Fred L. Brown
"When he puts together organizations, it's to benefit the people we're serving more than anything else."
Former BJC HealthCare CEO Fred Brown was one of a handful of hospital executives in the late 1980s and early 1990s who saw the potential benefit in combining the resources of many different healthcare partners to create a comprehensive system of care for the communities they served.
John R. Griffith
"He helped teach us how to bridge the gap between the science and art of managing."
John Griffith, a professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor since 1960, is recognized for his quantitative approach to helping healthcare organizations boost performance, and for his widely used textbook that promotes teamwork and emphasizes continuous improvement.
"He's the master of developing relationships."
Yoshi Honkawa met and earned the respect, admiration and friendship of a distinguished list of healthcare and political decisionmakers during a 50-year career in healthcare, which included securing the financing to consolidate the two campuses of Cedars-Sinai and helping it become the institution it is today.