Congratulations to Pediatric Center for Life (PCFL) Medical Director Thad Padua, MD on being named a winner in the inaugural Healthcare Hero Awards held this morning in Santa Clara County. The Healthcare Hero Awards, sponsored by The Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal is a new award event and publication that highlights the men, women and companies behind some of the best health care in the region. The Daughters of Charity Health System was proud to be a corporate sponsor of this event. As the founding pediatrician of the PCFL, Dr. Padua has served as a provider of inpatient and outpatient care for low income children in Santa Clara County for nearly 20 years. O’Connor’s previous Chief Operating Officer, Joanne Allen, was also a winner in the Administrator category.