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Best of the Best Awards

Best of the Best Awards 2013

On April 11, the 2013 Best of the Best Awards celebration was held at The Venue Scottsdale where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with.

Congratulations to the 2013 Ranking Arizona Platinum Hall of Fame inductees:

RAZZ’S RESTAURANT

Razzs Restaurant

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: Best fusion/eclectic restaurant
Principal: Razz Kamnitzer, executive chef
Reaction: “It is very special. It means a lot to know that our perseverance paid off and we have great support from our patrons. We couldn’t have done it without our employees and it is gratifying to know our hard work is appreciated.”

 

NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA

National Bank of Arizona

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: Large-size banks
Principal: Keith Maio, president and CEO
Reaction: “On behalf of all NB|AZ employees, I can say that it is an honor to be voted the No. 1 bank in Arizona for the 10th time and to be inducted into the Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame. This recognition serves to validate the hard work and dedication of our employees as they continually strive to deliver financial products and services to our clients, with the highest level of customer service. It reinforces our commitment to give back to the communities in which we live and work through philanthropic, economic development, educational and lending activities that continue to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of Arizonans. And, it confirms our belief that Arizona is a great place to do business.”

 

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA

BCBSAZ

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: PPOs
Principal: Rich Boals, president and CEO
Reaction: “The honor of being named No. 1 in the PPO category for 10 years and being added to the Ranking Arizona Hall of Fame is an accomplishment made possible through the dedication and hard work of the BCBSAZ employees. As an Arizona business since 1939, we’re honored by the award and look forward to serving local communities throughout the state for years to come.”

 

MIDSTATE MECHANICAL

Midstate Mechanical

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: Mechanical contractors, staff of 130 or more
Principal: David Jones, CEO
Reaction: “It is an enormous honor to be recognized for 10 years by our customers and the business community. I am so proud of our employees who day in and day out serve our clients. This honor is a direct reflection of the fantastic job they do every day.”

 

WOOD PATEL & ASSOCIATES

Wood Patel

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: Civil engineer, 14 engineers or more
Principal: Darrel E. Wood, CEO
Reaction: “Wood, Patel & Associates is very proud of our induction into the Hall of Fame based upon our 10th consecutive year of being ranked as the No. 1 civil engineering firm in the state of Arizona. Our team of professionals is humbled by and appreciates the support of our clients in recognizing Wood/Patel. This honor is achieved through the diligence of each team member and establishes a legacy we are proud of and look to sustain as an integral component of our community.”

 

MICHAEL POLLACK INVESTMENTS

Michael Pollack

Category: Retail owner/operator
Principal: Michael A. Pollack, president
Background: Specializing in refurbishing commercial and industrial properties, Michael A. Pollack is one of Arizona’s largest privately held shopping center owners and operators. Pollack’s desire to build pride back into run down communities is a catalyst for many of his real estate ventures with the goal of bringing occupancy rates to 100 percent on finished projects while similar local projects hover around 80 percent or lower.

 

ARIZONA EXTERMINATING

Arizona Exterminating

Photo by Duane Darling

Category: Pest control services
Principal: Bert Putterman, president
Background: Opened in 1936, Arizona Exterminating has flourished by providing quality solutions to Arizona’s unique pest problems. Its commitment to quality service includes the continuous use of new cutting-edge programs, products and technologies. The quality of training and the longevity of its employees is unmatched in the industry.


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Outlook is good for a favorable prediction

Peter MadridIf there’s one thing we like to do, it’s make predictions. And to our benefit, we have experts whose job it is to do exactly that.

We watch the local newscasts and count on meteorologists to provide an accurate weather forecast. We look to our financial advisors to predict the right stocks or mutual funds in which to invest.

The March/April issue of AZRE is all about predictions. It includes our annual commercial real estate outlook. It’s the one issue in which I tap into the collective expertise of my industry sources. And in the almost 3 years I’ve been editor, I have put together quite an all-star team.

