”

Hovey says financing is still tight and mixed-use projects are iffy because of existing over-supply of office and retail components, but, if there is “only a gradual increase in new product over the next few years, the luxury unit market will remain healthy.”

Healthcare
Medical facilities needing upgrades or expansions to keep up with changing technologies, aging baby boomer needs and unsettled health coverage issues, are providing work for local real estate trades — a trend that will continue throughout 2012.

Cancer- and pediatric-focused projects are already in progress, as are several clinics and rehabilitation centers aimed at bringing cost-effective healthcare into communities, says Sundt Construction’s Russ Korcuska, who has been piloting hospital construction projects in Arizona for two decades.

Still, some of the big players will “sit on the sidelines until the (November) election because of the tremendous effect that could have on healthcare and Medicare. The new congress will be pivotal,” Korcuska says.

Some upgrades can’t wait.

“Healthcare construction is tied to population, and there is a great need to accommodate the baby boomer generation,” says Steve Whitworth, Kitchell’s Healthcare Division manager.

Healthcare construction will see a “slight increase in 2012, as larger organizations prepare for healthcare reform,” he says.

Whitworth predicts a sharper focus on cost-cutting delivery methods and energy efficiency in 2012 both in new development and upgrades to existing facilities.

“Healthcare will remain healthy,” he says.

Solar
Solar power was Arizona’s red-hot growth topic a year ago, with government leaders proffering incentives and touting the state’s virtues to the clean-energy companies looking for a place to grow and prosper.

Then mid-year, solar panel makers Solyndra and Stirling Energy Systems failed, and in December industry giant First Solar said it would slow progress of its under-construction Mesa plant.

So how do some of the state’s solar experts envision their industry’s 2012 prospects?

SRP sees strong demand for solar upgrades in both commercial and residential uses even though it “slowed somewhat” from 2011 when monetary inducements were greater, says Debbie Kimberly, director of customer programs and marketing.

“It’s encouraging to see this demand even at reduced incentive levels,” Kimberly says.

She says she expects interest in solar to continue apace throughout 2012, especially in leased rather than purchased systems.

And APS’ 2012 outlook for solar is “overwhelmingly positive” based on continued strong customer demand, says Barbara Lockwood, the utility company’s director of energy innovation.

“We asked our customers,” she notes. “The customers want solar.”

Installers could second that.

“Our forecast is 100 percent growth over last year,” says Gary Held, Harmon Solar sales and marketing manager. “And last year was the biggest year we ever had on the commercial side.”

But that’s from the perspective of the companies that purchase and distribute solar energy.

While solar demand remains strong, supply is growing faster as solar producers and manufacturers ramp up, boosting competition and sending prices plummeting, Lockwood says.

The growing global glut in solar manufacturers is squeezing the industry from that perspective, she says, as evident by First Solar’s slowdown and some companies folding.

Lockwood predicts prices will stabilize in 2012, and solar supply and demand will reach equilibrium.

Brokerage
Nobody has a handle on the intricacies of the local commercial real estate industry like the brokers who buy, sell, market and lease properties. Their outlook for 2012 is guardedly upbeat, depending on the type of property and its location.

Phoenix’s overbuilt office market remains too over-supplied for new development, says Craig Henig, CBRE senior managing director.

In 2011, 1.8 MSF of office space was absorbed, dropping the vacancy rate to 25.5%, Henig adds.

And overall there was 5.9 MSF of “gross activity,” as plummeting rents prompted tenants to move to classier digs.

Most of the Valley’s Class A offices filled up in 2011, and Class B and C space could see an occupancy boost in 2012, whittling away at the surplus supply, says Chris Jantz, Cassidy Turley/BRE Commercial vice president of research.

But neither Henig or Jantz envision a big drop in overall office vacancy this year.

Empty industrial space was gobbled up in 2011, and that could spur development, Jantz says, but new properties likely won’t come online until 2013.

Retail real estate has been the big laggard throughout the recession, and while Henig doesn’t expect much overall absorption in 2012, he foresees “musical chairs” as retailers reexamine their footprints based on recent consumer trends. For example, the surge in online sales may result in smaller, or at least different, brick-and-mortar space usage and bigger warehousing needs.

Henig also predicts that Phoenix area retailers will take advantage of still-sinking rents to move into better locations in 2012.

Tucson’s prospects are rosy.

“All signals are pointing up for Tucson in 2012,” says CBRE Tucson managing director Tim Prouty. “Our vacancies have improved. We see a positive absorption in industrial certainly, office probably, and some improvement in retail as well.”

A recent University of Arizona study predicting 2.35% average job growth in Tucson for the next five years — a boost of more than 52,000 jobs overall — is nurturing Prouty’s confidence.

And Tucson’s successful wooing of biotech businesses, such as Roche Group’s planned major expansion, “will be a big story in 2012,” Prouty says.

Land
After bottoming in 2009, land sales nationally picked up modestly in 2012 and remained level in 2011, according to Grubb & Ellis.

Through 3Q 2011, land sales were just about even with the same period in 2012 at $13.6B, but the sales mix was different. Through 3Q 2011, industrial land sales were up 133% as the industrial leasing and user-sale market improved to the point where developers began ramping up for the next expansion cycle.

In 2012, according to Grubb & Ellis, expect a modest increase inland sales led by development sites for multi-family projects and distribution centers, which are further along the recovery cycle.

Key concerns
While all the players envision a slight, if spotty, up tick in Arizona’s commercial real estate market, they say job growth and the global economy are key concerns determining 2012′s prospects.

A couple of local legislative issues also factor into the mix, says Nick Wood of Snell & Wilmer.

Tax assessments paid in arrears for commercial structures built in the mid-2000s that experienced severely plunging values in recent years could hamper sales and renovations of languishing real estate, Wood says.

“If you look at values for 2007, some offices have lost 60% to 70% of their value, and there hasn’t been a corresponding reduction in taxes,” Wood says.

And recent revisions to government property lease excise tax (GPLET) rates for new commercial structures can act as a deterrent to economic development, especially in downtown areas, he says.

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

Dr. Quiet with a breast cancer patient - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Never Quiet On Cancer Care: Center To Focus Breast Cancer

Valley doctor creates first center to focus exclusively on women fighting breast cancer

Dr. Coral Quiet is anything but … quiet, that is. This busy mother of two has been one of the loudest voices in Arizona’s war against breast cancer for more than two decades.

“When I moved to Arizona in the early-1990s, I was horrified to learn that not only were there ZERO breast cancer-only specialists, but that nearly 80 percent of breast cancer patients in Arizona were being treated with mastectomies, a number exponentially higher than the national average,” said Quiet.

