National Association of Professional Women Inducts Puja Patel, National Senior Manager at American Heart Association, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Puja Patel selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Puja with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Puja Patel as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. With more than
700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to recognize Puja with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

As a resourceful and self-motivated healthcare quality professional, Puja Patel has been able to expand the parameters of her job description to keep pace with the ever-evolving compliance demands, scientific progress and regulatory issues of the healthcare profession. With a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas Arlington, she is highly qualified for her position as Senior Manager at the American Heart Association.

Ms. Patel’s responsibilities include executing strategies and activities to support the AHA / ASA Hospital Accreditation business model. She plans, organizes and manages hospital accreditation and certification activities as well as provides guidance and training on operational model / standards of hospital accreditation. Professionally representing AHA Healthcare Quality and Health IT, Ms. Patel is responsible for cultivating, managing and executing organizational relationships with accrediting organizations.

As Senior Manager, Ms. Patel leads partnership model development and execution, and manages all fiscal responsibilities such as budget development, revenue and sales projections, management, and reporting. She oversees and manages development and execution of program-specific marketing and communication plans, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures and processes to drive program growth and position for success. Ms. Patel has built a strong foundation and will continue to grow professionally.

Awards & Accomplishments: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Healthcare, University of Texas Arlington

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