Prime Healthcare's Dr. Kavitha Bhatia Recognized by U.S. Congress and California Legislators for Inspiring Leadership and Service

Dr. Kavitha Bhatia, President and Chair of the Prime Healthcare Foundation and Chief Medical Officer of Strategy, Prime Healthcare, was presented with congressional and legislative recognitions for service and leadership to the community at a Women’s History Month event in Los Angeles.

At the event, Dr. Bhatia was presented with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragan’s office for her honorable service and leadership in healthcare. “I commend you for your hard work and commitment to improve the quality of life for the residents of California’s 44th District. On behalf of our entire community, I thank you for your many years of selfless service and wish you a great many more.”

Dr. Bhatia also received an Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Speaker Anthony Rendon, thanking her for her inspiring leadership and public service. “I applaud your tireless commitment and dedication to those your serve so fearlessly. We are all proud to have a distinguished role model like yourself representing the city of Lynwood. I wish you continued success!”

In addition, Dr. Bhatia received a State Senate Recognition from Senator Lena Gonzales, in honor of her unwavering commitment and dedication to improving the health of residents.“I commend your leadership for improving healthcare through educational and charitable initiative. Your outstanding efforts have granted much deserved recognition as a prominent advocate for women. On behalf of the 33rd Senate District, thank you for your contributions.”

The recognitions came as a result of Dr. Bhatia’s transformational leadership through the COVID pandemic as National Committee and Command Center Co-Chair and her strategic vision and commitment to Prime Healthcare’s award-winning family of hospitals across the nation. St. Francis Medical Center, the newest member of the Prime Healthcare, acquired during the pandemic amidst incredible challenges, has been recognized for extraordinary service to its community in South Los Angeles. This work has helped expand access to quality compassionate care and address healthcare disparities. This reflects Prime Healthcare’s mission to serve every community. This work reflects a commitment to expand access to quality compassionate care and address healthcare disparities.

Dr. Bhatia provides inspirational leadership, advancing partnerships like these with the communities Prime Healthcare serves across 14 states. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her vision and compassion that has helped Prime expand its mission, unique value, and national scale, leading to award-winning recognition from IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, The Joint Commission, Lown Institute, Healthgrades, and more.

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