ALVARADO DOCTOR AND NURSE NAMED SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR!

ALVARADO DOCTOR AND NURSE NAMED SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR!

09-29-2014

At the 2014 San Diego Healthcare Champions of the Year Awards, an Alvarado Hospital physician and nurse were honored for their "exceptional leadership." Dr. James Bates was named Healthcare Physician Champion of the Year, and Peggy Jezsu, Alvarado Hospital chief nursing officer, was named Healthcare Nurse Champion of the Year.

More than 350 people attended the awards event, organized by the San Diego Business Journal to honor those who have provided exceptional leadership and innovation in the healthcare industry over the last year. The winners were announced on Sept. 18 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

Alvarado Hospital doctor

Dr. Bates is an orthopedic surgeon and a captain with the U.S. Navy Reserves, recently Alvarado Nursereturned from Afghanistan working as part of the Forward Surgical Team responsible for the stabilization and preparation for aero-medical evacuations of critically injured American, Coalition and Afghanistan Security Forces. Upon return to San Diego, he was named the medical director responsible for overseeing the clinical protocols for the new Advanced Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital, which opens in February 2015.

As chief nursing officer, Jezsu has been instrumental in transiting the nursing program at Alvarado Hospital to Prime Healthcare over the last three years. She successfully restructured leadership and led a team who had just experienced significant changes in work operations.

Congratulations to Dr. James Bates and Peggy Jezsu!

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