Lisa Murphy, associate administrator for University of California, San Diego Health System and administrative director for Cardiovascular and Medicine Services, has been chosen "Woman of the Year" in the field of health care by the Women in Leadership program sponsored by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Murphy is one of six women of achievement - in various categories, including business, non-profit, education, government, arts/culture/media and health care - honored at the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Luncheon at the Town & Country Hotel.
"Lisa brings focus and great enthusiasm to everything she does," said Kirk Peterson, MD, director, UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. "Her dedication to our mission - providing excellent patient care within a hub of education, innovation and discovery - is obvious and heart felt. We are very proud to see her efforts recognized in this way."
Murphy was selected by the East County Chamber Board for her "demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements." Her responsibilities include leadership and oversight for clinical operations as well as financial performance and program growth for the cardiovascular service line. Murphy was also actively engaged in planning, operationalizing and licensing the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center from July 2005 through opening day on July 31, 2011. Due to the success of that project, Murphy is now co-chair of the Transition Committee for UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center (JMC), a $700 million, 240-bed tertiary care medical center scheduled to open in La Jolla in 2016.