HBA St. Louis honors Debbie Zimmerman, MD, and Tina Purcell, PharmD, at Annual Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Award Luncheon
We are pleased to announce that Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) has honored two Lumeris executives for their extraordinary contributions to healthcare. At the third-annual Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition luncheon Sept. 20, HBA St. Louis officially recognized Lumeris Corporate Chief Medical Officer Debbie Zimmerman, MD, and Tina Purcell, PharmD, BCPS, vice president of health plan operations.
Dr. Zimmerman received the HBA’s Healthcare Vision award for her long and distinguished history of medical leadership. Prior to joining Lumeris in 2009, she worked with several health plans, including Mercy Health Plans as chief medical officer. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having co-founded a successful disease and complex case management firm. Dr. Zimmerman practiced internal medicine for 15 years and is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. In her current role at Lumeris, she oversees various initiatives to improve clinical content, analytics and quality, as well as medical and pharmacy management and physician practice transformation.
HBA presented Purcell the Transformative Leadership award for her contributions in the strategic development of new health plans designed to advance better outcomes for patients. Immediately prior to Lumeris, Purcell was director of global medical affairs operations for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Purcell earned a doctor of pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has served in numerous leadership roles. In her current role at Lumeris, she leads enterprise transformation initiatives to optimize efficiencies, increase scalability, allow for growth and deliver a positive customer experience for all stakeholders.
The Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Awards are sponsored by HBA St. Louis to honor local women who have made an extraordinary contribution in healthcare, have served as examples to other women through their dedication and passion to healthcare, have a demonstrated desire to contribute to her organization, industry, or healthcare as a volunteer, and/or shown a commitment to mentoring other women in the field.