Phoenix, AZ, September 02, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Business Journal of Phoenix has named Dr. Donald Warne as one of this year’s Health Care Heroes finalists in the Community Outreach category.
Warne is a member of South Dakota’s Oglala Lakota tribe who resides in Arizona. Warne received his medical degree from Stanford University and his master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. He teaches a class entitled, “American Indian Health Policy,” at Arizona State University’s College of Law and provides healthcare to patients at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital.
Warne is president and chief executive officer of the American Indian Health Management & Policy consulting group. Their focus is on improving tribal community health systems. Warne’s holistic approach to healthcare combines modern medicine with traditional American Indian healing.
Warne is active in many health organizations and was instrumental in the formation of the WellCare Foundation that provides free integrated healthcare to single working mothers and their children in need throughout Maricopa County. These moms do not qualify for state assistance and cannot afford the cost of health insurance or needed healthcare.
Warne continues to sit on the board of the WellCare Foundation and is one of the 89 healthcare providers who donate their services in order to serve members of their community who are in need of assistance. The WellCare Foundation model is one that could be duplicated in other states throughout the country in an effort to provide healthcare to uninsured single working mothers and their children.