A mastectomy, which is the complete surgical removal of the breast and necessary in aggressive cases, is disfiguring to a woman.

Determined to make a difference, Quiet began focusing her care here in the Valley solely on breast cancer treatment, research and education. While touching the lives of women one-at-a- time was making a difference, by the late 1990s she wanted to do more.

So, in 1998, she co-founded the Arizona Institute for Breast Health with Dr. Belinda Barclay-White, which offers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer a second opinion, free of charge.

Quiet tirelessly works to bring a volunteer team of physicians and medical professionals whose specialties include breast radiology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, and breast pathology into one room each week to evaluate the best medical and surgical options for the preservation of a woman’s life, body and emotional well-being.

But she didn’t stop there.

In 1999, Quiet attended an international breast cancer conference and had the chance to meet Dr. Robert Kuske, who was presenting early results of his new treatment for breast cancer called Brachytherapy, an accelerated five-day treatment for selected patients with early stage breast cancer that treats a much smaller volume of breast and other tissues and avoids treating the breast skin with radiation.

Never one to bother with “Quiet” time, she not only introduced brachytherapy in Arizona in the early 2000s, but she eventually convinced Kuske to come and practice in Arizona as well.

Over the next several years, she helped to pioneer the Mammosite catheter for FDA studies and pioneered a new device, SAVI, which is able to treat many more women with early stage breast cancer while avoiding high doses of radiation to skin and ribs. She also took time out to act as a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, lecturing and volunteering for the organization where she could.

As the number of women getting mastectomies declined, and those choosing body and breast-conserving treatments like brachytherapy and SAVI skyrocketed, Dr. Quiet decided to make even more noise.

Determined to provide the same level of customized care to non-breast cancer patients, Quiet and Kuske also developed a secondary practice, Arizona Radiation Oncology Specialists, with the goal of partnering cancer experts statewide with cutting-edge cancer technologies to maximize patient care. With the help of new partners, they have opened three Arizona Radiation Oncology Specialists centers in the past three years, while investing in technologies new to the Southwest.

“I’ll get my quiet time when I’m dead,” said Dr. Quiet. “Today, the fight continues in the war against cancer – a war we will win.”

Arizona Business Magazine March/April 2012

Bill Molloy

After Hours: Bill Molloy Of Ensemble DevMan

Bill Molloy
Managing Director, Ensemble DevMan of Arizona Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Attended Cornell University, where he received B.A. in 1972; and MBA and MHA in 1974. Founded the DevMan Company, a medical and healthcare real estate brokerage firm, in 1981; merged his company with Ensemble Real Estate in 2008.

Accomplishments
Being a member of Cornell’s 1971 NCAA championship lacrosse team and completing more than 20 marathons, including Boston and New York.

Responsibilities
Bill Molloy leads the company’s brokerage operations in five states and is responsible for various aspects of new business development.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
Competing with my border collies in the sport of dog agility. I have won the North American dog agility competition and qualified and competed in more than half a dozen national championship events. When my youngest dog, Cork, is not competing, she volunteers for a local hospice as a therapy dog.

Favorites
SPORTS TEAMS: Arizona Cardinals
ACTIVITIES/ DESTINATIONS: Anything outdoors. Some of his favorite moments include climbing the Grand Tetons and Mt. Rainier, cross-country skiing around Mt. McKinley in winter, and rafting the Grand Canyon.

Advice
RECEIVED: It’s not the places you see … it’s the people you get to know.
TO SHARE: Find a speciality area such as retail, office, land, and focus on it.

For more information on Bill Molloy and Ensemble DevMan of Arizona (now named Ensemble Real Estate Solutions), visit Ensemble DevMan’s website at ensemblere.com.

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

Construction Project News

Construction Project News March/April 2012

March/April 2012 List of Construction Project News in Arizona, starting with Allred Company’s second phase of construction of Allred Park Place.

NEW CLASS A OFFICE BUILDING TO RISE IN CHANDLER

San Diego-based Douglas Allred Company plans for the second phase of Allred Park Place with construction of a 92,109 SF, 2-story office building in Chandler. The project, which broke ground at the end of January, is the first speculative office construction to take place in the greater Phoenix area since 3Q 2009. Mark Krison and Scott German of CBRE’s Phoenix office will handle leasing of the Class A office building. The CBRE team also has the marketing assignment for Allred Park Place Phase I, three Class A office buildings totaling 261,860 SF, of which 52,742 SF is available. Balmer Architectural Group of Phoenix is the architect; Willmeng Construction of Mesa is the general contractor. Expected completion is 4Q 2012. Future plans for Allred Park Place include construction of several additional office buildings, which will eventually exceed 1 MSF.

NEW PHOENIX FBI OFFICE BUILDING OPENS ITS DOORS

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and commercial builder/developer Ryan Companies US, Inc. officially opened the 210,202 SF facility that Phoenix-based FBI personnel will call home for the next 20 years. The facility at 21711 N. 7th St. is built and owned by Ryan Companies and replaces the FBI’s four previous Phoenix locations, allowing expansion and consolidation of agency operations and personnel through a long-term lease agreement. The project created more than 1,500 construction jobs and was completed within more than 500,000 “safe man” hours. The GSA required that the facility achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Ryan Companies used Energy Savings Performance utility agreements to achieve, maintain and/or exceed Energy Star benchmarks.

KITCHELL, ORCUTT | WINSLOW TO CONSTRUCT NEW PATIENT TOWER

Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow have been selected to design and construct a new patient tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health. The $125M project will expand capacity, enhance key service lines, and drive new office and medical development in the East Valley. The 5-story inpatient tower is anticipated to remove capacity constraints with the addition of 96 in-patient beds. Site work began last December with vertical construction of the tower scheduled to begin in 4Q 2012. At the peak of construction, it is estimated that the project will have a workforce of more than 200. It is expected to be complete by 3Q 2014. The patient tower follows a recently completed $10M cardiovascular department expansion, also built by the team of Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow, including two cardiac catheterization laboratories, an additional nine-bed pre/post cardiac short stay unit and ancillary support infrastructure.

CHICAGO CUBS’ SPRING TRAINING FACILITY UPDATE

With the spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs scheduled for completion in 3Q 2013, there is much speculation about what the stadium will look like and how the new general manager of the Cubs will make his mark. Last October, Jed Hoyer was named GM of the Cubs. As his new role, Hoyer will have a “tremendous amount of impact in the design of the facility,” says Bob Hart, vice president of Hunt Construction, the project’s general contractor. (Populous is the architect). As for design of the stadium, there is no word on whether the facility and its surrounding area will have similarities to Wrigley Field or Wrigleyville. “The conceptual design has not yet been determined,” Hart says. “We are expecting the bulk of the design to start in the near future and will last (until) the middle of 2012.” One major decision that has been made regarding the new stadium is that the Arizona State University baseball team will be entering in a contract with the City of Mesa to share the facility with the Cubs. ASU and the Cubs plan to begin play there in 1Q 2014.

