West Orange resident Eftemia “Effie” Gikas, senior vice president, consumer banking region executive at Bank of America, recently won a spot among NJBIZ’s 2023 Leaders in Finance, an award and association that celebrates New Jersey’s financial executives who contribute to their company’s success.
“Receiving this honor is a great reflection on my amazing team and colleagues,” Gikas said. “I’m very appreciative of the honor and I’m very grateful for the support of my family.”
Efthemia “Effie” Gikas, a West Orange resident, recently received NJBIZ’s “2023 Best Women in Business” award. This award honors women in business who are making an impact in their respective industries and communities. Gikas, who is the owner and CEO of Garden State Endoscopy and Surgery Center, has been recognized for her commitment to patient care, community service, and leadership.
Gikas has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and has been instrumental in the success of Garden State Endoscopy and Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility located in North Bergen, New Jersey. Under her leadership, the center has received numerous awards and recognitions, including accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
In addition to her professional achievements, Gikas is actively involved in community service. She is a member of several organizations, including the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce and the Order of AHEPA. She is also a founding member of the New Jersey Center for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve patient safety and quality of care in New Jersey.
Gikas is known for her compassionate approach to patient care and her dedication to providing high-quality healthcare services to the community. She believes that healthcare is a basic human right and that every patient deserves the best possible care. Her commitment to patient care is reflected in the center’s mission statement, which reads, “To provide the highest quality of care, using the most advanced technology and medical techniques, in a safe, caring, and comfortable environment.”
Gikas’ leadership skills have been recognized by her colleagues and peers in the healthcare industry. She has been featured in several publications, including NJBIZ, Becker’s ASC Review, and Modern Healthcare. She is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national conferences on topics related to healthcare management and patient care.
In receiving the “2023 Best Women in Business” award, Gikas joins a select group of women who have made significant contributions to their industries and communities. The award recognizes her leadership, innovation, and dedication to patient care and community service.
Gikas’ achievement is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Her success serves as an inspiration to other women in business who are looking to make a difference in their industries and communities. She is a role model for future generations of women leaders who aspire to make a positive impact on the world.
In conclusion, Efthemia “Effie” Gikas is a West Orange resident who has made significant contributions to the healthcare industry and her community. Her commitment to patient care, community service, and leadership has earned her the “2023 Best Women in Business” award. She is an inspiration to other women in business and a role model for future generations of leaders.