NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network (HPN) the nation's leading physician led managed care organization, and Crain's Custom Studio, a division of Crain's New York Business, today announced the winners in the first annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards. The awards honored those innovators who have most improved the access to and quality of affordable healthcare in the communities they serve in the greater New York area.
Winners were announced in the following five categories at a luncheon event at Apella in Manhattan:
Heritage Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Award: Albert L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman and Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. Recognizing an innovator in the development of new modes of diagnosis, treatment, and care who actively improves access to services, and improves the quality of healthcare overall. Heritage Technology Innovator in Healthcare Award: Yaopeng Zhou, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Smart Vision Labs. Highlighting an individual or institution that leverages technology to create scalable improvements in healthcare delivery and improved patient outcomes. Heritage Research Investigator in Translational Medicine Award: Hollis G. Potter, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Hospital for Special Surgery; Coleman Chair in MRI. Research awarded to an individual or team based on the most significant quantitative results achieved by accelerating the transition of novel and innovative diagnostic tools and treatments to patients. Heritage Healthcare Leadership Award: Michael Dowling, President, CEO Northwell Health. Recognizing a leader in the New York area who has demonstrated significant impact in their healthcare field changing the way care systems work through new models, processes, and pathways. Heritage Healthcare Organizational Leadership Award: Louise Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Development Corporation. Honoring an organization that has fundamentally changed how healthcare is delivered. This organization has created or championed new ways of thinking and doing, uniting diverse constituencies to work together.
The healthcare awards competition garnered nominations across the spectrum of New York healthcare, from exciting early stage startups to long established centers of New York medical innovation. The complete list of 25 finalists can be found at http://www.crainsnewyork.com/heritagefinalists.
"These winners are true innovative trailblazers who exemplify the best in healthcare excellence transforming access to quality, affordable healthcare for all New Yorkers," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN. "I would like to thank our esteemed panel of judges for their expertise and all the nominees who truly are standouts in their respective endeavors."
"It's an honor to be the exclusive media partner of Heritage Provider Network for the launch of their Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards initiative, as they seek to recognize health care innovators who have improved the lives of millions of New Yorkers," said Jill Kaplan, Vice President and Publisher of Crain's New York Business. "We applaud their dedicated effort to shine a spotlight on transformational health care leaders and organizations in New York and extend our sincerest congratulations to all of the 2016 Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards finalists and winners."
"The Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards showcase real New York innovators - individuals and organizations finding ways to provide better care that drives sustainable affordability. Their examples show the way to better health and better lives that can be achieved for millions of New Yorkers for billions less than we spend today," said Mark Wagar, President of Heritage Medical Systems.
ABOUT HPN: Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to close to one million individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
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