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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

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

2010 Health Card Leadership Awards honors the Valley's professional's in the health industry

2010 HCLA – Physician

Honoree: Brian Tiffany, MD, Ph.D., FACEP

Partner
Premier Emergency Medical Specialists

Brian Tiffany Partner Premier Emergency Medical Specialists, 2010 Health Care Leadership AwardsWith more than 20 years in the health care industry as a student, physician, researcher and educator, Dr. Brian Tiffany considers the emergency department a special place.

Tiffany is a partner at Premier Emergency Medical Specialists, which provides emergency medicine specialists for Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. He also serves as vice president of medical staff for both hospitals. Tiffany began working in the emergency field in 1990, and has continued to grow his practice and expertise in that area. He joined Chandler Regional in 2003 as an attending physician in its emergency department, and has had a major impact on the way the department is run.

Accomplishments there include revamping existing processes, putting new processes in place, revitalizing the work force, and ensuring quality care and safety for patients, all the while reducing wait times and improving the patient experience. He has recorded similar improvements with the team at Mercy Gilbert. People who work with Tiffany know him as a driven, intelligent and dedicated person who accomplishes everything he sets out to do — and more. His experience and vast knowledge of his primary field, along with his depth of vision as a researcher, come into play as he quietly attends to his patients and confers with his colleagues.

Tiffany works to improve the emergency medicine experience for patients and their loved ones, implementing new processes that improve the quality of care, decrease time spent in the waiting room and eradicate redundancies.

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Finalist: John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Founder and CEO
NextCare Urgent Care

John Shufeldt is the founderand CEO of NextCare Urgent Care, 2010 Health Care Leadership AwardsDr. John Shufeldt certainly qualifies as a jack-of-all-trades. He is founder, CEO and chief medical director of NextCare Urgent Care, is a managing partner of a law firm that bears his name, is an instructor of business law at Arizona State University, and is a certified airline transport pilot.

And he’s also a practicing emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Founded in 1993, NextCare has grown in to a health care operation with more than 1,000 employees. Shufeldt promotes the benefits of urgent care as a convenient and affordable solution to the overcrowding of emergency rooms in Arizona. Shufeldt’s core values at NextCare — caring, excellence, integrity, and results — have made it possible for Arizona residents to receive quality, affordable health care.

NextCare is contracted with every major insurance plan. Shufeldt oversees NextCare’s six acting medical directors in Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, and Virginia. He holds active medical licenses in six states.

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Finalist: Julianne Thompson, MD

Medical Director
Desert Mission Community Health Center

Julianne Thompson, Medical Director at Desert Mission Community, 2010 Health Care Leadership Awards
They call her Dr. T. That’s how patients refer to Dr. Julianne Thompson, medical director of Desert Mission Community Health Center in Sunnyslope, which serves families in need.

Thompson supervises two medical assistants and a mid-level provider, works closely with directors and support staff of other Desert Mission programs, and sees patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly. Many of her patients speak only Spanish, but that’s not a problem as Dr. T speaks the language fluently.

Thompson spends much of her time treating acute medical problems such as ear infections and upset stomachs, but she also helps patients manage chronic conditions.

Much of Dr. T’s challenge as a primary care physician working in an underserved community is finding much-needed resources for her patients, including medications, tests and special formula for infants. The immunization rate among her patients is 97 percent, compared to a state benchmark of 82 percent for two-year-olds.

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