Valleywise Health celebrated five team members who were selected as finalists at the 2023 Phoenix Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Awards.
Dr. Daniela Cocco, a breast surgeon in our Breast Clinic, won in the Physician of the Year category for her exceptional dedication to patients with breast cancer, many of whom are immigrants lacking insurance and struggling to navigate the complex US healthcare system.
Danika Hines, a physical therapist at the Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health, won in the Non-Physician category for trading in her scrubs for hiking gear last year to support 12-year-old burn survivor Isabella McCune in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a show of strength and resilience.
Lastly, Jose Luis Madera, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, won in the Mental Health category for his commitment to breaking barriers to behavioral health treatment by rapidly expanding our programs from a single provider to a robust team of over 50.
Drs. Beth Darling, psychiatrist and medical director at Valleywise Health, and Pam Stelzer, Valleywise Health Foundation Board Vice Chair, received well-deserved recognition as finalists in the Education and Philanthropy categories.
Valleywise Health is proud to have such selfless and dedicated people who choose to pour their efforts into our community every day. Congratulations to all!