Health Care Panel & Awards (Recap)


August 26, 2020
Free Virtual Event


Letter from the Publisher

Scott Schimmels

The Los Angeles Business Journal Celebrates the Top Health Leaders of the Region

The Los Angeles Business Journal proudly hosted the annual Health Leadership Awards as a free virtual event on Wednesday, August 26th.

Before launching into the virtual awards ceremony, the event brought together a diverse group of elite health industry insiders for a panel discussion about the state of health care, delivery of care, and the overall impact COVID-19 has had on the health care system and businesses in Southern California.

Below are some quotes from the event’s esteemed panelists:


SPEAKERS



  
Dr. James Kyle
Medical Director
LA Care Health Plan
“Our greatest challenge as a health plan in a pandemic is to support our providers and hold our provider network together.”

  
Dr. Demetria Malloy
Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross
“Anthem has taken a strategic approach to enhancing its operational infrastructure, increasing its focus on data and promoting innovative clinical programs that increase health equity.”

  
Thomas Mone
Chief Executive Officer
OneLegacy
“The generosity of donor families and the compassion, skills, and commitment of our health care colleagues and our team members to make life-saving donations happen despite the pandemic, gives hope to patients in need and our entire community.”

  
Denise Pines
President
Medical Board of California
“COVID-19 put health care organizations’responsiveness to the test, and those that had implemented sound strategies fared better. So many of our top health leaders in Southern California were ready.”

  
Robert Stone
President & CEO
City of Hope
“Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. The lessons we have learned about innovation, speed, partnerships and resilience will have a dramatic impact on research and delivery of care.”

HONOREES


HEALTH SYSTEM EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
John C. Mazziotta, MD - UCLA Health
HOSPITAL CEO OR PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR
Winner
Rod Hanners - Keck Medicine of USC
HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Karen Grimley - UCLA Health
TRUSTED ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Winner
Dr. Miatta Snetter - U.S. VETS Outside the Wire

INSURANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
John Baackes - L.A. Care Health Plan

HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL CENTER OF THE YEAR
Winner
Cedars-Sinai
EXCEPTIONAL COVID-19 RESPONSE AND CARE
Winner
Los Angeles Surge Hospital (LASH)
(Partnership of State of California, Los Angeles County, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente)

COMMUNITY CLINIC OF THE YEAR
Winner
Kheir Clinic
RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Winner
Milken Institute
EDUCATIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner
Keck Medicine of USC's Care for the Caregiver program
SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Winner
OneLegacy

For the list of Finalists:

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Inside This Supplement:

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