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Dr. Nora Sugintas, BS ’78

Dr. Nora Sugintas honored with Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare 2020-2021.

Dr. Nora Sugintas was honored with the prestigious Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare 2020-2021. She has also been awarded the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in Healthcare Business Development and Strategic Consulting in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Her biography has been published an unprecedented nine times in Marquis "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare", "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Finance and Industry", "Who's Who in Business and Industry", and "Who's Who Hall of Fame", limited to 500 individuals worldwide. Dr. Sugintas has been featured in the cover story of "Health Strategist", a peer reviewed periodical likened to the Harvard Business Review for healthcare. Dr. Sugintas is CEO and Founder of Strategic GPO Consultants, a consultancy firm providing deep domain expertise to medical device and medical technology companies to increase revenue and profitability in the healthcare GPO sector. A highly accomplished healthcare business development executive, public speaker, and advisor to C level executives, Dr. Sugintas has provided record breaking revenue growth to some of the world's most respected medical capital equipment and healthcare information technology companies including Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, and GE Healthcare. Dr. Sugintas is nationally recognized for providing leadership in the development and implementation of national healthcare Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) strategy to drive revenue growth for Acute Care Healthcare segments of multinational and emerging growth companies. Dr . Sugintas earned a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biological Sciences with Honors and Highest Distinction at UIC in 1978, and was awarded the coveted Louis Pasteur Award for Academic Excellence and Research in 1978. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and was a member of the Honors College (Edmund J. James Honors Program). She also was elected to the University of Illinois Senate.