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  • Dr. García named 2015 Outstanding Health Executive

    Sep 28, 2015 | Read More News
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    Dr. GarciaPIMA COUNTY – Tucson Local Media awarded Dr. Francisco García, Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Pima County Health Department as Tucson’s Outstanding Health Care Executive during the Influential Health & Medical Leaders Awards ceremony held at the Casino del Sol Grand Ballroom Wednesday evening.  In addition to Dr. García’s honor, the Pima County Health Department was one of the three finalist for the Outstanding Health Organizations. 

    “It is an honor to be included with these distinguished outstanding health leaders,” said Dr. García, who was one of three finalists for this award.  “There are many dedicated and tireless leaders that advance health care in this community and I am grateful to be recognized as one of them.”  

    Approximately three years ago, Dr. García left his position as director of both the University of Arizona Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Cancer Disparities Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center to lead the Health Department as Director and Chief Medical Officer.
    In these seemingly short three years, Dr. García has dramatically increased the Department’s positive impact on the public health of our community. 

    As a public agency, the Health Department’s responsibility to this community is diverse and includes a variety of opportunities to have a positive impact for the people who live here.  The Health Department’s reach extends from deep within city and town boundaries to the most rural parts of Pima County providing integrated and strategic services that are provided throughout the more than 10,000 square miles and nearly 1 million people.

    “I am proud to count on the support of the outstanding group of public health professionals at the Pima County Health Department, whose dedication and commitment help improve the lives of Pima County residents” Dr. García said.

    Dr. García continues to serve as technical collaborator with the World Health Organization and is a member of the US Preventative Task Force.