AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Mercy Care.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

Mercy Care

Most Admired Company: 2021

Top Arizona executive: Lorry Bottrill, president and CEO

What it does: Nonprofit health plan offering integrated care to children, adults and seniors eligible for AHCCCS benefits.

Company profile: Mercy Care is a local company sponsored by Dignity Health and Ascension Health. Mercy Care exists to address and advocate for the comprehensive health of its members and families, including circumstances that impact their well-being, with special consideration for the underserved and those with complex health needs regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. The company operates from Phoenix and currently has 1,100 employees.

Admirable trait: Mercy Care’s community reinvestment over the past three years is nearly $6 million and in excess of 15,000 volunteer hours. Its primary focus is to support addiction recovery, housing, school-based services, food insecurity and pandemic support. Among its most recent grantees: Save the Family, Teen Lifeline, Activate Food Arizona, Home Matters to Arizona, Barrow Neurological Institute, Area Agency on Aging, ACCEL, Hushabye Nursery and Central Arizona Shelter Services.