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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: CARYN LERMAN, PhD

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Caryn Lerman is the first female director of USC’s NCI-designated Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC). In this role, she provides the strategic vision to acceler

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: SARAH KILPATRICK, MD, PHD

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Sarah Kilpatrick oversees 27 full-time faculty members specializing in high-risk pregnancies and complex gynecologic conditions. Her academic programs include Maternal Fetal Medici

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: MARY VIRGALLITO

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Directing quality improvement, infection prevention and control, licensing and accreditation, and patient safety programs for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Mary Virgallito’s efforts have resulted in significant and rapid improvements in patient safety and quality rating scores within a three-year timeframe.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: LARA KHOURI

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Lara Khouri is responsible for leading several critical departments essential to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) mission, including strategic planning; health system development and integration; government, community and business relations; marketing and communications; and the cancer, neurological, orthopedic, cardiac and fetal & neonatal service lines.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: ALICE ISSAI

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As the president of Adventist Health Glendale, a full-service, 515-bed acute care teaching facility in Glendale, Alice Issai is responsible for the healthcare needs of more than 145,000 patients each year.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: MELISSA HOWARD

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Melissa Howard is in charge of all nursing and clinical areas including radiology, wound care, transitional care unit and laboratory areas for Inter-Community Hospital in Covina and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, and the management of a team of nurses and staff.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: CYNTHIA HERRINGTON, MD

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Cynthia Herrington is surgical director of the Heart Transplant Program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is one of only a handful of women cardiac surgeons in the country.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: MARGIE HARRIER

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Margie A. Harrier, RN, is the senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center where she manages hospital and health plan operations.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: STEPHANIE L. HALL, MD, MHA, FACEP

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Stephanie Hall is chief medical officer of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital and associate dean of clinical affairs for the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM).

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: Initiatives to Close Health Care Workplace Gender Gap Earn Honors

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The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) late last year recognized Eli Lilly and Company, EMD Serono and W2O with 2019 ACE Awards for exemplary workplace initiatives that are working to close the gender gap and accelerate gender parity in the health care and life sciences industry.

Top Women Leaders in Health Care: CAROLINE GOLDZWEIG, MD

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Goldzweig leads change in a fast-growing physician practice network with more than 500 physicians, 150 advanced practice practitioners and 2,000 employees. Dr. Goldzweig devel

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: MONA PATEL GERA, MD, FAAP

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Mona Patel’s responsibilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles include leadership in overseeing the ambulatory operations of more than 24 hospital-based clinics and six community specialty care centers.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: KITA CURRY, PHD

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As CEO and President of Didi Hirsch Mental Health services, Kita Curry is the chief visionary, spokesperson, and fundraiser for the organization. She is responsible for the fiscal and clinical performance of the non-profit agency with an annual budget of $55 million

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: CONSUELO (CONNIE) B. CASILLAS, MD

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Connie Casillas, a family physician, leads in the clinical care of patients by delivering outcomes for chronic disease and preventative health measures that persistently exceed internal and external benchmarks.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: MARA BRYANT

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Mara Bryant is a medical center operations executive who also helps lead operations-related strategy for Adventist Health White Memorial, ensuring an understanding of key imperatives from the local market.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: JACQUELINE BRACY, MD

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Dr. Jacqueline Bracy, and active OB-GYN physician who specializes in gynecology, women’s health and gynecologic and pelvic surgery, also serves as president of Emanate Health Medical Group.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: LINDA BURNES BOLTON, DrPH, RN, FAAN

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Sinai’s system-wide efforts to improve the health of all members of the Los Angeles community. She leads the hospital’s Health Equity Working Group representing health system leaders and regularly collaborates with community and Cedars-Sinai leadership to address health disparities in underserved and diverse populations.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: KAVITHA BHATIA, MD, MMM

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Kavitha Bhatia leads the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that advance the mission and success of Prime Healthcare. Dr. Bhatia works with corporate and hos

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: LOURDES BAEZCONDE-GARBANATI, PHD

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Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati is professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, for which she oversees research on cancer prevention and control.

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Top Women Leaders in Health Care: BHAVANA ARORA

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As chief medical officer for the CHLA Health network, Bhavana Arora leads assessment and development of potential health system partnerships with administrative leadership, o

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