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2018 Health Care Heroes Awards Finalists

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 2, 2018
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizers that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Wilmington area.

A panel of judges reviewed nominations submitted from the community to decide finalists in each of 10 categories and ultimately the winners.

The Health Care Heroes awards will be handed out at an event Nov.  16. (Click here for event and ticket information.) 

At the event, a Lifetime Achievement awards also will be given to retired physicians Robert "Bob" Andrews and James D. Hundley.

Here are this year's Health Care Heroes finalists:

Lifetime Achievement:
Dr. James Hundley, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Retired
Dr. Robert Andrews, M.D., Retired
 
Community Achievement:
James Fish, President and CEO, Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. 
Anne Rostan, Assistant Director/Alzheimer's Specialist, Home Instead Senior Care
New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Heart Failure Program Team
 
Community Outreach:
Jordyn Appel, Community Food Access Coordinator, Feast Down East
Joyce Messick, Certified Nursing Assistant, Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Hayley Sink, Executive Director, Access of Wilmington
 
Innovation in Health Care:

Sara Rose Harcus, Founder, Dmanna
Dr. Brian Lanier, Owner and Family Physician, Promina Health
Noah Miyazaki, Vice President of Business Development, Miyazaki Enterprises, LLC
 
Health Care Executive:
Wanda Coley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Well Care Health
Ashley Miller, Director of Development, American Heart and Stroke Association
James Rouse, Chief Administrative Officer, EmergeOrtho
 
Health Care Professional:

Sarah Bentley, Recreation Therapist, Rehabilitation Services, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Rachael Birkenhauer, Certified Lactation Counselor, Lactation Counseling Services
Shannon Jordan, Admissions Coordinator, The Davis Community 

Physician:
Dr. Chris Cosgrove, Physician/ Internal Medicine Specialist, Intracoastal Internal Medicine
Dr. Toren Davis, M.D., NHRMC Physician Group-Coastal Family Midicine 
Dr. William Eakins, M.D. (Ret.), NHRMC Physician Group–New Hanover Medical Group
 
Nurse:
Nina Kammerich, Community Outreach Nurse, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Evalena Leonard, R.N., Cape Fear Community College
Jan Pahl, Manager, Willie Stargell Dialysis Center/Vascular Access Team, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant:
Kathy Mann, Nurse Practitioner, Proactive Medicine
Tracy Moore, Nurse Practitioner, Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Rand Pennington, Family/Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, NHRMC Physician Group - New Hanover Medical Group 
 
First Responder: 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center's AirLink Blood Service Team
Tom Collins, Director of Emergency Management, Pender County
David Dudding, Battalion Chief Training Division, Pender EMS & Fire, Inc.
 
Volunteer: 

Fran Salone-Pelletier, Volunteer Chaplin, Novant Health
LeShonda Wallace, Executive Director, SEEDS of Healing
Corey Yingling, Lean Coach/Facilitator, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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