Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Az Business magazine names 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists
Az Business magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Awards is this Thursday, May 4. The 10th annual Health Care Leadership Awards honors the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector.
Not only are these healthcare leaders improving lives of Arizonans, they are having a global impact on treatment and care.
The awards ceremony will be held at Chateau Luxe at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Dr., on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Robert Spetzler, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Spetzler is the retiring president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute and has played a formative role in many advances in neurosurgery.
In alphabetical order, here are this year’s Healthcare Leadership Awards Finalists across several categories, which includes individuals and organizations:
Charlie Agee, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of academic delivery, Banner Health
Arizona Telemedicine Program
Robin Blackstone, MD, Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Nicole Cundiff, CEO and co-founder, Colleen’s Dream
Kent Dicks, founder and CEO, Life365
Discover Financial Services
Piyush Gupta, MD, regional medical officer, CareMore Health Plan of Arizona
Stan Holm, CEO, Abrazo West Campus
Heidi Jannenga, president and co-founder, WebPT
Janice Johnston, MD, co-founder, Redirect Health
Ronald J. Lukas, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute
Steve Narang, CEO, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
Pablo Prichard, MD, senior partner, Advanced Aesthetic Associates
Leslie Propstra, chairman of the board, Ryan House
Judy Rich, president and CEO, Tucson Medical Center
SMART Brain Aging
Robert Spetzler, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute
Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., dean of research, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Richard Towbin, MD, division chief of radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director, TGen
Russ Yelton, CEO, Pinnacle Technologies
Last year, hundreds of healthcare leaders from Arizona gathered to honor the 2016 winners and finalists. Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, who passed away earlier this year, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Diethrich initiated Phoenix’s first heart and heart/lung transplantation program.