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Šimanek Distinguished Service Award Given Posthumously to Kathi Lencioni

CHA’s Center for Behavioral Health for the first time presented the Šimanek Distinguished Service Award posthumously. On Dec. 4, during the 12th annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium in Riverside, Kathi Lencioni was remembered and honored.

Kathi Lencioni, as CEO of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and Sharp McDonald Center in San Diego, served on the advisory board for the Center for Behavioral Health from 2010 through 2015, when she retired. She had over 30 years of experience in health care management and promoted behavioral health awareness on the local, state and national levels. Larkin Hoyt and Christiana Paul of Sharp Mesa Vista accepted the award on her behalf.

The Šimanek Distinguished Service Award, named after its first recipient attorney Joe Šimanek, recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in the behavioral health setting.