FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) announced that its 2011 "Woman of the Year" is Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer of Pfizer. In her distinguished 30-year career, Dr. Lewis-Hall has held leadership roles in direct patient care, academics, media, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
"I am deeply honored to be named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association," said Dr. Lewis-Hall. "HBA has been an agent of positive growth for many women who have made great contributions to the advancement of healthcare. To have been nominated for this award by my fellow members of the healthcare community is especially meaningful to me. Whether we're in industry, academia, government, or the non-profit arena, we share a common goal: to improve the quality of healthcare for all patients."
Dr. Lewis-Hall will be honored at the HBA's 22nd annual "Woman of the Year" Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, at the Hilton New York. This is the event of the year for the healthcare community, attended by nearly 2,500 leaders in the industry. Awards for Honorable Mentor, the Star Volunteer, and a group of some 100 "Rising Stars," noted for their accomplishments and contributions to the healthcare industry, will also be presented at the luncheon.
"The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association is extremely proud to honor Freda Lewis-Hall as our 2011 Woman of the Year," says Deborah Coogan Seltzer, president of the HBA and life sciences practice member at Spencer Stuart. "Dr. Lewis-Hall sets the tone for all of us with her unique abilities as a talented physician and leader. She has a longstanding commitment to the social responsibilities of healthcare leadership – especially in making sure
|SOURCE Healthcare Businesswomen's Association|
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