Awards 2012 Gala
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Modern Healthcare hosted its biennial Top 25 Minority Executives In Healthcare Awards Gala. Nearly 160 executives gathered to honor the award recipients and participate in unmatched networking opportunities.
1. Honoree Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Henry Ford Health System, and family. 2. Wayne Lerner, Holy Cross, and honoree Benjamin Chu, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospital. 3. Honoree Lloyd Dean, Dignity Health, with Fawn Lopez, Modern Healthcare, and Nathan Dean. 4. Honoree Reed Tuckson with UnitedHealth Group colleagues. 5. Honoree Tanya Blackmon, Presbyterian Hospital, with Fawn Lopez. 6. Honoree Ram Raju with colleagues from Cook County Health and Hospital Systems. 7. Margaret and Honoree Albert Guitierrez, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Jose Alvarez, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Cheryl Alvarez. 8. Honoree Paul Diaz, Kindred Healthcare, with Fawn Lopez and Dave Burda, Modern Healthcare. 9. Rebecca and Honoree Michael Ugwueke, Jonathan Watkins, Methodist North Hospital. 10. Special thanks to our sponsor, Furst Group. 11. Fawn Lopez, honoree J. Alex Valdez, Christus St. Vincent Medical Center, and Dave Burda.
“We must use this honor to inspire our communities. We are better together.” - Reed Tuckson
“We are making history, changing the way healthcare is delivered.” - Saad Ehtisham
“The future of healthcare is in our hands.” - Geeta Nayyar
“If there was ever a time in this country that we need good healthcare leadership, it is now.” - Lloyd Dean