This year’s offering includes a main outlook story, plus an additional piece on one of 2012’s hottest markets, the multifamily sector.

In order to get a true indication of what lies ahead in 2013, I made sure I included the voices of small- to mid-size architecture firms, general contractors and brokers. Coming out of the recession, these are the companies I know have their fingers on the pulse of the industry.

This issue also includes the 2013 RED Award winners. Again we had some great projects in 2012. And by all indications, 2013 is shaping up to be a good year. That’s one prediction of which I’m pretty sure.

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Economy has a Latin flavor

Michael GossieThere is no denying the strong Hispanic influence on the Valley. From the food we eat to the bilingual billboards on our highways, the impact is undeniable. But where the impact is growing in importance is on the economy of Arizona. Consider these facts from the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 DATOS report:

  • Arizona has the fifth-largest percentage of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, with 10.7 percent of the state’s businesses led by Hispanic owners.
  • By 2015, Arizona’s Hispanic purchasing power will grow to $50 billion, up from $40 billion in 2012.
  • From the fall of 1998 to the fall of 2012, Hispanic students accounted for 87 percent of Arizona’s total student enrollment increases. In 2012, Hispanic student enrollment will surpass white, non-Hispanic students.

The impact is here and the impact is growing. Some of Arizona’s greatest companies — Bank of America (Benito Almanza), Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (Rodolfo Parga, Jr.), D.P. Electric (Dan Puente), Fortis Networks, Inc. (Clarence McCallister) — are run by Hispanic leaders.

In this issue of Az Business magazine, we take a look at some of the state’s amazing business leaders, who also happen to be of Hispanic descent.

These men and women bring a spirit and energy to Arizona business that defines the United States of America. Enjoy “The 20 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders in Arizona.” It showcases the evolving face of Arizona business.

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HCLA 2013

2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners

They are the people we turn to when we need them the most. They help heal our wounds. They mend our children. They have the ability to create happy endings for tragic stories. They impact the communities they serve in ways that few other professions can. They are healthcare leaders.

The editorial department of Az Business magazine scrutinized hundreds of nominations before deciding on the winners and finalists who are recognized with 2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards. We are humbled to honor these amazing men, women and institutions.

Congratulations to the 2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists and winners!


2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners:


Pictures from the 2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards dinner:

Photos by Cory Bergquist


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Executive

WINNER

healthcare execLAURA ROBERTSON
Banner Heart Hospital/Banner Baywood Medical Center

Robertson’s leadership has been pivotal in the successful planning and implementation of several key projects designed to enhance patient care and service. These include full implementation of the electronic medical record; a fully-operational electronic intensive care unit; and a cardiac robotic program. Robertson has also helped plan and manage several expansion projects at Banner Heart Hospital to help streamline cardiac care services, strengthen brand loyalty and develop business growth opportunities. As a result of these build-out projects, several key services have been added.


FINALISTS

JOEL BARTHELEMY
GlobalMed

Barthelemy started GlobalMed in 2002 and transformed the small internet camera company into a global leader in telemedicine — the next generation of healthcare delivery systems. GlobalMed offers practitioners integrated technologies that help them provide quality healthcare to patients in remote areas, on oil platforms, and behind prison walls. The W.P. Carey School at ASU honored GlobalMed with its “Emerging Entrepreneur” award.

SUSAN S. WILDER, MD
LifeScape Medical and LifeScape Premier

On multiple occasions, Wilder has committed her financial resources, reputation, and time to improve healthcare both in Arizona and nationally. As founder and CEO of LifeScape, she created an unsurpassed practice that is innovative medically and a service-based business. Wilder implemented advanced diagnostics and treatments and also made LifeScape a pioneer in its adoption and utilization of the latest electronic medical records, payment systems, and drug interaction technology.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

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HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Surgeon

WINNER

surgeonDR. JOHN NIGRO
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

In the last year, Nigro and his team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have performed 11 successful pediatric heart transplants. Prior to founding the comprehensive pediatric program at Phoenix Children’s, a large percentage of pediatric transplants were going to out-of-state facilities, putting a huge emotional and economic burden on families and stress on healthcare plans. A collaboration Nigro negotiated with the University Medical Center in Tucson paved the way for availability of comprehensive pediatric transplant care for children throughout Arizona.


