Stephen Shaya, M.D., Executive Servant Leader at J&B Medical and Managing Director of Akkad Holdings, Receives Pontifical Hero Award

The award was presented at the Fifth International Vatican Conference, which is part of a global health initiative to #UniteToCure

Stephen Shaya, M.D., Executive Servant Leader at J&B Medical and Managing Director of Akkad Holdings is a recipient of the Pontifical Hero Award for Inspiration for promoting social change through his commitment and work to improve human health and preserve the environment.

"I was truly honored to receive this recognition from the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Cura Foundation at the Fifth International Vatican Conference," Dr. Shaya said. "My grandmother and my father always passionately believed that the world needs to find solutions to make health care for the poor preventative, accessible and affordable. They took every opportunity to make a difference in peoples' lives who could never afford to repay them. They will always be my inspiration from Heaven and heroes to me."

"We are honored to recognize individuals who through their generosity, compassion, wisdom and leadership inspire hope to improve human health and increase the quality of life around the world and congratulate Dr. Stephen Shaya," said Robin Smith, M.D., M.B.A., founder and president of the Cura Foundation. 


The Fifth International Vatican Conference is a high-profile event that brings together leading journalists, scientists, physicians, patients, ethicists and leaders of faith, government and philanthropy to engage in conversations on how scientific advances coupled with cooperation can provide hope for the future with improved health care for all.

The Cura Foundation leads a major global health movement with the passionate purpose to improve human health. Cura unites public and private sectors, partnering with doctors, patients, business leaders, philanthropists and thought leaders to collaborate and create breakthroughs around the world. The foundation drives change by raising public awareness, supporting research and educating the next generation of thought leaders and medical professionals about


innovations in medicine. The Cura Foundation is a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, public and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, please visit:

Since its inception in 1996, J&B Medical has become a recognized market leader in healthcare. More than a family-owned business, we are a family of businesses that span across all aspects of medical-related care including: insurance covered products, sole source program management and national managed care contracts, medical-surgical products, emergency-medical products, retail home-care products, veterinary products, and technology solutions. J&B Medical is a nationally certified Women's Business Enterprise composed of knowledgeable industry professionals. J&B's passionate teams are motivated to provide exceptional service at every interaction. Our goal is simple: enhance the quality of life, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. J&B Medical settles for nothing less than the most innovative industry practices and the highest levels of integrity.

Source: Akkad Holdings


Categories: Healthcare

Tags: Akkad holdings, community engagement, healthcare, J&B Medical

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