Heritage Provider Network Partners With Crain's New York Business, Custom Division, To Honor Innovative New York Metropolitan Area Healthcare Leaders

Feb 19, 2016, 08:00 ET from Heritage Provider Network, Inc.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network (HPN)  the nation's leading physician led managed care organization, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Crain's Custom Studio, a division of Crain's New York Business, to honor innovative New York metropolitan area healthcare leaders with the first annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards. The awards will showcase 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.

"Honoring innovators who have improved the quality, access and cost of healthcare for New Yorkers is the goal of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN.  "Using a diverse panel of independent expert healthcare judges, we will honor and support the clinicians, researchers, administrators and organizations that pioneer the newest models of diagnosis, treatment and care coordination.  We believe honoring these leaders will bring needed recognition to their advances and ultimately help improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers."

"We are thrilled to be the exclusive media partner with Heritage Provider Network in their inaugural launch of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards, as they seek to recognize leaders in the healthcare industry who are pushing the boundaries of excellence – executing innovative ideas and solutions as well as demonstrating a deep commitment to their communities," said Jill Kaplan, VP Publisher of Crain's New York Business.

"The Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards will recognize the individuals and organizations that go beyond the status quo, who encourage open, collaborative thinking combined with a sense of urgency to make significant changes in healthcare delivery in a lasting way for New Yorkers," said Mark Wagar, President of Heritage Healthcare Systems.

Winners will be awarded in the following five categories.

Heritage Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Award: 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: 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: 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: Recognizing a leader in the New York area that has demonstrated significant impact in their healthcare field.  This forward-thinker has forever changed the way care systems work through new models, processes, and pathways. 
Heritage Healthcare Organizational Leadership Award: 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.

Nominations will be accepted beginning February 22, 2016 and ending at midnight March 23, 2016, at crainsnewyork.com. The online entry point (essay) is at crainsnewyork.com/heritage.

Winners will be announced at a luncheon event in New York City on May 16, 2016.


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 California, New York 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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