FINALISTS

DR. PANKAJI JAIN
Integrated Medical Services

Jain is at the forefront of robotic surgery in Arizona. His skills include traditional surgery, hand-assisted laparoscopy, pure laparoscopy through multiple incisions, and in 2012, he became the first surgeon in Phoenix to perform a single-incision radical nephrectomy for kidney cancer. He has now successfully performed laparoscopic procedures using only one incision of three separate occasions at CTCA and in his private practice.

ALICIA MANGRAM, MD
John C. Lincoln Health Network

Here is the start to Mangram’s typical day: Meets with her team at 7 a.m.; goes over all admissions; then does ICU rounds, which are often interrupted to perform trauma surgery. Mangram found time during her first year at JCL to launch an innovative initiative focusing on older trauma patients — Geriatric Trauma Service, or “G60.” The only program like it in Arizona, it is designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality and morbidity for patients over 60.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

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HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Volunteer Of The Year

WINNER

volunteerMARIANNE TETLOW
The Diabetes Coach

Marianne Tetlow was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12 and knows first-hand the ongoing emotional struggles and challenges a person with diabetes faces. As a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association, Tetlow is co-chair of the Youth Ambassador and Youth Leadership Council, hosted the Youth Zone at the organization’s Diabetes Health Fair, and offers mentoring services to families and adults dealing with diabetes. She has also encouraged young people with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes to share their stories and help educate the public about living with diabetes.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

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HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Insurance Provider

WINNER

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA

bcbsazBCBSAZ’s mission is to provide the best value in health insurance and improve the quality of life for Arizonans. Its vision is to be recognized as Arizona’s trusted and effective health insurance leader, operating as an independent, not-for-profit, local Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. The company continues to distinguish itself, expanding upon the Walk On! program to incorporate 5-2-1-0 — a formula to help kids stay healthy in 2012; being named in Top 25 Places for Woman in Arizona by BestCompaniesAZ in 2012; and initiating “I Want to be…” a weight wellness program targeted at teens in 2013.


FINALISTS

DAVID POPEJOY
SecureCare Dental

Popejoy is a healthcare leader and entrepreneur who has spent three decades building innovative health plans and four forward-thinking Arizona companies. As CEO of SecureCare Dental, Popejoy invented a new type of dental plan not previously available that covers thousands of Arizonans. The new Copay Plans are hybrid plans that combine PPO and HMO plans into a new line of dental plans not seen before.

STEPHANIE GORMAN
Cigna

Gorman is responsible for leading sales, business development, producer relations and product and service innovation throughout Arizona. Additionally, she works to enhance healthcare quality, and works to improve access and affordability by launching unique solutions to improve health outcomes.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Special Achievement

WINNERS

Frank CaputoFRANK CAPUTO
Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center

Looking to improve the quality of produce available to CTCA’s kitchen, CTCA Executive Chef Caputo helped develop an on-site organic farm. After extensive research, Caputo forged a relationship with McClendon’s Select Organic Farms to convert an existing cotton field on the property to a certified organic farm. CTCA is the first cancer center in the nation to have an onsite organic farm to grow the produce so that it can be served directly to patients and employees at its peak nutritional value.

Catherine IvyCATHERINE IVY
Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation

Ivy founded the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation after her husband, Ben Ivy, lost his battle with glioblastoma (the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer) in 2005. Since then, the foundation has provided more than $50-million to brain cancer research. In 2012, the Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at TGen. “The tireless and dedicated support of programs like the Ivy Foundation is helping transform ideas into medical reality,” said TGen President and Research Director Dr. Jeffrey Trent.

