Abrazo Community Health Network executives Asja DiMuria and Jeff Patterson were included in the list of up-and-coming health care leaders under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national health care trade publication.
Becker’s noted that individuals on its “Rising Stars: 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40” list are recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial projects and growing their companies.
DiMuria is Tenet Healthcare Arizona Group’s chief financial officer. She oversees the finances of all five Abrazo hospitals in the Valley, including Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 trauma center in Goodyear. Becker’s noted she educates the clinical staff on the financial side of operating a hospital.
Patterson is CEO of the 217-bed Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale and 59-bed Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix, both of which earned the Tenet Healthcare 2018 Circle of Excellence Award. Under his leadership, the hospitals continue to excel in quality and patient experience, as well as completing program and technology upgrades. Patterson joined Abrazo in January after serving as CEO of Nacogdoches (Texas) Medical Center and COO of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California.
“Jeff and Asja represent the next generation of health care leader,” said Frank Molinaro, chief executive officer of Abrazo Community Health Network.
“They are both instrumental in guiding the patient-centered focus and advances at their respective campuses. Strong leadership helps ensure that excellent patient care and patient safety remains at the forefront of each hospital’s quest to help people live happier, healthier lives.”