Woman Of The Year
Shideh Sedgh Bina, founding partner of Insigniam and editor in chief of Insigniam Quarterly; Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP, executive vice president and head of global research and development for Merck Serono; and Patricia A. Maryland, DrPH, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer of Ascension Health named Women of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Fairfield, NJ. February 11, 2014 - In a unique celebration of the 25th HBA’s Woman of the Year (WOTY) event, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is proud to announce that three visionary women across the healthcare spectrum have been named 2014 HBA Woman of the Year. Shideh Sedgh Bina, founding partner of Insigniam and editor in chief of Insigniam Quarterly; Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP, executive vice president and head of global research and development for Merck Serono; and Patricia A. Maryland, DrPH, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer of Ascension Health, will honored at the HBA’s 25th Woman of the Year event on Thursday, May 1, at the Hilton New York. Nearly 2,500 leaders across the industry will celebrate all of this year's honorees during the 25th WOTY event that includes a streamlined and inspiring luncheon program and innovative networking opportunities. Also lauded will be the HBA Honorable Mentor, STAR, and a group of nearly 100 Rising Stars and 25 HBA Luminaries.
“2014 marks a year of celebration for the HBA. Recognizing our 35th year as the industry’s premier organization committed to the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide and our Silver Anniversary celebrating 25 years of remarkable women leaders, it was important to mark these momentous milestones in a distinctive way. We are honoring three top flight women leaders this year recognizing the broad continuum of care and underscoring our responsiveness to the changing dynamics of the healthcare arena and the importance of leadership collaboration across the spectrum of healthcare,” commented Jeanne Zucker, 2014 HBA president and VP of client development at athenahealth Inc. “We are excited to mark our WOTY silver anniversary with three distinguished leaders representing life sciences, care delivery, and management services, showcasing the diversity in healthcare and HBA’s commitment to women throughout the full-service continuum of healthcare.”
Shideh Sedgh Bina is a founding partner of Insigniam and editor in chief of Insigniam Quarterly. Shideh is an expert in managing change, innovation, and enterprise wide transformations. Globally regarded for her own leadership and vision in helping shape companies into the leading edge players in healthcare, she is uniquely skilled at developing leaders, transforming business operations, and helping her clients create breakthrough impacts.Shideh has been a keynote speaker at numerous internal executive conferences for Fortune 500 companies. She earned a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was recognized by Wharton as one of 40 prominent business leaders under 40 in the Philadelphia tri-state area.
Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP, executive vice president and head of global research and development for Merck Serono. In addition, she leads global medical affairs and quality. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the pharmaceutical executive committee. She joined Merck Serono in 2011, previously serving as head of global development and medical. Prior to joining Merck Serono, Dr. Jenkins was senior vice president, global medical affairs at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). She started with BMS in 1997 in the UK. In 2000, she moved to Australia to serve as executive medical director for Australia and New Zealand, subsequently leading the medical division across Asia Pacific and Latin America. Dr. Jenkins began her career as a medical officer with the British Royal Navy, and served with the Minesweeper Squadron during the Gulf conflict, rising to the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander. She graduated in Medicine from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London and trained in cardiovascular medicine in the UK National Health Service.
Patricia A. Maryland, DrPH, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer of Ascension Health. She previously served as the president and CEO of St. John Providence Health System in Warren, MI and as the Michigan ministry market leader for Ascension Health, where she provided strategic and operational leadership for St. John Providence Health System while promoting alignment among health ministries within the Michigan market and with the system office on issues related to mission and vision. Dr. Maryland has served as the president of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and also as the EVP and CEO for St. Vincent Health. In this dual role she oversaw operations for St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, the flagship tertiary hospital of the St. Vincent Health system. Dr. Maryland earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Alabama State University, Montgomery, and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a doctorate of public health from the University of Pittsburgh, concentrating in health services administration and planning.
This is a not to be missed experience so please mark your calendars now for May 1, 2014, so you can hear inspiring stories that will certainly drive innovation for you, your team and your organization.
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