HEALTHCARE’S HEADLINE MAKERS
News from Orange County’s extensive roster of healthcare-related companies has driven the Business Journal’s coverage over the past year.
A quick glimpse at the star-studded collection of names on this year’s OC50 gives an idea why.
With billions of dollars of medical development underway across the region, new breakthroughs in devices, drugs, medical procedures and research, and surging demand from residents and visitors alike, Orange County is positioning itself as a top healthcare destination in the country, ripe with innovation.
There’s no shortage of healthcare execs, medical professionals and others from across a variety of industries working day in and out to solidify that designation.
This year’s iteration of the OC50—50 shaping the future of healthcare in Orange County—showcases the companies and individuals behind that effort.
The group is diverse—ranging from real estate firms building the next generation of medical facilities, hospital executives overseeing major expansions, nonprofit leaders and startup entrepreneurs—but all share several similarities.
For one, all are invested in the health and well-being of Orange County’s population, and fostering future talent to grow on the success that’s been built up over the past several decades.
All of the names on this year’s list have been newsmakers of late, and close readers of the Business Journal this year will recognize many of the entries, from which a majority of this edition of the OC50 was selected.
The OC50 include recaps of $1 billion hospital campuses built from the ground up, FDA approvals for products from game-changing life science manufacturers, expansion plans for some of the area’s fastest-growing businesses, legal work being done to protect the IP of notable local medtechs, and plenty more.
Here’s to the future of holistic healthcare in Orange County.
|Chad Lefteris||Annette Walker|
|Kimberly Chavalas Cripe||Payman Roshan|
|Marcia Manker||Robert Braithwaite|
|Jeremy Zoch, Seth Teigen & Laura Ramos|
Drugmakers & Diagnostics
|Marc Forth||Nick Green|
|Tom Schoenherr||Bradley Morrison|
|Jeff Margolis||Lynne Nieto|
|Jim Mazzo||Bill Link|
Augmented Reality Pioneers
|Michael Freeman||Dr. Burak Ozgur & Dr. Adam Kanter|
Hearts and Minds
|Anthony Caffarelli||Larry Wood|
|Arun Gupta||Joshua Grill|
|Thomas Burns||Ron Kurtz|
|Donald Bren & Jonathan Brinsden||Dan Hedigan|
|Michael Myers||Cory Alder & Curt Olson|
|Steven Jensen & Joseph Re||Mike McKinnon|
|John Pham||Stephen Thorne IV & Barry Arbuckle|
|Janeen Hill||Maritza Salazar Campo|
|Michael Thomas||Jason Smith|
|Joe Kiani||Ramin Mousavi|
|Brett Wall||Raymond Cohen|
Taking the Reins
|Tom Frinzi||Drew Hykes|
|Chris Barty||Bruce Bauer|
|Edward Kim||Hans Keirstead|
Breath of Life
|Bryan Liu||Emilee Lamorena|