This 2022 will be remembered for the social, economic and political turning point in Colombia and in the national health sector, which meant all sectors. With the election of the first Left government in the country, there will be radical changes in the methodology and strategy designed for the population which will be sure for years to come.
The uncertainty has created a huge divide within the health sector, with the national government anticipating adjustments, radical reforms of the system that will change the current roles of actors and seek to give greater visibility. Institutions and public institutions under predictive, preventive and network-managed models.
As in 2021, ConsultantsAlude selected the personalities according to a range of criteria such as segments of the provision of healthcare services, insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. The group is composed of CEOs of multinational companies, top-level managers and experts currently associated with the Ministry of Health.
Voting opened on 7 December and closed at noon on 12 December. In the end, the poll yielded a total of 12,236 votes, with more than 30 nominees. Thanks to the audience’s interest and reception, the Editorial Board announces the Person of the Year from the health sector and the four following in the list, thus presenting top 5 and the same way we want you to know that top 10 Among the most outstanding leaders during this year.
Top 5 Most Prominent People in the Health Sector
Fifth place: Miguel Tonino Bota Fernandez – Manager of the Erasmo Mayoz University Hospital
Dr Bota Fernandez rose to the fifth position in the ranking of Person of the Year with 5.2% votes. Dr. Bota Fernández graduated from the Medicine Program (1981) and second class of Medicine at the Universidad del Norte – Uninorte, He is also a specialist in Urology and Business Management, He has Clinical Andrology from the University I have a master’s degree from Barcelona.
Since May 2020, he has been the manager of the Erasmo Meóz University Hospital, located in Cucuta. As objectives in this new role, it is proposed to improve humanization in patient care, to obtain accreditation for the first hospital center in the Eastern Region of Colombia, and to improve the current endowment of this State Social Enterprise (ESE).
Prior to holding this position, Dr. Bota was manager of ESE IMSALUD (2006 – 2009), health advisor to the Senate of the Republic (2004) and health secretary of the capital of Norte Santander (2000 and 2003).
4th place: Giovanni Mesa – General Manager of Audifarma
Giovanni Messa, co-founder of AudiPharma, received 10.3% of the vote. Dr. Mesa has been the General Manager of Audifarma since 1996. Mesa is a surgeon from the Technological University of Pereira and has majored in Health Services Auditing. This year, AudiPharma was named among three candidates for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Lorenz Butterfly category, presented by Del Rosario University and Semana magazine.
In 2021, Audifarma will serve more than 5 million users, deliver to more than 6 million households and dispense more than 50 million medical formulations, the company said to the United Nations as a contribution to its Sustainable Development Goals according to the report.
3rd place: José Fernando Cardona – President of Nueva EPS
The president of the New EPS, with 11.7% of the votes, was the third most voted leader this year. José Fernando Cardona is a doctor graduated from the University of Caldas, he has a specialization in Health Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and another in Economics from the University of Los Andes. Cardona assumed direction of the unit from 2009, far from imagining that the leadership of the largest insurance unit in the country would be in his hands; Currently, it comprises more than 9 million affiliates – 5,225,041 of them belonging to the subsidized regime – in 99% of the national territory and over a thousand municipalities.
Despite the challenges involved in managing this EPS, current work focuses on member risk management to understand the causes of the disease and prevent it (if it has not occurred) or manage it in the most appropriate way. Improvements are also being made to processes related to the provision of health services and integration of care models implemented in rural areas of the country.
2nd place: Vicente Borrero – General Director of the Valle de Lily Foundation
Dr. Vicente Borrero, General Director of the Valle de Lilli Foundation (Cali) was ranked second in the 2022 ranking with 15.5% of the total votes. It should be noted that Dr. Borrero was recognized as Businessman of the Year in the Pacific Region in 2021 by the newspaper La Repubblica. This year the institute was recognized as one of the 150 best hospitals in the world, according to a ranking established by Newsweek magazine, which analyzed 2,200 healthcare institutions in 27 countries whose applications were received directly from industry professionals Were.
In addition to the above, Valle de Lille Foundation has been awarded the Best Workplace 2022 award for the fourth time in the country as the Best Place to Work in the Healthcare Sector and seventh time overall.
The character of the year 2022 is Erne Torres Castro – General Manager of the Hospital Universitario del Valle (HUV)
Erne Torres Castro received 19.9% of the total votes. Being selected as the health sector person of the year, Dr. Torres Castro has been General Manager of the Hospital Universitario del Valle (HUV) since 2017. Before coming to the administration of this institution, he served as the manager of the Mario Coria Rengifo Hospital, located in Cali. This year, Torres Castro was recognized as Best Public Servant at the national level, an honor conferred by the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic and Public Ceremonies.
At the time, national officials highlighted the progress made under its leadership, HUV’s financial recovery, acquisition of technical equipment, improvement of infrastructure, service offering, humanization and patient safety. Also highlighted is its approach to the Faculty of Health of the Universidad del Valle for the promotion of teaching and provision of health services. According to statements made by Minister Carolina Corcho, in September the billing exceeded 36 billion pesos per month.
In early 2022, the Hospital Universitario del Valle was part of a ranking prepared by ‘Newsweek’ magazine in the United States, presented as one of the best in the world and among the best institutions in different countries. Our country.. It was recently discovered that genetic sequencing tests, the procedures required to detect difficult-to-diagnose malformations or orphan/rare diseases can be studied in laboratory facilities.
Here are the top 10 most prominent people in the health sector 2022:
We congratulate the other outstanding leaders of the health sector in our country who are among the top 10 for 2022: Dr. Carolina Corcho, the current Minister of Health, who is leading her proposal for health reform; Dr. Luis Eduardo Pino, renowned medical oncologist, innovator, expert in AI and CEO of Oxler; Dr. Martha Lucia Ospina was until a few weeks ago the outstanding director of the National Institutes of Health in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she delivered stellar results; Dr. Galo Viana Muñoz manager of Mutual Surge EPS and who was recognized last year as Person of the Year in the health sector, and Dr. Claudia Sterling Cruz Verde current Vice President of Legal and a renowned columnist, professor, literary leader and diversity defender of and social inclusion of women.
Biggest successes to all others.
To those who were not, but are certainly of standing in their fields and sub-fields for various merits, our sincere and very special recognition.
Many thanks to all the human geniuses in the health sector for your efforts, for your dedication, for your humane care and quality: you give us hope and security.
For the institutionalization of the public and private health sector that we have woven in Colombia in these thirty years, for its communication vessels, for its commitment, for its investments, for its technologies, for its results and the accountability that it gives us allows identification. Progress and pending to which we all must be committed.
and, of course, for patientsThat is, for all Colombians who will one day already be or are already in that position, their commitment to self-care, responsible use of services, regional empowerment in favor of continuous improvement and sometimes while following Patience is required. In this constant quest for wellness we have always needed comprehensive care: You are the catalyst that pulls all the strings of this complex health system.
From now on we will start probing the ecosystem to note down the names of the leaders who will take charge in 2023.