SRP, SUNPOWER TO BUILD SOLAR PLANT ON ASU POLY CAMPUS

SRP, ASU and SunPower Corp. have agreed to build a 1MW solar photovoltaic power plant at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The facility will be the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun’s power seven times designed to achieve the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar power plants. SunPower is engineering and building the plant on the SEC of the Polytechnic campus. Under a purchase-power agreement, SRP will buy the entire output of the solar plant, and in a separate agreement, ASU will purchase all of the energy attributable to the plant for its use at the campus. Construction is contingent on a number of factors, including receipt of all applicable permits.

$12M VETERANS INITIATIVE APARTMENTS BREAK GROUND

Madison Pointe Apartments, a $12M, 79,785 SF housing project designed to give veteran residents convenient access to medical care and veteran services, broke ground in February at 4134 N. 9th St. in Phoenix. Developer is the NRP Group; general contractor is NRP Contractors LLC; and architect is Todd & Associates. Colliers International will provide brokerage services. The project was financed with funds from Bank of America, the Arizona Department of Housing, and the City of Phoenix. Madison Pointe will be a short walk to the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Vietnam Veterans of American and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Estimated completion is 4Q 2012.

DPR, WINSLOW | ORCUTT TEAM UP FOR HOSPITAL LOBBY RENOVATION

The lobby at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is undergoing a $4M renovation project with DPR Construction as the general contractor. Architect for the 12,840 SF renovation is Orcutt | Winslow. The project consists of exterior and interior renovation and expansion of the existing main entrance and lobby. The area will include a welcome/greeting desk, admitting office, gift shop, new coffee bar, for service area, along with an indoor/outdoor meditation area. Expected completion is 2Q 2013.

MCCARTHY COMPLETES 17MW SOLAR STATION FOR APS

McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the $14.3M, 145-acre APS Cotton Center Solar Station in Gila Bend. The project involved installation of the largest photovoltaic system in Arizona. It included a racking system, modules and electrical system for the 17MW facility. Subcontractors included Blount Contracting, Buesing Corp., Schuff Steel, Ironco and Delta Diversified.

Find out more on the above construction project news at the following links.

Douglas Allred Company – www.douglasallredco.com
Ryan Companies US, Inc. – www.ryancompanies.com
Kitchell – www.kitchell.com
Orcutt | Winslow – www.owp.com
Hunt Construction – www.huntconstructiongroup.com
SunPower Corp. – us.sunpowercorp.com
NRP Group – www.nrpgroup.com
DPR Construction – www.dpr.com
McCarthy Building Companies – www.mccarthy.com

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The Healthcare Issue

Michael Gossie profileGrowing up as the older brother to one sister with mental disabilities and another who passed away far too early, I spent way too much time in hospitals when I would have rather been doing ANYTHING other than waiting for my sisters to see yet another doctor. What I did
accomplish, though, was gaining a tremendous amount of respect for the men and women who devote their lives to making our lives better.

So it’s only natural that our healthcare issue, where Arizona Business Magazine honors the
recipients of our Healthcare Leadership Awards, is very dear to my heart. This year, a year in which our state turns 100 and the Maricopa Medical Society turns 120, it’s only fitting that the Healthcare Leadership Awards bestows its first Lifetime Achievement Award.

Inside this issue, you can read about David Lincoln — whose family name is synonymous with healthcare and philanthropy in the Valley — and the exceptional men, women and institutions who earned Healthcare Leadership Awards. They lead an amazing field of extraordinary
and accomplished candidates.

The last place most of us want to be is at a hospital. But knowing there are exceptional professionals like our Healthcare Leadership Award winners eases the pain.

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Michael Gossie, managing editor

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Real Estate Outlook

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012: Real Estate Outlook

March/April 2012:

2012 Real Estate Outlook

In this issue, AZRE taps key players from a variety of real estate-related disciplines and asks them to check their crystal balls and predict whether commercial real estate will soar, slump or stagnate in 2012. You’ll also find the winners and honorable mentions of the prestigious 7th Annual RED Awards. In addition, AZRE begins its coverage of Valley Partnership’s 25th anniversary with a roundtable discussion of federal issues that affect development in Arizona. Our annual “Construction in Indian Country” profile examines how Native American communities are building and investing in retail projects.

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HCL Awards 2012 - David Lincoln

HCL Awards 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award, David Lincoln And The Lincoln Family


Lifetime Achievement Award

David Lincoln And The Lincoln Family

HCL Awards 2012 - Joan and David LincolnDavid Lincoln and the Lincoln family are more than the namesake of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, with its two hospitals, multiple physician practices, and community services programs, which include a children’s dental clinic, a food bank and a community health clinic. The Lincoln family has nurtured an organization that grew out of a church mission to help Sunnyslope’s neediest residents in the 1930s into today’s locally owned, not-for-profit health care network.

For more than 45 years, David Lincoln has worked diligently to preserve and perpetuate the community healthcare philanthropic legacy of his parents, John C. and Helen Lincoln, and to create his own legacy that is being passed on to his adult children and grandchildren.

David Lincoln has been on the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Board for 33 years and recently became an emeritus board member of the John C. Lincoln Health Network board, marking 45 years of service there. Now in his 80s, he continues to take his day-to-day board responsibilities seriously, reading every document and offering sound advice and wisdom on the future of the Network. He walked with the John C. Lincoln team in the October Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and he and other family members attend fund-raising events and other hospital events as well.

The Lincoln family’s unparalleled financial commitment to healthcare in the Valley continued in 2011, when they donated $4 million to renovate the lobby of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, which was built in the 1950s.

Employees of the John C. Lincoln Health Network take pride in a family that continues to take interest and care in their achievements and in the health of the community. More importantly, David Lincoln and his family continue to set the tone for the Network’s ethical practice. At a time when hospitals face intense financial pressures in caring for patients, there was no question about whether the Network would continue to respond to the broader needs of the community through its food bank and other community services.

