Kent Dicks named finalist in AZ Business Magazine 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

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:

  1. Charlie Agee, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of academic delivery, Banner Health

  2. Akos MD

  3. Arizona Telemedicine Program

  4. Banner Telehealth

  5. Robin Blackstone, MD, Banner Health

  6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

  7. Nicole Cundiff, CEO and co-founder, Colleen’s Dream

  8. Kent Dicks, founder and CEO, Life365

  9. Discover Financial Services

  10. GlobalMed

  11. Piyush Gupta, MD, regional medical officer, CareMore Health Plan of Arizona

  12. Stan Holm, CEO, Abrazo West Campus

  13. INanoBio

  14. Heidi Jannenga, president and co-founder, WebPT

  15. Janice Johnston, MD, co-founder, Redirect Health

  16. Ronald J. Lukas, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute

  17. Steve Narang, CEO, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

  18. Pablo Prichard, MD, senior partner, Advanced Aesthetic Associates

  19. Leslie Propstra, chairman of the board, Ryan House

  20. Regenesis Biomedical

  21. Judy Rich, president and CEO, Tucson Medical Center

  22. SMART Brain Aging

  23. Robert Spetzler, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute

  24. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., dean of research, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

  25. SynCardia Systems

  26. Richard Towbin, MD, division chief of radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

  27. Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director, TGen

  28. USAA

  29. VisionGate

  30. 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.

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