Health Care Heroes

Congratulations to the 2017 category winners, finalists and Lifetime Achievement winner, Dr. Charles Kays. To read more about the winners, click here.



The Greater Wilmington Business Journal's HEALTH CARE HEROES AWARDS
honors individuals and organizations that are making an impact
on the quality of healthcare in Wilmington. 

TO read about this year's finalists and this year's Lifetime Achievement winner, click here.

The 2017 Health Care Heroes Finalists: 

Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Charles Kays, Wilmington Plastic Surgery

Health Care Professional
Kevin Briggs, NHRMC
Sarah Bishop, The  Davis Community
Deak Walden, EmergeOrtho

Community Outreach
Patrick Lockamy, NHRMC, Rehabilitation Hospital
Montrel Miller, Coastal Horizons Center
LaShaonda Wallace, NHRMC

First Responder
Aaron Kasulis, NHRMC
Woodrow W. Sullivan, lll, Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. 
Philip Jewett, EmergeOrtho

Common Thread, Pine Valley United Methodist Church
Mike and Gloria Foss, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
Amy Hermann, Wilmington Childhood Cancer Support Group

Lowel H. Higgins, Jr., NHRMC
Traci Hall, Wilmington Health Surgery
Deb Goughneour, Wilmington Healing with Hope

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Bruce Williams, Black River Health Services
Daryl Turlington, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
Erin Williamson, MedNorth Health Center

Joanne B. "Anne" Allen, Allen Spine and Sports Medicine and EmergeOrtho
Catherine Daum, Wilmington Health
Scott Visser, Wilmington Health Family Medicine

Community Achievement
Olivia Herndon, SEAHEC
Jana Jones Halls, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence
Sunrise Kids Program, Lower Cape Fear Hospital

Innovation in Health Care
Kevin McNabb, NHRMC, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services
Sarah Towne, NedNorth Health Center
Austin Yeargan, Regenerative Medicine Clinic of Wilmington

Health Care Executive
John Devaney, Cape Fear Clinic
Althea Johnson, MedNorth Health Center, 
Henry Hawthorne, lll, NHRMC, Zimmer Cancer Center

About Health Care Heroes: Health Care Heroes is an annual celebration to bring together the Wilmington-area medical community and its supporters. The program has three goals: to give members of the health community a chance to connect in a fun relaxed atmosphere; to celebrate individuals who go well beyond expectations to provide excellent care for our community, and to award scholarships to up-and-coming members of the healthcare community.

For event information, contact Maggi Apel, Events Director at [email protected] 
For sponsorship information, contact Melissa Pressley, VP of Sales at 910-343-8600 x 203 or [email protected] 

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Saturday Nov 11, 2017

5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Country Club of Landfall

800 Sun Runner Place
Wilmington, NC 28405

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