Congratulations to Sandra R. Hernandez, MD featured on the STATUS List 2023!

Our LCOE team would like to congratulate our Advisory Council member, Sandra R. Hernandez, MD for being featured on the STATUS List 2023!

STATUS List 2023 - The ultimate list of leaders in life sciences.

"There’s never been a better time to recognize standout individuals in health, medicine, and science. Although there are countless contenders to choose from, we’ve selected just 46 — an homage to the number of chromosomes in human DNA. As part of a months-long process, STAT leaned on its seasoned editorial team to research and identify hundreds of finalists who made noteworthy contributions to their fields over the past year. Then a panel of STAT reporters and editors winnowed the list down, placing special emphasis on people who have sought to help others and build community in these often-divisive times.

Dr. Hernandez has spent her career working toward equitable public health access — most recently as head of the California Health Care Foundation, a philanthropic trust with the aim of improving access to quality care in a state where nearly one-third of residents live at or near the poverty level. As a member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Healthy California for All Commission, which released its final report last April, she had a hand in laying out a potential path toward affordable, high-quality health care for all Californians. Hernández also helped draft rules for the state’s health information data exchange, set to launch in 2024, that will consolidate medical records to help health care professionals better coordinate care."