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HCL Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

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HCL Awards 2012 - Julie Robbins

HCL Awards 2012: Researcher, Julie Robbins


Researcher

Julie Robbins

Battelle

HCL Awards 2012 - Julie RobbinsJulie Robbins, who has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years, is responsible for coordinating many Arizona research projects and educational seminars. In her position with Battelle, Robbins works as a research scientist, working closely with the Arizona Biomedical Research Consortium. Some of Robbins’ projects in 2011 included:

1. Arizona Public Cord Blood Banking Project. This project gave Arizona families the opportunity to store core blood in a public cord blood bank, which is the only one of its kind in Arizona. Participating hospitals include St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System and Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

2. Arizona Virtual Bio-specimen Repository. This monumental project will allow researchers to share bio-specimens via a proprietary online platform. The repository will allow hospitals and researchers easier and faster access to critical bio-specimen samples. This pivotal project will keep Arizona on the forefront of biomedical research innovation.

3. Robbins has also created seminars to assist healthcare professionals in keeping their medical licenses current. The most recent seminar she put together was a two-day grant writing and research skills workshop.

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Finalist

Dennis Crandall

Sonoran Spine Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Dennis CrandallIn 2000, Crandall founded the Sonoran Spine Research and education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds college scholarships for students with spinal deformities, spinal research projects, and educational seminars such as the annual Arizona Spine and Scoliosis Symposium and Fund Raiser for the National Scoliosis Association. Crandall has developed a new spinal instrumentation system that solves certain difficult spinal deformity problems which are not correctable with other technology. The challenge and gratification of alleviating pain and restoring function in patients with complex spinal disorders in what made Crandall choose his medical specialty.

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Finalist

Dr. Robert Kuske

Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists

HCL Awards 2012 - Robert KuskeKuske is the co-founder/medical director of Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists as well as its chief research officer. He and his partner founded ABCs in 2008 and have grown the practice into 50+ employees, three offices and seven practicing doctors in four short years. Today, he is co-principal investigator in the largest breast cancer radiation trial in history. His trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, is testing head-to-head six-week whole breast radiation versus five-day partial breast irradiation. Targeted to a randomized 4,300 women, Kuske is within a year of finishing the trial, and believes the results will cause a major shift in how breast cancer patients will be treated.

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HCL Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. David Jacofsky

HCL Awards 2012: Surgeon, Dr. David Jacofsky


Surgeon

Dr. David Jacofsky

The CORE Institute

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. David JacofskyDr. David Jacofsky takes a multi-pronged approach to orthopedic research, which gives him the opportunity to study devices and drugs from the bench top to the bedside. In a few short years, he has developed a Division of Research and Development and partnership with The Sun Health Research Institute, whose projects are studying total knee replacement devices; ways to improve hip fracture implants; improved methods of fracture treatment; and release of antibiotics from implants in an attempt to reduce the risk of post-operative infections.  With his leadership, this collaborative contribution in biomechanics, clinical research programs, and motion analysis (which uses state-of-the-art equipment to analyze human movement) has contributed enormously to the care of orthopedic conditions.

In addition, surgeons and researchers at The CORE Institute are working with both large and very small companies to help them create and improve products for patient care.  The CORE Institute has developed and patented products of its own to either license or sell to industry. This demonstrates Jacofsky’s continuous effort to work with local, regional and international partnerships within private orthopedic companies as well as research institutions. His focus brings greater economic development opportunities to Arizona.

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Finalist

John J. Nigro, MD

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

HCL Awards 2012 - John J. Nigro, MDNigro exemplifies the values of leadership and knowledge in a population of children who live with congenital heart defects. He is the division chief of cardiothoracic surgery and program director of transplant at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Nigro has been active in the healthcare field for more than 20 years and served as the director of the Congenital Heart Center at Saint Joseph’s Hospital Medical Center for seven years. He devotes his time to the American Heart Association, Heart Center board and assisted in the initiation of the Heart Lung Transplant program for St. Joseph’s in 2010.

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Finalist

Dr. Marc Matthews

Maricopa Integrated Health System

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Marc MatthewsIn the story of Arizona’s Burn Center, Matthews is a name to remember. In addition to working 18 years in surgery with Maricopa Medical Center and Arizona’s largest burn center, Matthews is a lieutenant colonel with the 161st Air Refueling Medical Group, US Air Force. He served as a trauma surgeon at the Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan for three months, where his war zone experiences included operating on children and soldiers alike. Matthews is a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as well as a speaker for Drug Free AZ.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

HCL Awards 2012: Insurance Provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona


Insurance Provider

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

HCL Awards 2012 - Blue Cross Blue ShieldBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which consists of 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, covering nearly one-third of all Americans. The not-for-profit company provides health insurance products, services or networks to more than 1 million individuals in Arizona.

BCBSAZ is continuously looking for ways to the improve quality of life for all Arizonans, while controlling rising healthcare costs. The company focuses on providing the best value in health insurance by automating processes, streamlining business operations and implementing continuous operational improvement activities. In partnership with physicians, BCBSAZ also helps customers manage complex conditions and provides ongoing education that enables them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

BCBSAZ contributed more than $1 million in the Valley of the Sun United Way’s 2010/2011 campaign. BCBSAZ’s cornerstone community program is Walk On!, which is the first step in helping to reduce the incidence of obesity among children in the state of Arizona. Walk On! is a grassroots program that challenges fifth-graders to be physically active every day during a given period of time. Walk On! also has become a model program for Blue plans nationwide.

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Finalist

Bret Morris

Health Net of Arizona, Inc.

HCL Awards 2012 - Bret MorrisMorris is focused on providing health care solutions to the people of Arizona ‚Äî offering products that consumers can afford. The company has grown by 45 percent in his first year as president. Health Net ExcelCare – the state’s first tailored HMO product that provides an affordable health care option for employers and employees – was launched during Morris’ first year. Morris also champions charities. Health Net of Arizona, Inc. donated $10,000 to the Tucson Tragedy Fund and Health Net of Arizona associates support numerous non-profit organizations with their time, talent and financial giving.

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Finalist

Helene Gingiss

Solutions 4 Seniors

HCL Awards 2012 - Helene GingissGingiss, president of Solutions 4 Seniors, has helped thousands of seniors locate the appropriate insurance and has lifted the bar on being a medical insurance advisor. Gingiss has developed a consulting approach to Medicare education and has helped SCAN Health Plan become the fastest-growing HMO in Arizona. In her five years as a medical advisor, Gingiss has proven that she is committed to helping seniors secure the most cost-effective medical insurance possible with integrity, impeccable customer service, and professionalism.


