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2019 Healthcare

MATTHEW BENNETT President and general manager Cigna Medical Group When Bennett joined CMG in 2018, he brought a renewed sense of focus and positive energy that was quickly felt throughout the organization. His powerful blend of visionary and collaborative leadership, innovative thinking, strong business acumen and agility, and ability to translate ideas into successful execution were just what the doctor ordered. He led the planning process to shape and launch CMG’s compelling, forward-looking vision and strategy and identified and invested in resources to support the strategy and drive better health outcomes for patients and a better experience for patients and CMG team members.

PETER FINE President and CEO | Banner Health Fine has led Banner Health through significant growth and transformation. From the expansion into urgent care to partnerships in medical imaging and rehabilitation to the strategic alignment with the University of Arizona, forming Banner’s academic medicine division, Fine has boldly led the organization to quickly adapt to changes in the healthcare industry. He has also managed Banner Health through a transformation initiative that is focused on delivering care to its customers when, where and how they want it at an affordable price. In 2018, Fine was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Executive of the Year DAVID J. JACOFSKY, MD Chairman and CEO | The CORE Institute Dr. Jacofsky is the founder of The CORE Institute, a nationally recognized surgeon and internationally respected authority on healthcare reform strategies. His career as an orthopedic physician and expert in complex adult joint reconstruction and oncology spans more than 20 years, most of that in the Valley. Dr. Jacofsky is one of the leading thinkers when it comes to the business of healthcare and is an innovative executive whose writings have been featured in The Harvard Business Review. He is also an inventor, dedicated to providing technologically advanced surgical techniques with more than 30 patents to his name.

JARED MUENZER, MD Chief operating officer Phoenix Children’s Medical Group With a multi-faceted view of healthcare, Dr. Muenzer’s approach to running the hospital has saved lives, time and money. Thanks to his adaptability and proactivity, Phoenix Children’s was able to treat 800 patients without admitting them to the hospital in 2018. His effective leadership style not only improves operations, it attracts top pediatric experts. Since assuming his role as COO of the medical group in 2016, Dr. Muenzer recruited eight directors across the organization’s Centers of Excellence and largest specialty divisions. Dr. Muenzer still dedicates 25 percent of his time to clinical practice in the emergency department.

LAURA R. YOUNG-SHEHATA Senior vice president and chief information officer Dignity Health As a well-respected, transformative leader, Young-Shehata has more than 25 years of healthcare and information technology experience. Her extensive background includes executive leadership, global digital transformation, creation of new service lines and acquisitions, hospital operations, and diagnostic imaging. YoungShehata’s areas of expertise include innovative strategic planning, change leadership, and major information technology systems implementation with a focus on business redesign. She has experience working with major industry companies as well as community, government, and multifacility healthcare systems. She has been widely published throughout the healthcare industry. AB | May - June 2019 81

Profile for AZ Big Media

AZBusiness May/June 2019  

In this issue, we spotlight the healthcare leaders and innovators of 2019 and profile the finalists for the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awar...

AZBusiness May/June 2019  

In this issue, we spotlight the healthcare leaders and innovators of 2019 and profile the finalists for the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awar...