Los Angeles Medicine
Volume 148 Issue 7 • Nov/Dec 2017
2017 LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE AWARDS
Los Angeles Healthcare Awards
(Left to right) Paul S. Viviano,
Shlomo Melmed, MD, MB, ChB, MACP, FRCP
Gary K. Michelson, MD
David Aizuss, MD, FACS
(2nd row) David N. Alexander, MD
Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR
Neal Baer, MD
COPE Health Solutions CEO Allen Miller
On November 3, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, through its Patient Care Foundation, recognized individuals and institutions for increasing access to quality healthcare in Los Angeles County through leadership, innovation, education, and service, at the sixth annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards.
Troy Elander, MD, chairman of the Patient Care Foundation, opened the event with a warm welcome: “Your presence here tonight and your participation in LACMA is a confirmation of both your dedication to the art of medicine and your commitment to the belief that our self-interest is closely tied to the interests of our patients.”
LACMA President William K. Averill, MD, then took the stage to introduce the honorees. “The caliber of medical talent and commitment in this room is unequaled. Our members personify ‘care’ in all its many meanings. It is my honor to do all I can to keep LACMA at the cutting edge of serving your needs
so you can serve the medical needs of the people in and around Los Angeles.
“Never has healthcare faced so many challenges coming from so many disparate sources. Which is why our collective voice has never been so badly needed. We are able to succeed because we — over 6,500 physicians covering every specialty and practice — stand together. We also stand proudly in our determination to nurture the next generation of great LA physicians and surgeons. I know you will share my pride when you meet this year’s scholarship students.”
Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. You exemplify our mission and you make life in Los Angeles both happier and healthier!