Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards (Recap)


Letter from the Publisher
Josh Schimmels




Considering the extremely challenging times we have faced over the last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become more than clear that solid leadership in the health care sector — which has always been important — has become more essential than ever. Health care professionals at all levels, in our region and beyond, have been asked to do so much and have accomplished countless essential tasks. This industry’s leaders have had difficult and transformational decisions to make every day, and we all owe them a debt of gratitude. Now more than ever, it is important to recognize not only first responders, but the leaders and teams who are running these healthcare organizations and making key decisions to help improve our communities.

We have set aside this special section of the Los Angeles Business Journal to honor the best health care leaders throughout greater Los Angeles. These individuals, organizations and programs have consistently elevated levels of care through some of the most turbulent scenarios we’ve ever seen.

This year’s group of honorees have accepted the difficult task of making an impact to both the frontlines of health care, as well as the operational bottom lines. We were incredibly proud to recognize our 2021 Health Care Leadership Awards class of nominees, finalists and winners at our virtual event held Aug. 18th.

Sixteen inspirational honoree organizations and individuals were announced this year and are described in this section. We applaud each of them as well as the impactful collection of finalists, also listed in these pages. Congratulations — and thank you — to all the great health care leaders in Los Angeles who play such an integral role in our lives and the lives of our families, friends and coworkers —
now more than ever.


HONOREES


HEALTH SYSTEM EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Rob Curry - Emanate Health
HOSPITAL CEO OR PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR
Winner
Johnese Spisso - UCLA Health
HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Shawn Sheffield - Keck Medicine of USC
TRUSTED ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Winner
Adam Abramowitz and Jonathan Bluth - Intrepid Investment Bankers
OUTSTANDING HEALTHCARE INNOVATOR
Winner
Richard Dang - University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
INSURANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Martha Santana-Chin - Health Net
OUTSTANDING HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER
Winner
Steve and Sue Wilder - USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
TOP HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL CENTER OF THE YEAR
Winner
City of Hope
TOP COVID-19 RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
Winner
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
EXCEPTIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL OUT INITIATIVE
Winner
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

COMMUNITY CLINIC OF THE YEAR
Winner
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

EDUCATIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winner
Providence
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Winners
Communities Lifting Communities

BEST HOMECARE PROGRAM HONOREE
Winner
Home Guardian Angels
OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION
Winner
Cedars-Sinai / Dignity Health Southern California / UCLA Health / Providence /
Keck Medicine of USC


BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Winner
Cedars-Sinai

For the list of Finalists:

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Inside This Supplement

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A Role Model for Equitable Vaccine Distribution
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The Importance of Having a Trusted Advisor When Dealing with Complex Healthcare M&A Deals
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Scientists Develop Faster COVID-19 Test
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new sample preparation method to detect SARSCov-2, the virus that causes COVID...Read More


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