Dr. Ali Namazie, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 52

Dr. Ali Namazie, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Encino, CA. Dr. Namazie has more experience with "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures", Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Namazie to book an appointment.

Dr. Namazie

Ali R. Namazie MD, A Medical Group

16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 226 Encino, CA 91436
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Namazie

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Namazie treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Namazie treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 986-5500.

"Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures"

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" specialists.

Dr. Namazie is experienced in the area of "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Deviated Septum
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High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Namazie is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
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High
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Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Namazie is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
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High
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Dr. Namazie's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(818) 986-5500

Dr. Namazie accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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LocalPlus
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LACare
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Dr. Namazie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Namazie

4.2

Based on 55 ratings

5 Stars
76.36363636363636%
(42)
4 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
3 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.363636363636363%
(9)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Listened & answered questions (42)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (42)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (11)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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He checked my mouth and nose accurately and found out the problem that my Onchologe and my family doctor and Tarzana hospital Emergency room did not understand. He is very accurate and kind.
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Mar 26, 2021
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He is great. Awsome sense of hummer. Explains everything well and knows what he is doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Afsaneh kamali – Aug 13, 2020
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Dr. Namazie was professional and very thorough as well as friendly. I am definitely recommending him to family and friends and will return if I have any future issues in his area of expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Ali Namazi is an amazing ENT. I’ve lived with a deviated septum my entire life; in addition when I was 16 yrs old, I was attacked which left me with a broken nose and in consequence a bump on the bridge of my nose. Dr Namazzi, took care of everything in one shot. He fixed the deviated septum and smoothed the bump. The day after surgery, he took the packing out and a week later took the tape off the outside of my nose. A couple days before my procedure, I took arnica to ensure the bruising and swelling were minimal; however, I had no bruising at all! I never knew how to truly breath through my nostrils until this procedure. Now I can breathe and the bump on my nose is gone. Dr.Namazi, staff and receptionists are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Namazzi himself is really nice, funny, direct and is the best of the best; I recommend everyone looking for an ENT to not look further and just call his office.
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Avi R – Feb 27, 2020
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He is the most caring Doctor I ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Virginie Macheming – Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Namazie was the best ENT doctor I have ever seen. I saw him in 2010. I just moved back to California and tried to make an appointment with him. He had told me to see him when I moved back to L.A. His office staff was rude and truly miserable to deal with. They said he joined a group even though it is showing just him and his partner. They said he will only see patients who have PPO insurance even if you have the ability to pay. It is heartbreaking that such a good doctor has such a terrible staff. I’m sure if he knew about their behavior he would not condone it but there is no way to contact him!!
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Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Namazie is an amazing, compassionate, and wonderful doctor. Unfortunately, his rude and unprofessional office staff prevent many from having the opportunity to experience his expertise. They lack manners and empathy; people aren't coming to a specialist for a check up - they come because they aren't feeling well. I WAS a former patient of his, as were other members of my family. Your office staff is your front line. Dr. Namazie has a front office problem. He needs to hire employees that don't lack compassion.
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Jan 11, 2020
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Had my first appointment with Dr. Namazie this morning. I was so impressed by his knowledge. He was very thorough, he listen patiently to my sinus problem and he explained to me what he found out and how to solve the problem step by step. He is a very charming man and has steady hands didn't hurt me at all as he pushed his camera up my nostrils. Bottom line, I was very impressed and felt confident that he can cure my sinus problem.
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UG – Jan 11, 2020
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I had my TT with him. I had a smooth, short recovery and the cut is so small and nice that I don't think it would be visible after a few months. He is very skillful, knowledgeable and caring doctor. He takes his time to listen to you and address your concerns. It's really hard to find a caring doctor like Dr. Namazie. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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N. Moradi – Oct 12, 2019
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Dr Namazie was amazing! Helped me with a severe ear infection and spent time asking me questions, and acted like he cared. I haven’t had a doctor be this personable in years, so refreshing!
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May 12, 2019
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There’s a wait but worth it ! He listens & takes time to treat you like an individual. My story? Dr Namazie 1st fixed my face after a drunk driver hit me. A year after that surgery, I was bitten in the face by a stray dog. I immediately called the office & Dr Namazie said come right in. I was scared to go to the ER with bleeding wounds on my nose & cheek. The ER wait could have been all night plus exposure to bacteria & high ER copayment$$. Dr Namazie stayed late that day and stitched me up.
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Apr 17, 2019
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The Doctor is wonderful, kind, professional with superior career, however, Staff is Ignorant, Rude, Disgusting. The girls answering phone's and behind desk are extremely ignorant, unkind. Unfriendly. Unprofessional. Fire them all and bring a NEW STAFF in this office. The doctor deserves better!!! I've had 57 doctors and this was 'Disgusting to witness'.
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Mar 17, 2019
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Never got to see him due to horrible woman who answers the phone. Will find another doctor whose office treats patients with respect.
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Feb 14, 2019
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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!! The most unprofessional office staff and extremely disrespectful and rude office manager Maryam I was threatened and bullied by her!!!! The doctor only spent five minutes during the visit and made zero attempt to resolve my concerns!
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Terrific and attentive. Took great care of my daughter and my husband.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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alana – Sep 23, 2018
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Absolutely a great Dr. My son is happy with everything he has done. Also he thinks he is a COOL Dr. Thank you Dr Namazie
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Stephanie George in Mira Loma – Feb 13, 2018
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Great Office! Wonderful doctor, he made me feel at ease and very comfortable. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
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Karen Elliot in Tarzana, CA – Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Namazi is a great doctor but has the worst office staff I have ever encountered! I was sick with constant sore throats and saw two Drs in the group which I won't mention here. I asked to see Dr N. and I really liked his practice of medicine and knowledge. He gave me medicine and although it took about a month the infection went away. Unfortunately it came back and I was not allowed to see Dr N. again. I called the office numerous times and was pushed onto Drs that I didn't want. A spec
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Buena Park, CA – Aug 25, 2017
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Warm, friendly, thorough, committed, and very responsive to patients' phone calls. I am lucky to have found him!
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Kathi Colman in Agoura Hills, CA – Jun 02, 2017
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Loved this Dr. I wasn't expecting a lot as I heard that he was so formal, just the opposite, he's cool and concerned for his patients and he gave me total trust and confidence.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our staff is always ready to help with you scheduling, insurance or anything else you may need during your time with us. We will take extra care to listen...Read more

Biography

Dr. Namazie is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University of California-Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1995
University of California-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Ali Namazie, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ali Namazie, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Namazie's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ali Namazie, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Namazie frequently treats "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures", Sleep Apnea, and Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Namazie specializes.

Where is Dr. Ali Namazie, MD's office located?

Dr. Namazie's office is located at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 226, Encino, CA 91436. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ali Namazie, MD speak?

Dr. Namazie speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Farsi. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ali Namazie, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Namazie has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Ali R. Namazie MD, A Medical Group16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 226 Encino, CA 91436
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Namazie is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)