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Meet the 2023 Honorees

During the first black-tie Excellence in Healthcare Gala, the Greater Irvine Chamber recognized outstanding healthcare organizations and innovative industry leaders who continue to serve and make advancements in the region’s formidable healthcare sector.

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HEALTH SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

  • UCI Health 

MEDICAL RESEARCH OF THE YEAR

  • City of Hope Orange County

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Patty Huang, M.D., Immediate Past Chief of Staff, Hoag Health

HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR

  • John-Charles Loo, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente

HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

  • Barry Arbuckle, PH.D., Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare

HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR

  • Kumkum Sarkar Patel, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder, Equity and Levity, LLC
  • Mark Colon, M.D., Assistant Division Chief, Primary Care, CHOC Medical Group

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF THE YEAR

  • DeviceAlliance

HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

  • Cynthia Powers, D.N.P., M.S., R.N., Vice President & Associate Chief Nursing Officer, City of Hope Orange County

WELLNESS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS OF THE YEAR

  • Southern California Blood Bank
  • Planet DDS

SUPPORT SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

  • Susanna Rustad, Chief Procurement Officer & Executive Director of Virtual Care, UCI Health

HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • Chapman University School of Pharmacy | Scan Health Plan | Providence

HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

  • Renee Ramirez-Radabaugh, Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association
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