The 10th Annual AZ Business Magazine 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards took place at the Chateaux Luxe Event Venue in Phoenix on the evening of Thursday, May 5th, 2017.

The Healthcare Leadership Awards is an annual event held by AZ Big Media to honor Arizona’s healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and advocates. It is a great night celebrating healthcare leaders & organizations who are impacting lives and improving healthcare for all Arizonans and beyond. Congratulations to all 2017 winners and finalists!

All finalists were nominated by the public for various categories with finalists and winners chosen by a selection committee of healthcare industry leaders and the AZ Business Magazine editorial team. All finalists can be viewed, here.

Life365 CEO and Founder, Kent Dicks, was a finalist in the Outstanding Innovator category alongside Dr. Heidi Jannenga, Co-Founder & President of WebPT, and Russ Yelton, CEO of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies.

Life365 CEO, Kent Dicks pictured with AZ Big Media Editor in Chief, Michael Gossie

Kent was presented with the award of 2017 Outstanding Innovator and stated, “I am so proud to have been named 2017 Outstanding Healthcare Innovator last night by AZ BIG Media at the 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. This is truly an honor to be recognized by the Arizona healthcare community personally and the accomplishments of the entire Life365Inc team. Thank You Arizona for supporting your Entrepreneurs!” Kent also thanked Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio), StartupAZ Foundation, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Below are the award winners from the 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Spetzler, MD, president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute

Outstanding Healthcare Executive
Stan Holm, CEO, Abrazo Healthcare West Campus, Tenet Healthcare

Outstanding Physician 
Richard Towbin, Radiologist-in-Chief, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Outstanding Wellness Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Outstanding Medical Startup
Akos MD

Outstanding Medical Researcher
Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director, TGen

Outstanding Medical Philanthropy
Nicole Cundiff, CEO and co-founder, Colleen’s Dream

Outstanding Medical Director
Janice Johnston, MD, co-founder and medical director, Redirect Health

Outstanding Achievement in Medical Technology
SynCardia Systems

Outstanding Achievement in Digital Health
Arizona Telemedicine Program

To see more information on the award winners and view photos from the event click, here.