Dr David JacofskyDR. DAVID JACOFSKY
The CORE Institute

Jacofsky, along with other CORE surgeons and researchers, are currently working with at least a half-dozen companies — both large and small — 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 effort to cultivate local, regional and international partnerships with private orthopedic companies and research institutions shows CORE’s dedication to bringing economic opportunities to the healthcare industry in Arizona.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Physician

WINNER

physicianDR. WALTER QUAN
Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center

Quan, chief of medical oncology at CTCA, shows his commitment  to excellence through the unique treatment options he makes available to his patients. Quan has adapted the administrative schedule for the melanoma treatment Interleukin-2 (IL-2) to make it available to CTCA patients on an outpatient basis. Due to his efforts, CTCA Western is the only hospital in the nation where this outpatient treatment is available. His commitment to healthcare extends outside of the hospital, where he strives to educate people about the dangers of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.


FINALISTS

DR. ROBERT PORTER
Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Porter, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has set an example of fulfilling Banner’s mission through his hard work with the trauma designation. He was instrumental in organizing the hospital’s trauma program, auditing it, and helping it improve. State auditors commented how impressed they were with Porter and how involved he has been with its new designation.

DR. JAMES FOLTZ
Focus on Women

Foltz has contributed to improved birth and maternal health outcomes for thousands of Valley mothers and babies. But beyond his day-to-day private practice, Foltz makes an impact that is felt globally. He makes frequent volunteer surgical missions to developing countries with Phoenix-based Esperanca, a global health nonprofit. Foltz has served as the lead surgeon on missions to Bolivia and Nicaragua. He performed 32 surgeries during one week in Nicaragua.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Manager

WINNER

managerDANIEL KESSLER
Southwest Human Development

Kessler has always been ahead of his time as a leader in healthcare  for children with developmental and behavioral challenges. There has been a lot of recent interest in integrating medical and mental healthcare, but Kessler developed Southwest Human Development’s Children’s Development Center nearly two years ago, spearheading  a team of pediatric professionals who work together as an integrated, comprehensive team to provide state-of-the-art treatment for young children with developmental challenges.


FINALISTS

DR. RUBEN MESA
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

As chairman of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and deputy director for Mayo, Mesa has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator in more than 45 clinical trials for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms or other myeloid disorders, and he’s authored more than 300 publications along these latter themes. Mesa also championed an affiliation between Mayo and Yuma Regional Medical Center.

ARMANDO CONTRERAS
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

During his three years as CEO of UCP of Central Arizona, Contreras successfully brought the organization’s administrative costs below 11 percent while expanding the number of those served by more than 2,000. Contreras is committed to reaching out to the community through health and educational fairs, community events, and one-on-one meetings to educate individuals about the life-changing services available though UCP and to dispel stigmas that surround the disabled community.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Researcher

WINNER

researcherDR. ROBERT KUSKE
Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists

Kuske is the pioneer of breast brachytherapy, a five-day radiation therapy alternative for women with early stage breast cancer. Brachytherapy, or partial breast irradiation, has been studied by Kuske since 1991 as a treatment method after lumpectomy. He’s co-principal investigator in the largest breast cancer radiation trial in history, testing six-week whole breast radiation versus brachytherapy. Kuske is within a year of finishing the trial and believes the results will cause the biggest paradigm shift in breast cancer treatment since Sir William Halsted in 1896.


FINALISTS

ADRIENNE C. SCHECK, PH.D.

Barrow Neurological Institute Scheck and her team of brain cancer researchers effectively treated brain tumor cells using a combination of diet and radiation therapy. The study examined the effects of the ketogenic diet in conjunction with radiation therapy for the treatment of malignant gliomas, an aggressive and deadly brain tumor. The diet’s effects on brain homeostasis have potential for the treatment of other neurological diseases.