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HCL Awards 2012 - Ruth Rimmer, PhD

HCL Awards 2012: Community Outreach, Ruth Rimmer, PhD


Community Outreach

Ruth Rimmer, PhD

Maricopa Integrated Health System

HCL Awards 2012 - Ruth RimmerRuth Rimmer, director of psychosocial and prevention research for the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center, has developed evidence-based prevention programs designed to improve delivery of scald, burn prevention, and fire safety education to children and families in Arizona. She has made a major contribution to the literature available regarding psychosocial problems that are related to burn injuries. She has written five fire prevention books and provided more than 80,000 books and fire safety flash cards in both English and Spanish to children and their families, reaching from Flagstaff to Nogales.

When Rimmer’s research revealed that 65 percent of the children admitted to the burn center were Hispanic, she conducted early morning, evening and weekend focus groups in Hispanic neighborhoods to gain a better understanding of the problem. She then incorporated her findings into prevention strategies.

Rimmer also volunteered to develop a comprehensive classroom burn prevention and fire safety course that meets Arizona standards. The curriculum – a 70-page program that Rimmer distributes to teachers on a CD during training – allows teachers to instruct students about life-saving injury prevention, while still meeting their classroom goals.

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Finalist

Blue Cross Blue Shield

HCL Awards 2012 - Blue Cross Blue ShieldEvery year, BCBSAZ supports many charities and organizations through contributions – BCBSAZ contributed more than $1 million to the Valley of the Sun United Way in 2011 – talents and resources of the company’s employees. Corporate giving is focused in the areas of arts and cultural programs; economic development and civic initiatives; youth and education; and health, wellness and human services initiatives. The Green Schoolhouse Series is a perfect example of how BCBSAZ gives back. As a sponsor of the green gardens and wellness classrooms, BCBSAZ hopes to positively impact students by replicating this program at more and more schools throughout Arizona.

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Finalist

Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH)

HCL Awards 2012 - Arizona Institute for Breast Health“What’s your insurance?” Not the first words you want to hear when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. And AIBH, the only organization of its kind in the nation, is doing something about it. AIBH has a 20-member volunteer team of physicians and medical professionals whose specialties include breast radiology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, and breast pathology. This team evaluates the best medical and surgical options for the preservation of a woman’s life, body and emotional well-being, and continued quality of her life. And they offer a second opinion – free of charge.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Brian Shelley

HCL Awards 2012: Manager, Brian Shelley


Manager

Brian Shelley

Banner Del E. Webb

HCL Awards 2012 - Brian ShelleyAs respiratory manager, Brian Shelley is responsible for a staff of 44 and the day-to-day operations of the cardiopulmonary department. Shelley developed and wrote a computer program that tells the staff how many therapists will be needed and how many treatments each therapist will provide.

Shelley was also responsible for bringing the first neonatal mechanical ventilator into Del E. Webb’s nursery. The device has been used three times and has allowed the baby to stay with the mother in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) without having to be transported out.

Shelley also created a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line) and central line insertion team. This team is responsible for all invasive lines inserted from IVs to central lines. The team maintains all lines, documents and discharges all lines. Sepsis and central line initiatives are graded among Banner facilities, and Shelley’s team has been recognized as Best in Banner.

Most impressively, in a time when most hospitals are cutting back, Shelley created 17 new jobs in his department while exceeding budget goals and productivity expectations. He also raised more than $83,000 for the hospital’s Better Together campaign.

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Finalist

Mark Kharoufeh

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Mark KharoufehAs director of inpatient services, Kharoufeh is a nursing professional who puts the patient at the center of every decision. In his leadership role at CTCA, Kharoufeh has effectively overseen many strategic initiatives to streamline the delivery of care while maintaining the highest safety and customer service standards. During his tenure, the staff has tripled in size in all three of his units. Kharoufeh responded by analyzing the needs of both his staff and his patients, resulting in the development of a house supervisor role, a cross-training program, nurse education program and an in-depth orientation process that includes an unprecedented six months of preceptorship.

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Finalist

Karen Richards

SCAN Health Plan Arizona

HCL Awards 2012 - Karen RichardsRichards manages SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s Senior Connections Resource Center in Phoenix, as well as its community outreach programs, many of which she helped develop to target seniors, caregivers and anyone else who interacts with seniors. She manages to accomplish much with just three staff members. Richards maintains an ongoing schedule of classes, workshops and presentations throughout the community, most of which are free. She helped launch SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s “Classroom in the Community” initiative, which delivers more than a dozen free, hour-long workshops at locations throughout the county.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Arizona Institute for Breast Health

HCL Awards 2012: Institution Or Educational Program, Arizona Institute For Breast Health


Institution Or Educational Program

Arizona Institute For Breast Health

Arizona Institute for Breast Health was formed in 1998 by local breast cancer experts Drs. Coral Quiet and Belinda Barclay-White. Their focus was to offer women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer a second opinion, completely free of charge. There is no other non-profit organization in the country doing this. AIBH has created an unparalleled synergy between medical professionals, patients and their families to provide information, education, resources, hope and peace of mind.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is overwhelming, and the realization is difficult to comprehend. But knowledge is power. AIBH seeks to inform and educate so that patients are empowered in their battle against breast cancer. To date, AIBH has worked with thousands of women and their families – and not only to provide second opinions. In fact, they also provide free support, resources, fitness and nutrition advice and more.
More specifically, when Dr. Quiet came to Arizona, 80 percent of women with breast cancer were treated with mastectomy. Now that women have the knowledge to know their options, that number is only 40 percent. Breast conservation has skyrocketed since the organization began educating the community and women diagnosed about all of their options.

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Finalist

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

HCL Awards 2012 - United Cerebral PalsySince 1952, UCP has served and educated individuals and families faced with various disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and autism. Based in Arizona, UCP team members make efforts to directly reach out – despite a family’s location – with the purpose of addressing each person’s needs. UCP offers an innovative early learning center intended to blend children with and without disabilities in order for them to teach and learn from each other in an educational setting. In 2011, UCP united with the Ballet Academy of Arizona to produce a unique ballet performance predominantly cast with children with disabilities.

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Finalist

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Injury Prevention Center’s Educational Mobile App

HCL Awards 2012 - Phoenix Children's HospitalIn 2010, 71 percent of child deaths caused by car crashes involved a child that was improperly or not restrained. Phoenix Children’s Hospital generated another innovative step to merge the importance of healthcare with the convenience of technology. The “Car Seat Helper” application for mobile phones provides recipients with assistance in selecting the safest car seat for a child. The app was launched in October 2011 to improve child passenger safety and was named “app of the month” by ANSCA Mobile. With recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Car Seat Helper” can help reduce the number of child deaths and injuries in Arizona.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Jean Reynolds

HCL Awards 2012: Volunteer, Jean Reynolds


Volunteer

Jean Reynolds

Cancer Treatment Centers of America H.O.P.E. Team Pet Therapy

HCL Awards 2012 - Jean ReynoldsWet nose. Hairy body. Drooling. Panting. Not exactly words you would typically use to describe an ideal hospital volunteer. But when Nelli, a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd wakes up in the morning, she knows she has important work to do as part of CTCA’s pet therapy program. Jean Reynolds created the program in 2008 and now has eight teams – all certified through the Delta Society for animal assisted therapy – volunteering at the hospital.

