Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort.
“The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine.
Sponsors included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Arizona Central Credit Union and CodeRed-I.
Here are the winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards:
Healthcare advocate/educator of the year: Catherine Ivy, Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation
Behavioral health company of the year: Southwest Behavioral Health Services
Bioscience company of the year: VisionGate
Insurance provider of the year: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Legal advocate of the year: Martin L. Shultz, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Medical company of the year: SynCardia
Medical research company of the year: Barrow Neurological Institute
Researcher of the year: Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, TGen and HonorHealth
Physician of the year: Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Healthcare executive of the year: Tim Bricker, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers
Medical center or hospital of the year: Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center
Lifetime achievement award: Peter Fine, Banner Health
“The word visionary is thrown around often, but it’s not often that it really fits,” said Michael Gossie, editor in chief for Az Business magazine. “But that’s not the case with Peter Fine. He is a visionary. And it took a visionary to take two healthcare systems with very different histories and grow it into a healthcare company that generates more than $5 billion in annual revenue, operates 28 acute-care hospitals across seven states, and employs more than 45,000 employees in Arizona.”