HEATHER CUNLIFFE, PH.D.
Translational Genomics Research Institute

Cunliffe’s research leverages knowledge gained through whole genome surveys to understand molecular mechanisms driving malignant progression of breast and ovarian cancers, including evolution of drug-resistance. The objective is to dissect and functionally understand oncogenic signaling and tumor cell survival mechanisms within different biological contexts, and to translate these discoveries for enhanced clinical management for breast and ovarian cancer.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Dentist

WINNER

dentistDR. REED H. DAY
Oral & Facial Surgery Center PLC

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injury and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, gums, jaws and neck. Day offers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as complex jaw and facial reconstructive surgery. Day is nationally recognized for his expertise in orthognathic jaw corrective surgery, microsurgical nerve repair and is one of a handful of surgeons in the world skilled in total prosthetic temporomandibular joint replacement surgery.

FINALISTS

GORDON LEDINHAM AND KEVIN BROWN
Dental Village

Brown and Ledingham have put Dental Village — which has eight Southern Arizona locations — on the forefront of the industry. They use the most advanced techniques in the region and they constantly find new technology and innovative ways to deliver quality patient care. All technology is researched and utilized with minimal disruption to a patient’s day-to-day life and to keep them pain free.

JOHN DOUGHERTY, DDS
Artistic Dental at the Biltmore

Dougherty is among only 2 percent of dentists in the U.S. that have achieved a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the highest honor and one of the most respected designations in the profession. In 2013, Dougherty and his staff are introducing “Kids Kare,” where they will visit Valley schools to educate students about the value of creating good dental habits.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Community Outreach

community outreachWINNER

SHAKIRA SMALL AND RAMIRO CAMARILLO
Magellan Health Services

As community development managers, Small and Camarillo are helping to break down the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse issues, especially among traditionally under-served populations, such as the Hispanic and African-American communities. They often volunteer on weekends and holidays to educate and bring information and resources to our community. Visit any health fair or community event, and you’ll see them there either providing information on behavioral/mental health and substance abuse issues or helping out any number of organizations.


FINALISTS

SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS PROGRAM
Abrazo Health Care

The program was founded in 1994 as a community outreach to underprivileged school-aged children. Abrazo Health Care in conjunction with Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix Memorial Health Care Center, Maryvale Hospital and VHS Outpatient Clinics, Inc. currently operates 4 School-Based/School-Linked Health Centers in addition to a mobile health unit which serves 76 local schools in sixteen school districts.

JENNIFER DRAGO
Sun Health

Drago coordinated, implemented and created a three-part community health program aimed at providing pathways to Population Health — an effort to improve the health of an entire population — by helping older adults manage their health and well-being. Drago built Sun Health Medication Management, Sun Health Care Transitions and Sun Health Community Education from the ground up with few resources. She now has a staff of 11 nurses, case managers and support personnel.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Educational Program

WINNER

educationalKATHLEEN GOEPPINGER
Midwestern University

Under Goeppinger’s leadership, Midwestern University’s Glendale campus has become the state’s  largest and most comprehensive university for health professionals, as well as a significant economic engine in the West Valley, as evidenced by WESTMARC, which awarded the university its economic engine award in 2012 for its outstanding contribution to the West Valley’s economy. In addition, Goeppinger extensive involvement in civic affairs helps her bring her extensive expertise in healthcare education and healthcare needs to Arizona policy makers.


FINALISTS

ANNE MCNAMARA
Grand Canyon University

As dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at GCU, McNamara stresses the importance of meeting each student and fully understanding their learning style. McNamara, a 2012 ATHENA Award winner, is preparing a new generation of nurses by adding a host of hands-on teaching tools, including an innovative mock apartment setting to simulate a home healthcare environment.