Reynolds developed the program out of her sincere desire to give back to the community with the help of her therapy dog, Nelli. She relentlessly labored to expand the program, has spent countless hours recruiting and training other pet therapy team, all while managing the nonprofit organization and continuing hospital visits with Nelli.
According to CTCA volunteer coordinator Jennifer Kehren, the H.O.P.E. Team Pet Therapy program has a profound impact on cancer patients and their loved ones. As she explains it, their faces light up when the dogs come to visit. A patient can be having a mad day, but suddenly they are laughing and smiling when their furry friends comes to play.

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Finalist

Ronald J. Sell, M.D.

Hope Community Health Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Ronald SellSell has been the medical director for HCHC since April 1, 2011. He is responsible for overseeing the medical care for approximately 1,000 patients seen at a community medical clinic that serves uninsured patients. Sell personally sees about 30 patients each week, while directing the activities of approximately 20 other volunteers, including two other volunteer physicians. Sell has worked tirelessly as a volunteer in the community, providing medical care for indigent, undocumented and unemployed people who could not otherwise afford even basic health care. He has recruited other physicians and ancillary service providers to provide free or low-cost medical services.

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Finalist

Phyllis Gormley

La Paz Regional Hospital

HCL Awards 2012 - Phyllis GormleyGormley, 92, has held many positions with the hospital’s auxiliary – president, fund raising and development, scholarships and more. She has worked in the gift shop and helped in administration. In 2005, at the age of 85, Gormley headlined the hospital’s “Hey, Seniors – Get Pumped” newsletter about physical fitness and aging. Gormey was – and still is – a model of physical fitness. She continued to waterski until age 87, using a wetsuit so she could continue into the winter months. She credits walking and sports – along with her volunteer activities – with keeping her mentally and physically fit.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Anne McNamara

HCL Awards 2012: Nursing Advocate, Dr. Anne McNamara


Nursing Advocate

Dr. Anne McNamara

Grand Canyon University

HCL Awards 2012 - Anne McNamaraDr. Anne McNamara is dean and professor in the College of Nursing at Grand Canyon University. She is the department head for 57 faculty and staff members and is responsible for oversight of six Arizona sites, as well as GCU’s nursing program in New Mexico. There are more than 700 traditional pre-licensure BSN students, 2,700 RN-BSN students, and 1,330 MSN students currently enrolled in GCU’s nursing programs.

Under McNamara’s leadership, GCU’s College of Nursing graduates have been actively recruited by Arizona’s leading healthcare providers. Hospitals and physicians’ offices value the direct and immediate applicability of GCU’s College of Nursing’s core curriculum. McNamara encourages students to examine what they’ve learned, determine its relevance, and see how the knowledge can be incorporated into their role as a nurse. As a result of her efforts, GCU recently opened a state-of-the-art simulation lab that provides students with hands-on experience, which is highly valued by employers and has proven to decrease the occurrence of medical errors.

Outside of her role as an educator, McNamara and her students, faculty and staff contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to the community each year through GCU’s Canyon Cares Initiative.

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Vicki Doctor

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Vicki DoctorBeginning a career in oncology 15 years ago, Doctor now serves as the Survivorship Support Care Manager for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Her responsibilities include informing patients of potential treatments and creating wellness plans that are tailored to patients’ specific needs. Doctor’s experience and dedication to oncology led to her selection as the CTCA’s first clinic manager, and in 2011 she became the care manager. Doctor also participates in several cancer awareness groups and events, such as American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Gateway for Cancer Research, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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Finalist

Beth Rumac

St. Joseph’s and Phoenix Children’s Hospital

HCL Awards 2012 - Beth RumackRumack works as CHIEF (Congenital Heart Infant Evaluation and Follow-up) program administrator as a pediatric cardiologist nurse practitioner. She contributes to a 24-hour help hotline, at times being the only nurse available. While devoting long hours to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rumack developed a combined assistance program for children with congenital heart defects (CHD). This idea will bring together CHD networks to aid families of children with heart defects. In addition to daily labors at the hospital, Rumack spends her time working with several non-profit organizations designed to research, raise funds for research, and assist children with CHDs.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Stephen Pophal

HCL Awards 2012: Physician, Dr. Stephen Pophal

 


Physician

Dr. Stephen Pophal

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Stephen PophalDr. Stephen Pophal is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in the care of children with complex congenital heart defects. His medical vision has built programs that provide a continuum of care through advanced comprehensive heart programs that are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of children and their families. In addition, Pophal’s leadership as division chief of pediatric cardiology for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center inspires and guides his team of 30 to go above and beyond to provide comprehensive family-centered cardiac care.

Pophal directly oversaw the medical care of the valley’s first infant heart transplant, a patient he continues to care for today. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing the only neonatal/pediatric heart failure/transplantation treatment program in Arizona. Approximately 10-15 Arizona children require heart transplants each year. Before Pophal helped create the local program, families had to relocate to obtain life-saving medical services. The transplantation program allows these families to remain in Arizona with their existing support network while experiencing an emotionally and stressful situation. This effort has improved local access to care, saved lives, kept families together, helped control healthcare costs, and helped keep Arizona healthcare dollars in Arizona.

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Finalist

Dr. Alan Pitt

Southwest Neuroimaging

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Alan PittA neuroradiologist for 11 years, Pitt is committed in his search for ways to enable the continuum of care with sustainable business models. Pitt’s duties include imaging interpretation and serving as co-director of the Interventional Spine Service. He is currently involved in building S2dents and participates in other non-profits such as Phoenix Country Day School and Homeward Bound. Dr. Pitt’s credentials and service earned him teacher of the year in Neuroradiology in 2008, as well as the GreenLight Award for Innovation that researches a solution involving social networking for patient satisfaction and follow-up.

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Finalist

Dr. Gino Tutera

SottoPelle, Inc.

HCL Awards 2012 - Dr. Gino TuteraTutera is an OB/GYN who specialized in PMS, menopause and other hormonal imbalance health issues. He is now the Medical Director of SottoPelle, Inc. as of 2000. With more than 30 years of experience in the medical profession, Tutera is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). He opened an out-of-state PMS clinic in 1982 and introduced this therapy clinic to Arizona a few years ago. Additional accomplishments include his extensive research and documentation of breast cancer and a book, which he authored, discussing various issues that coincide with aging.


