Jamie Walker of UnitedHealth Group wins ‘Healthcare Leader of the Year North America 2020’

GDS Group is pleased to formally announce the winners of its ‘Healthcare Leader of the Year’ awards.

Jamie Walker - Gold Winner of the GDS Healthcare Leader of the Year North America 2020

  • This award looks to recognize excellence in the healthcare industry, but specifically those whose ongoing commitment to innovation and transformation, doing the right thing and improving business performance has helped them to drive change this year.
  • The Healthcare Leader of the Year Awards took place via virtual ceremony at the NG Healthcare Summit, hosted by GDS.
  • Silver was won by Adrin Mammen, Associate Vice President & Patient Access Transformation Officer for Montefiore Health System whilst Bronze was taken by Askshara Reddy, Head of Integrated Consumer Experience, Joint Ventures at Aetna.

9th December 2020, Bristol, UK: As Christmas and the end of the year approach, so too do the final Leadership Excellence Awards for 2020, with this in mind, GDS Group is proud to announce the winner of its annual ‘Healthcare Leader of the Year Award’. Jamie Walker, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for UnitedHealth Group has been awarded Gold in recognition of her commitment to innovation during a live virtual ceremony at the North American NG Healthcare Summit 2020.

UnitedHealth Group is an American for-profit managed healthcare company based in Minnesota. It provides healthcare products and insurance services and as of May 2020 Forbes had it as the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue, with 2019 revenue of $242.2 billion.

Jamie is responsible for driving the strategic initiatives which help UnitedHealth Group to make healthcare systems work better for everyone involved and, in turn, help 75 million people to live healthier lives.

In awarding Jamie, the judges commented, “Congratulations for creating such innovative solutions which affect such a large amount of people and increase patient health through availability of medical care. This is a brilliant example of leadership authority through compassion, inclusion and perspective. Jamie clearly demonstrates business Improvement whilst also improving lives”.

The judges were particularly impressed with Jamie’s ‘pharmacy transparency initiative’ adding, “I hope that the success of the initiative can be shared with other organizations as a best practice in order to impact larger swathes of the population.”

In addition to the GoldHealthcare Leader of the Year” award, two further awards were announced. The Silver Award was given to Adrin Mammen, Associate Vice President & Patient Access Transformation Officer for Montefiore Health System whilst Askshara Reddy, Head of Integrated Consumer Experience, Joint Ventures at Aetna received Bronze.

About the Leadership Excellence Awards

The Leadership Excellence Awards recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises, whether that be through innovation, inspiring colleagues, making excellent decisions, bravery, or achieving outstanding business growth.

About the NG Healthcare Summit

A three-day virtual event for Healthcare Leaders which took place 7th-9th December 2020 and via a series of multi-dimensional keynotes, live Q&As and interactive sessions, the NG Healthcare Summit provided a platform for leaders to tackle pressing industry challenges & opportunities with likeminded medical experts.

About GDS Group

GDS Group is a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. Our B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. To learn more about the events we produce and the challenges we help overcome, check out our website here.


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