STUART FLYNN, MD
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Flynn, dean of UA College of Medicine — Phoenix, was instrumental in developing and implementing the curriculum and worked closely with counterparts from ASU. He teaches anatomic and clinical pathology and the translational interface between basic sciences and clinical medicine. His research has included studies of cancers, including lymphomas and leukemias, endocrine disease, as well as immunodeficiencies, such as AIDS.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Hospital

WINNER

CHANDLER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

hospitalChandler, which opened as a 40-bed facility in 1961, has evolved into a 243-bed acute-care provider of emergency care, maternal child services, cardiovascular services, neurological services, wound healing, cancer treatment, and diagnostic services. It boasts more than 2,000 employees and more that 800 physicians who practice all major specialities. In 2013, Chandler Regional earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, which places Chandler Regional among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.


FINALISTS

CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA — WESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

CTCA delivers the latest cutting-edge cancer treatments as part of a unique, whole-person treatment model that offers healing and hope for the body, mind and spirit. To better serve its patients in 2012, CTCA adopted Lean Six Sigma and the A3 process to improve hospital operations, added 61 new A3-certified employees, and eliminated 42,000 patient wait-time hours.

VIRGINIA G. PIPER CANCER CENTER

In 2012, Piper added a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplant program (commonly known as bone marrow transplant) through its new Cancer Transplant Institute. HSC transplants are primarily used to treat patients with aggressive cancers such as myeloma, leukemias and lymphomas. The outpatient treatment unit and 13-bed inpatient unit allows some transplant patients to be treated while they are able to remain at home for part of their therapy.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

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HCLA 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award

BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Lifetime AchievementAs one of the world’s most-renowned medical facilities celebrates its 50th anniversary, surgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute are convinced their work is becoming so advanced they could put themselves out of business in the next half century.

Ranked among the Top 10 hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery, Barrow has attracted royalty, rock stars, business moguls and sports icons from around the world because of its expertise in brain and spinal disorders. Located at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, in Phoenix Arizona, Barrow performs the most brain surgeries per year in the United States and is home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

“Our surgeons will largely put ourselves out of business in the coming years. Our profession will drastically change and that is very good news,” says Dr. Robert Spetzler, Director of Barrow and renowned neurosurgeon. “Rapid advances in minimally invasive surgery and gene and stem cell treatments will mean the traditional role of the brain and spinal surgeon will disappear.”

Doctors at Barrow say the 50th anniversary marks the beginning of the “golden age” of the Institute when Barrow will be at the forefront of finding answers to some of the most devastating neurological conditions.

They predict during the next 50 years:

  • Alzheimer’s disease will be cured or effectively treated.
  • Parkinson’s disease will be cured.
  • Stem cell therapy will revolutionize care of brain and spine disorders.
  • Malignant brain tumors will be effectively treated and controlled.
  • Degenerative disk disease will be cured.

“Barrow has a rich and bold legacy that comes to life every day in patients who come from all over the world for our extraordinary medicine,” says Dr. Spetzler. “In the next 50 years, we will see advances unlike anything we have witnessed before.”


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

HCLA 2013

HCLA 2013: Nursing

WINNER

nursingMATILDA CHAVEZ
Phoenix College of Nursing

In 2008, Chavez wrote a grant that has funded more than $100,000 toward classrooms, labs and technology for nursing students. She was the driving force behind the restoration that turned a former residence on the Phoenix campus into a nursing lab, creating a new space that allowed for the expansion of the college’s nursing program to help meet the growing demand for nurses. The facility includes an innovative simulation lab, which has given students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience and perfect their skills.


FINALISTS

TRACY WHITWORTH
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center

As the Survivorship Support Care Coordinator at CTCA, Whitworth is the sole person in that department providing post-treatment support to more that 120 patients with more added each week. She describes her job as “empowering people for life.” No question is too small to merit her attention or too large for her to answer. Colleagues say Whitworth epitomizes CTCA’s Mother Standard of care.