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HCL Awards 2012 - Rhonda Anderson

HCL Awards 2012: Hospital Executive, Rhonda Anderson


Hospital Executive

Rhonda Anderson

Cardon Children’s Medical Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Rhonda AndersonAs CEO of Banner Health’s Cardon Children’s Medical Center, Rhonda Anderson is the epitome of a “hands-on” CEO. She makes it a priority every day to visit patients and their families to ensure that their stay at Cardon is as positive an experience as it can be. Anderson was instrumental in the planning, development and construction of the $350 million facility that opened in 2009 on the Banner Desert Regional Medical Center campus in Mesa. Before the facility was built, there was not enough adequate pediatric care in the East Valley for the number of children needing attention. Families had to travel to Phoenix or out of state to get the best care possible. Under Anderson’s leadership, Cardon was built “Through the Eyes of a Child,” which is the medical center’s foundational covenant that ensures the specific needs of the children are at the center of every decision, action and discussion that takes place within the hospital’s walls. Anderson, who is a registered nurse, has been instrumental in recruiting, attracting and convincing some of the nation’s top pediatric specialists to relocate and join the staff at Cardon.

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Finalist

Susan Zook

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Susan ZookWith her extensive background in oncology, CTCA selected Zook to serve on the eight-person Senior Management Team during the development and construction of the Arizona hospital.  Overseeing construction of the facility from a clinical perspective, Zook developed a plan to procure a comprehensive array of the most advanced diagnostic tools and radiation oncology treatments previously unavailable to oncology patients in Arizona. Under Zook’s guidance, CTCA was the first hospital in Arizona to purchase Varian’s Trilogy technology; she led the charge for the hospital’s procurement of Calypso; and spearheaded the hospital’s development of the only BSD 5000 Superficial Hyperthermia program in Arizona.

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Finalist

Chuck Ribbe

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Chuck RibbeA dramatic example of Ribbe’s leadership in maximizing efficiencies is CTCA’s Lean Six Sigma program, which he oversees in his role as CFO. Under his leadership, the program eliminated more than 9,800 hours of patient wait time in 2011 alone. An additional 12,000 hours of non-value added employee time were also eliminated. To date, more than 65 percent of the hospital’s employees have been A3 certified, completing a variety of projects that have greatly improved efficiencies across every department of the hospital. Ribbe is ever vigilant about encouraging employees to uncover tremendous opportunities to increase time savings and decrease cost.

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HCL Awards 2012: Medical Center Or Hospital, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center


Medical Center Or Hospital

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Banner ThunderbirdWhen 2-year-old Caleb Teodorescu was found unconscious at the bottom of a pool, there were fears he would die or suffer permanent brain damage. Thanks to doctors at Banner Thunderbird’s Pediatric Emergency Department, Caleb is alive and showing no signs of disability. Without Thunderbird, Caleb would have lost valuable minutes being transported to a central Phoenix hospital.

Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird’s $290 million expansion project, completed in 2011, represents one of the largest hospital expansion projects ever completed in Arizona. The project has directly led to the creation of several hundred jobs at the expanded facility. More importantly, West Valley residents now have access to a level of care never before available in the region, particularly heart care, medical imaging services, surgical care and pediatric care. The hospital now provides services and has equipment previously only available at hospitals in other parts of the Valley, such as critical care for children who have experienced a near drowning. Having West Valley hospital of this caliber makes the area more attractive to retirees, families with children and potential employers, contributing to a more robust economy. Today, Banner Thunderbird is the largest private employer in Glendale and one of largest in the West Valley.

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Finalist

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Cancer Treatment CenterCancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) embraces the concept of developing individual treatment plans for each patient. The Patient Empowerment Medicine model works to boosts patients’ immune systems, reduce pain and improve quality of life through new drug therapies. CTCA initially began more than 30 years ago but opened in Goodyear in 2008 and has since doubled their patient volume. CTCA not only focuses on patient services, but assists in community projects and non-profit organizations as well. The medical center also sponsors the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Athena Awards that honor women who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishments.

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Finalist

Chandler Regional Medical Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Chandler Regional Medical CenterFor more than 50 years, Chandler Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has served as the largest hospital provider in the East Valley area. CRMC was also the area’s first hospital with advanced cardiovascular services with the opening of the Heart and Vascular Center and first in the West to install a broadband MRI. They were voted “Best Place to Work” among Phoenix metro employers and tiered number one for medium-sized hospitals by Ranking Arizona. CRMC annually co-hosts the Spina Bifida Bike Rally providing free bikes to children with the disease and a Back to School Immunization clinic administering free shots to minors in Chandler.

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HCL Awards 2012 - Tony S. Hashemian, DDS

HCL Awards 2012: Dentist, Tony S. Hashemian, DDS


Dentist

Tony S. Hashemian, DDS

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry &  Oral Health

HCL Awards 2012 - Tony HashemianTony S. Hashemian is currently the assistant dean for Global Oral Health and was the chair of admission committee at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health for three years. In addition to being a practicing dentist, Hashemian has always been involved in improving the quality of dental care and helping make dental care affordable for everyone. In his efforts to help make dental care available to everyone, Hashemian founded Appleton Dental Plan, an Arizona discount dental plan, in 2003. In 2004, he also established the first scholarship given to the Arizona School of Dentistry &  Oral Health students. The Dr. Tony Hashemian Award of Excellence is given to the ASDOH students who obtain the highest score on part one and also on part two of the national examination.
“It is my hope and intention in establishing and providing the awards to build enthusiasm and encourage ASDOH students to excel on the dental board examinations,” Hashemian has said.

Hashemian received a philanthropy award from A.T. Still University in 2007 in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of the university and the community.

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Finalist

Dr. Michael Thompson

Kierland Dental

HCL Awards 2012 - Michael ThompsonThompson has practiced dentistry for 30 years – 25 of those years at his own cosmetic and family dentistry practice in the North Phoenix and Scottsdale area – and has become one of the most respected dentists in Arizona. He is the only dentist in Arizona history to have been honored with two Dental Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awards, which he earned in 2008 and 2010. Community service has always been a big part of his career. He is a volunteer with Lincoln Children’s Dental Clinic, CASS dental clinic for the Homeless, Christina’s Smile and Give Kids-A-Smile programs.

