April 21, 2024
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Health care champions announced, prepares for innovation panel


The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2018 Champions in Health Care. This annual special report published with the May 18 print edition.

The health care champions will participate in a panel discussion surrounding our 2018 theme: Innovation in Health Care. The 2018 Champions in Health Care awards luncheon and panel discussion will be held Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Topa Tower Club in Oxnard. Click here for tickets.

This year the Business Times featured eight Champions in Health Care. Congratulations to the winners.

Breakthrough Champion: Johnson Gill, Director; Deanna Handel, Manager of Whole Person Care Program, Ventura County Health Care Agency

Champion in Trauma Care: Steven Fellows, Chief Operations Officer, Cottage Health

Champion Specialists: Dr. Joseph Aragon and Dr. Michael Shenoda, Interventional Cardiologists, Sansum Clinic

Champion in Medical Data: Dr. Erine Erickson, Chief Medical Information Officer, Dignity Health Central Coast

Champion Researcher: Kevin Plaxco, Researcher/Professor, The Plaxco Group/UC Santa Barbara

Healthy Communities Champion: Mil Familias — A Sansum Diabetes Research Institute project

Champion Volunteer: Dante Pieramici, Ophthalmologist, SEE International/California Retina Consultants

Champion in Community Outreach: Easter Moorman, Director of Marketing, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care