DEBORAH LIABLE
Banner Del E. Webb Medical

Caring, compassionate, collaborative. Supervisors and colleagues describe Liable as all that plus an inspiration to work with, a dedicated nurse whose commitment to patients leads her to frequently take patient care beyond her assigned duties. Known to be a passionate patient advocate, Liable is credited for landing Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center the Joint Commission’s national certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.


HCLA 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

AZRE Magazine Honors Best in Commercial Real Estate at 8th Annual RED Awards

A crowd of almost 500 packed the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore  Feb. 27 as AZRE magazine presented the 8th Annual RED Awards, recognizing the best commercial real estate projects in Arizona in 2012.

Taking home top honors were Butler Design Group, Architect of the Year; Sundt Construction, General Contractor of the Year; and RED Development, Developer of the Year.

RED Award trophies were handed out in 15 project categories, four broker categories, and the three “Of the Year” honors.

Winning projects included Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca; Most Sustainable; Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Best Hospitality; FBI Phoenix Division, Best Office; the Health Sciences Education Building, Most Challenging; and Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Best Tenant Improvement.

CBRE swept the Broker of the Year Team categories; winning individual Broker of the Year titles were Cassidy Turley and Cushman & Wakefield.

The winners:

View photos from the 2013 RED Awards dinner:

Photos by: Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

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RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Architect of the Year

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Architect of the Year

Butler Design Group

Butler-Design-GroupWinner of Best Industrial Project: Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center

Winner of Best Retail Project: Shops at Town & Country

Butler Design Group’s passion for an unparalleled commitment to client service has made it one of Arizona’s leaders in the retail and industrial specialty marketplace. That was especially true in 2012 with its work on a pair of 2013 RED Award category winners, Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center (industrial) and the Shops at Town & Country (retail). Dick’s Sporting Goods was the fourth distribution center of its kind for BDG, but utilized a design vocabulary that combined the feel of its retail outlets, the function of the distribution warehouse, and the operations of a 20,000 SF office support group. At Town & Country, BDG helped carry out the theme of rebirth. Since the firm’s inception in 1996, it has designed and completed more than 20 MSF of office, industrial, retail, and specialty projects.

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RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Brokerage Team of the Year Leasing

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Brokerage Team of the Year: Leasing

Jim Fijan, Tom Adelson, Jerry Roberts and Kevin Calihan

Fijan, Adelson, Roberts: Vice Presidents; Calihan: Senior Vice President

CBRE

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Leasing Details:

  • 117 Lease Transactions totaling 2.1 MSF (Sales: 11/1.4 MSF)
  • $303M in value (Sales: $177.3M)

Largest single transaction closed in 2012: 225,000 SF

With 87 combined years of experience, this team of respected leaders is innovative, knowledgeable and committed to creating strong customer relationships. They have received every NAIOP Office Brokers of the Year award for Arizona from 2005-2011. Calihan, Roberts and Adelson are members of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, charitable hosts of the Phoenix Open. Fijan serves on multiple boards and contributes to the Southwest Autism Research Center. He and Adelson both are involved at the Diabetes Research Center, and Roberts participates at the Sun Angel Foundation. Together, they are one of the most successful teams at CBRE.

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RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Redevelopment Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Redevelopment Project

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment-ResortDeveloper: Enchantment Group

