The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2013 class of Champions in Health Care award winners. This annual special section published with the May 24 print edition.
The award winners will participate in a panel discussion surrounding our 2013 theme: “Bending the Cost Curve: Partnerships for Affordable Care,” which speaks to the key elements of Affordable Care Act. The 2013 Champions in Health Care Summit, including a luncheon and panel, will take place Friday, June 21 at El Encanto in Santa Barbara. [Buy tickets here]
Herb K. Schultz, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will keynote this year’s summit.
There were nine winners this year, all profiled in the print edition. They are:
Laurie Eberst: President and CEO, St. John’s Hospitals; Senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health’s Southern California West Service Area
Alan Iftiniuk: CEO, French Hospital Medical Center
CHAMPION OF PRIMARY CARE
Dr. Anupama Sharma: Pediatrician, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
CHAMPIONS OF MEDICINE
Drs. Javier Romero and Thomas Duncan: Co-trauma center directors, Ventura County Medical Center
CHAMPION OF RESEARCH
Ali Bauerlein: Co-founder, CFO and vice president of finance, Inogen
CHAMPION OF EDUCATION
Margaret Weiss: Health Education Director, Sansum Clinic
CHAMPION OF PHILANTHROPY
Victoria Chandler: President and CEO, Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation
CHAMPION OF DESIGN
Dave Walters: Founder and President, WaltersGroup Creative
Ann Hildebrand: Cancer Center supervisor, St. John’s Regional Medical Center; Volunteer, American Cancer Society
• For a copy of the section with profiles and photos of all the winners, pick up the May 24-30 print edition of the Business Times. [Newsstand locations are here, or call (805) 560-6950 to subscribe or order copies].
• To purchase tickets to the Champions in Health Care Summit, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at El Encanto in Santa Barbara, click here.