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Finalist

Dr. Stephen Harkins

Stephen J. Harkins DDS & Associates

HCL Awards 2012 - Stephen HarkinsHarkins has been a pioneer in the field of chronic pain management related to jaw dysfunction (TMJ), chronic facial pain, headache/migraine management, bruxism management (tooth grinding, jaw clenching), and nerve pain in the jaw/head/neck unrelated to infection or dental pain. Harkins had the first limited orofacial pain practice in Arizona , which he started in 1980 in Tucson. Harkins has been very active in the treatment of insomnia, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and pain modulated sleep disturbance. Harkins is also involved with treating indigent patients and and improving the lives of those who cannot afford conventional pain management.


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HCL Awards 2012 - Edgar Staren

HCL Awards 2012: Hospital Administrator, Dr. Edgar Staren


Hospital Administrator

Dr. Edgar Staren

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dr. Edgar StarenAs a CEO, surgeon and cancer survivor, Staren is the “triple threat” that cancer fears and patients look to for assistance. As a seven-year cancer survivor and renowned surgical oncologist, Staren not only brings an expert eye to all of his employee and patient responsibilities, he brings a spirit of empathy, compassion and hope that touches everybody he interacts with at CTCA. Staren is often found in employee huddles around the hospital, providing expert insight to CTCA employees and listening to their needs, or discussing the necessity of new technology or a procedure to ensure CTCA physicians offer the highest level of care to patients. However, the role Staren values most – cancer survivor – provides rare insight into CTCA patients’ day-to-day needs. It’s not uncommon to find him discussing the day’s events with patients during his rounds, offering advice when asked or just a sympathetic ear when needed. Staren is more than a CEO. He leads with an expert and empathetic hand and lives CTCA’s mission, vision and values every day in every task to ensure CTCA provides the life-saving care that its patients cannot find anywhere else.

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Finalist

Pam Nenaber

Banner Health

Pam NenaberBesides leading one of the top performing hospitals in the Banner Health system, Nenaber served a critical leadership role during the planning, building and ultimate opening of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, which opened in September 2011. Her leadership also fostered the successful integration of a team of more than 300 highly-specialized employees who now serve the community and its cancer care needs. In addition, Nenaber regularly mentors hospital leaders. Her most recent mentorship success was with a department director who was promoted to associate administrator at a sister Banner Health hospital.

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RED Awards 2012: Best Redevelopment Project, Adelante Healthcare Surprise

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Redevelopment Project was Adelante Healthcare Surprise.


Best Redevelopment Project

Adelante Healthcare Surprise

Developer: One World Development Corp.
Contractor: LGE Design Build
Architect: Cawley Architects
Broker: Medical Office Brokers
Size: 29,096 SF
Location: 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise
Completed: December 2011

Adelante HealthcareA once-vacant project known as Bell Road Plaza, this collection of three frontage retail buildings and one office building was redeveloped and transformed into Adelante Healthcare. In less than nine months, LGE Design Build and Cawley Architects expanded 12,000 SF to accommodate 30,000 SF of contiguous space. The healthcare facility includes 28 exam rooms, specialty waiting rooms, wood look-alike VCT floors and a central break cafe. To maintain energy efficiency, Adelante includes 14 seer HVAC and a 1-inch foam roof to the current building. The project was 100% vacant and being sold through bankruptcy. Thanks to the project’s innovative team, Adelante Healthcare has the capacity and resources to provide medical assistance to the residents of Surprise.

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Honorable Mention

The Q Building at Paradise Valley Community College

Developer: Paradise Valley Community College
Contractor: Jokake
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
Size: 69,700 SF
Location: 18401 N. 32nd St. Phoenix
Completed: January, 2011


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RED Awards 2012 - Devine Legacy

RED Awards 2012: Best Multi-Family Project, Devine Legacy on Central

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Multi-Family Project was Devine Legacy on Central.


Best Multi-Family Project

Devine Legacy on Central

Developer: Native American Connections
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Perlman Architects
Size: 100,340 SF
Location: 4570 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Completed: December, 2011

Devine LegacyDevine Legacy embraces and upholds the Native American culture and encourages the residents of this housing development to do the same. Located on Central Ave., its close proximity to the light rail provides accessible and sustainable transportation. Other nearby amenities include the Native American Community Service Center and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Devine Legacy is comprised of 65 studio, one-, two- and three-room units. The multi-family project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification. Devine Legacy uses outdoor air ventilation, water fixtures, and preserved 31% of energy through recycled materials. Devine Legacy was deemed as an Outstanding Housing Initiative by the Arizona Department of Housing for energy preservation and high-density design.

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Honorable Mention

Phoenix Towers Terrace

Developer: Phoenix Towers Cooperative
Contractor: 180 degrees, Inc.
Architect: colab studio, llc
Size: 2,400 SF
Location: 2201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Completed: January, 2011


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RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

RED Awards 2012 - Limelight Networks

RED Awards 2012: Best Tenant Improvement Project, Limelight Networks

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Tenant Improvement Project was Limelight Networks.


Best Tenant Improvement Project

Limelight Networks

Developer: Vulcan Real Estate
Contractor: Layton Construction
Architect: DAVIS
Broker: Ross Brown Partners
Size: 57,300 SF
Location: 222 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Completed: July, 2011

Limelight NetworkLimelight Networks is a high-tech company that combined several locations into one main facility. As the first tenant in Tempe Gateway, the Limelight team expanded its project to provide for a 24/7 Network Operation Center and 150 SF of office space for each employee. DAVIS and Layton Construction incorporated updated technology and improved floor layouts. The project team observed sustainability techniques such as Greenguard and CRI Green Label Plus Certifications. The carpeted area is 37% reused content and the ceilings contain 85% recycled material. Motion sensors and water conservation were also implemented to promote the value of energy efficiency and progress of Limelight’s tenant improvement.

limelight.com


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Honorable Mention

GAP Fulfillment Center

Developer: N/A
Contractor: Jokake Construction Services
Architect: K&I Architects
Broker: Cushman & Wakefield
Size: 412,000 SF
Location: 2225 S. 75th Ave., Phoenix
Completed: May, 2011


Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

RED Awards 2012 - Ken Elmer

RED Awards 2012: Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales, Ken Elmer Sales

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales was Ken Elmer Sales.


Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales

Ken Elmer Sales

Sales Details: 10 Sales Transactions
$9.3M in value

Ken ElmerKen Elmer began his sales career more than 22 years ago. During that time with Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate, he has closed at least $435M in real estate. In December 1999, he co-founded EBS & Associates until it joined with Commercial Properties Inc. 10 years later. His colleagues recognize Elmer for his extensive work relationships with clients and understanding the buying side of transactions through personal experience. In 2011, Elmer completed more than $9M in sales and his single largest transaction was more than $3M.

linkedin.com/in/kenelmer


Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011