Contractor: Enchantment Group

Architect: Doug Fredrikson Architects

Size: 16,000 SF meeting space; 30,000 SF clubhouse; 218 guest rooms

Location: 525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona

Completed: April 2012

With a deep commitment to guests, the natural environment and Native American traditions, Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon completed an overhaul of renovations to the resort’s 25-year legacy. Renovations included a new virtual check-in station curbside, a redesigned clubhouse, three dining experiences, new retail boutique, refurbished guest rooms and indoor and outdoor seating areas. Lobby, restaurants and dining patios were all converted to one elevation, making access easier. Energy efficiency efforts were made by the installation of low-flow shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators to cut-down water use. The resort maintains its own waste-water treatment plant on-site, and fresh water leftover is used for landscape irrigation. Kitchen grease is converted to biofuel and 90 tons of recyclable material is kept out of landfills due to the resort’s ongoing sustainable practices. Guests have a 360-degree view of the canyon with the newly renovated lower-deck pool, which includes an expanded deck and terrace area, private cabanas, a whirlpool spa, pool bar and an adjacent game room and activity center. The resort stays true to its historical elements with 14-inch thick adobe brick, ceiling beams of Douglas fir featured throughout the space and sliding glass walls that offer unobstructed views of the surrounding area.

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Honorable Mention

Continuum Existing Motorola Building Renovation

ContinuumDeveloper: Capital Commercial Investments

Contractor: RSG Builders

Architect: PHArchitecture

Size: 523,028 SF

Location: 2501 S. Price Rd., Chandler

Completed: November 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Education Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Education Project

ASU Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4

ASU-Interdisciplinary-Science-Technology-Building-4-pic2Developer: ASU

Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.

Architect: Ehrlich Architects/HDR, Inc.

Size: 298,000 SF

Location: 781 E. Terrace Rd., Tempe

Completed: March 2012

ASU-Interdisciplinary-Science-Technology-Building-4A collaborative effort led to the completion of project ISTB4, Arizona State University’s largest, and most advanced facility to date. Since lab buildings are known to use 10 times more energy than office buildings, the project needed extremely efficient systems to meet the university’s sustainability goals. ISTB4 strategies include variable exhaust and intelligent sensors, an enhanced air circulation system, energy resource system, and building information modeling (BIM), which limited construction waste. The project also enhanced efficiency by utilizing a campus loop to supply chilled water and steam to the building instead of creating it on-site which contributed to significantly less wasted material that would end up in a landfill. ISTB4’s rigorous recycling program also contributed to the project’s sustainability goals as well. The team averted 2,339 tons of waste from local landfills by recycling 78.4% of the construction waste. The 298,000 SF, 8-story building brings three distinct functions together under one roof: collaborative meeting rooms and offices, classrooms and auditoriums and a meteorite gallery; and its largest component — high-tech lab space including 166 modules. The project finished on a fast-track, 24-month schedule while meeting its sustainability goals.

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Honorable Mention

GateWay Community College Integrated Education Building

GateWay-Community-College-Integrated-Education-BuildingDeveloper: Maricopa Community College District

Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Size: 122,000 SF

Location: 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix

Completed: June 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Office Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Office Project

FBI Phoenix Division

FBI-Phoenix-DivisionDeveloper: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Architect: AECOM

Size: 210,202 SF

Location: 21711 N. 7th St., Phoenix

Completed: February 2012

Consolidation of four FBI buildings called for not only a state-of-the-art facility with heavy security, but also a building that adhered to energy efficiency and the capacity to hold the GSA and FBI offices of Phoenix. The GSA administered a 20-year lease and named the building a “design of excellence.” Construction recycling was 85% to 95% and many of the new building materials were procured from regional sources, qualifying the project for LEED points for certification and energy savings. Desert themed landscaping was utilized across the entire site. Construction also utilized the services of an energy modeling consultant to determine the most efficient design configuration and components to utilize in the building, including an R-30 roof, high-performance glass and efficiently designed interior lighting. Energy savings include performance utility agreements to achieve, maintain, and exceed the ENERGY STAR benchmark. The building also has a fitness center, kitchen/dining area and 527 secured parking stalls. The design team incorporated energy efficient elements distinctive security and up-to-date infrastructure to meet the growing needs of law enforcement and security agencies such as the FBI.

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Honorable Mention

Infusionsoft

InfusionsoftDeveloper: Douglas Allred Co.

Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Architect: Balmer Architectural Group

Size: 92,102 SF

Location: 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., Chandler

Completed: November 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013