2018 Health Care Heroes


Thank you for everyone who attended the
2018 Health Care Heroes Awards.

Applications for 2019 will open mid-August.


Click here for photos from last year's event


Health Care Heroes Awards: 

Health Care Heroes 2018

Community Outreach - Jordan Appel
First Responder - Tom Collins
Health Care Executive - Ashley Miller
Health Care Professional - Rachel Birkenhauer
Innovation - Noah Miyazaki
Lifetime Achievement - Dr. Robert Andrews
Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant - Rand Pennington
Nurse - Evalena Leonard
Physician - Dr. William Eakins
Community Achievement - James Fish


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 

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., New Hanover Medical Group

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.

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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Event Discussion


Friday Nov 16, 2018

5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


The Country Club of Landfall

800 Sun Runner Place
Wilmington, NC 28405

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