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Best of the Best Awards 2013

Best of the Best Awards

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 Category: Best fusion/eclectic restaurant Principal: Razz Kamnitzer, executive chef… Read More →

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

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AZRE Magazine March/April 2013 Outlook is good for a favorable prediction If 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… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013

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AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013 Economy has a Latin flavor There 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… Read More →

2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners

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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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Executive

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WINNER LAURA 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Surgeon

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WINNER DR. 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Volunteer Of The Year

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HCLA 2013: Volunteer Of The Year WINNER MARIANNE 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Insurance Provider

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HCLA 2013: Insurance Provider WINNER BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA BCBSAZ’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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Special Achievement

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HCLA 2013: Special Achievement WINNERS FRANK 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Physician

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HCLA 2013: Physician WINNER DR. 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Manager

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HCLA 2013: Healthcare Manager WINNER DANIEL 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Researcher

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HCLA 2013: Researcher WINNER DR. 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Dentist

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HCLA 2013: Dentist WINNER DR. 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… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Community Outreach

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HCLA 2013: Community Outreach WINNER 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… Read More →