Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System / by Joe Furia

Kris Gaw is not only Maricopa Integrated Health System’s Chief Operating Officer but also one of the most influential leaders in healthcare. Mrs. Gaw has been recognized numerous times for her leadership including one of the Top 25 COOs in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal and her latest recognition as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Big Media. In addition to being an exceptional leader, Mrs. Gaw is a member of the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign to end heart disease and stroke among women. She also serves on the board of Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, Maricopa County’s public behavioral health care system for persons challenged by serious mental illness.