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Heritage Provider Network And Crain's New York Business, Custom Division, Announce Nominations For The Fourth Annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards For New York Are Open

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network (HPN), one of the nation's leading physician-led managed care organizations, announces that nominations are open for the fourth annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards. The awards, which are presented with Crain's Custom, a brand story-telling division of Crain's New York Business, will showcase innovators who have most improved the access to and quality of affordable healthcare in the communities they serve in the greater New York area.

Heritage Provider Network.  (PRNewsFoto/Heritage Provider Network, Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/Heritage Provider Network)

"Recognizing and honoring extraordinary healthcare innovation and rising healthcare stars throughout the New York metropolitan area for a fourth year promises opportunities for us at HPN and Crain's New York Business to once again share significant insights and groundbreaking healthcare advances with all New Yorkers," said Dr. Richard Merkin, Founder and CEO of HPN.

"It's an honor to present the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards for the fourth year," said Mary Kramer, Group Publisher for Crain's New York Business. "If past honorees are any measure, this year's awardees will have the potential to benefit millions of New Yorkers."

"Leadership, a passion for better, a sense of urgency, tell me why not, do it now. This is what you see from New York nominees and winners, large and small, in the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards. People and organizations that refuse to be satisfied with the status quo. Creating real solutions that improve health, care and cost for thousands of New Yorkers when they need that help the most," said Mark Wagar, President, Heritage Medical Systems. 

Since 2016, Heritage Provider Network and Crain's Custom have honored more than 60 individuals and organizations, many of whom have gone on to make a significant impact on improving healthcare in their communities. Gil Addo, CEO and cofounder of RubiconMD and a 2017 award winner, expanded into California through a direct investment from the Heritage Provider Network and recently raised $13.8 million from additional investors. https://youtu.be/gSN8KmB1sIw  Matt Loper, CEO cofounder of Wellth and a 2018 winner, announced his company raised $5.1 million in September for additional expansion and Call9, whose CEO Tim Peck also won in 2018, grew its outreach into two new markets in New York since winning, delivering life-changing care to thousands of patients.

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 Research Investigators 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.

Heritage Innovators in Healthcare Award: Highlighting cutting edge applications of technology and up & comers in the healthcare industry. These breakthrough innovators are making significant contributions in the areas of technology, research, or new approaches to healthcare systems.

Nominations will be accepted beginning January 14, 2019 and ending at midnight March 23, 2019, at crainsnewyork.com. The online entry point is at crainsnewyork.com/heritage.

Finalists will be announced in April and winners will be revealed at a luncheon event in New York City on May 20, 2019. Video link for last year's event:

About Heritage Provider Network 
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is one of the most experienced physician organization leaders of accountable care and continuous value based healthcare delivery improvements. Developing and managing coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that offers some of the strongest solutions for the future of health, care and cost in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California, Arizona and Missouri providing high quality, cost effective healthcare with over one million patient members and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first.

About Crain's New York Business
For 30 years, Crain's New York Business has been the award-winning news source for New York's business leaders, telling the story of the New York economy, while serving as a voice and advocate for the city's business community. Reporting through the prism of business, Crain's helps its readers stay on top of the inner workings of New York's economic and political ecosystem, uncover new business opportunities and connect with the broader New York business community.


SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.

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