Equality Health wins “Business of the Year” in the small to medium business category.
After awarding the Arizona-based organization its “Impact Innovator Award,” earlier this year, the chamber again honored Equality Health during the 31st Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix Children’s Hospital was honored as the chamber’s “Business of the Year” in the large business category.
Equality Health focuses on healthcare delivery to underserved and diverse populations. Equality Health Network contracts with several Arizona AHCCCS managed care organizations. CEO Hugh Lytle responded to the recent award,
Although our approach to population health is new to healthcare, it is quickly being proven by our company’s record growth of serving over 100,000 lives under contract with five managed care plans in less than two years—and now this exciting recognition by Phoenix’s business community.
Earlier this year, the chamber selected Equality Health as its “2018 Exceptional Innovator,” also in the small-to-medium business category. The award honors businesses that exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurialism; identify opportunities or unmet needs; and take risks, create value, initiate change or develop innovative solutions.
Winning the “Business of the Year” award, Equality Health’s mission to end health disparities is gaining more visibility, but Lytle contends that it’s still very early, noting that the company’s task is far from complete.
“Health disparities continue to wreak havoc in the U.S, particularly in Arizona. Our goal is to help payers and providers engage these issues using our proprietary cultural care model and HealthBI population health technology platform. This formidable combination puts actionable insights and workflow into the hands of the providers at the point of care, and ensures member engagement based on the patient’s cultural preferences, personal values, and social needs. The impact comes when there is a level playing field for all members,” said Lytle.
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities.
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