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Health Care Leadership Symposium & Awards RECAP

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Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels

Over the last three years, health care professionals at all levels in our region and beyond have been asked to do so much and have accomplished countless essential tasks. The leaders of this industry have had difficult and transformational decisions to make every day and we all owe them a debt of gratitude.

The importance of the leaders and teams who are running these health care organizations and making key decisions to help improve our communities. This section of the Los Angeles Business Journal is designed to honor the particularly outstanding leaders in health care for our region. These individuals, organizations and programs have made remarkable strides helping Los Angeles (and beyond) to provide outstanding levels of care and treatment while fighting to help us navigate through uncharted waters.

Included in this special section you are reading now are spotlights on the honorees we celebrated as part of our annual Health Care Leadership Symposium & Awards virtual event on Thursday, August 25th.

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 described 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

Honoree

Amar Desai, MD – Optum 

HOSPITAL CEO OR PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR

Honoree

Marty Sargeant – Keck Medical Center of USC


HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Honoree

Debra Fields – City of Hope


OUTSTANDING HEALTHCARE INNOVATOR

Honoree

Carine Carmy – Origin 


OUTSTANDING HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER

Honoree

Tsega Habte – Community Fulfillment Foundation


TRUSTED ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Honoree

Carol Lucas – Buchalter


BEST HOMECARE PROGRAM

Honoree

PIH Health Home Health


BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Honoree

Keck Medicine of USC


COMMUNITY CLINIC OF THE YEAR

Honoree

Optum – Hemet Clinic


EDUCATIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Honoree

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION

Honoree

Stand Up To Cancer’s “Dream Team”


TOP COVID-19 RESEARCH ORGANIZATION

Honoree

Keck Medicine of USC COVID Recovery Clinic


TOP HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL CENTER OF THE YEAR

Honoree

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


TOP SAFETY NET PROVIDER

Honoree

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley


TOP TELEHEALTH PROGRAM

Honoree

SteadyMD


OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Honoree

Anthem Blue Cross


For the list of Finalists:

click here

PANELISTS


John Baackes
Chief Executive Officer
L.A. Care Health Plan

“L.A. Care is proving that a public option can increase consumer choice, offer access to a large provider network, and ensure rates remain affordable. It’s also showing that a public option can co-exist with commercial plans.”


Amar Desai Full Headshot

Amar A. Desai, MD, MPH
President and CEO
Optum Pacific West

“Value-based care provides higher quality, more effective, and less expensive care as it focuses on the whole person and prevention. It’s how we are redefining healthcare in America.”


Devorah Lieberman full headshot

Devorah Lieberman
President
University of La Verne

“Our College of Health and Community Well-Being is training today’s and tomorrow’s skilled and culturally agile healthcare professionals to address the complex, community-level inequities that exist in the regional health and well-being infrastructure.”


Precious Mayes full headshot

Precious Mayes
CEO/President

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley

“Every day is a gift, and we are not guaranteed tomorrow”

 


Tom Mone
Chief External Affairs Officer / Vice President
OneLegacy / OneLegacy Foundation

“The opportunity to save a life as an organ donor is so very rare, while the need for a lifesaving transplant can strike anyone at any time. We can all leave a lasting legacy of kindness and hope by becoming a donor simply by checking ‘YES’ at the DMV.”


Paul Viviano
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“Due to the commitment and experience of the world-class caregivers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, families seeking the very best care for their children can be confident in the extraordinary expertise and compassionate care provided by CHLA.”


INSIDE THIS SUPPLEMENT

California’s Most Vulnerable Deserve Better
More than 13 million Californians receive their health coverage through Medi-Cal – that’s one-third of the state’s population benefitting from the state’s Medicaid program. This essential program serves low-income individuals and families, the majority of whom… Read More

Preparing Graduates for a New Era of Health Education
A new era of healthcare requires new ways of looking at and teaching health. The University of La Verne is rising to meet the challenge. The university is proud to announce the opening of its College of Health and Community Well-Being…Read More

A History of Innovation and Leading the Way in Organ Donation
Organ donation provides a second chance at life for thousands of Americans each year. Here locally, the not-for-profit OneLegacy works in partnership with more than 200 hospitals… Read More

Better Outcomes through Value-Based Care
Value-based care provides higher quality, more effective, and less expensive care as it focuses on the whole person and prevention,” stated Dr. Amar A. Desai, president, and CEO of Optum Pacific West…. Read More

Reviewing Single Payer Health Care for California
AB1400 was aimed at revolutionizing health care in California. This was not The Affordable Care Act 2.0 — this was a complete overhaul. Ultimately it failed to pass out this time, but…. Read More

Choosing the Best Care for Kids in California
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, offering acclaimed care to children from across the world, the country, and the greater Southern California region…. Read More

Creating a New Playbook to Address Specific Community Needs
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley (PHV) is a 231-bed safety net hospital located in
Los Angeles County. The hospital serves 13 zip codes, including subacute patient referrals from hospitals 400+ miles away….. Read More

Providence continues its legacy, living a mission of outreach to those in need
Anthony Ortiz-Luis remembers being the kid with the free school lunch, the student facing daunting college loans. Seeking better opportunities for their four sons, his parents decided to leave the Philippines…..Read More


THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

 

PLATINUM

 

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