Whether they are companies, doctors, nurses, specialists or managers, join us in recognizing those who embody the word “hero” and prove their excellence in helping others.
The finalists profiles were featured in the special Health Care Heroes section of the October 21 issue of the Business Journal and the winners were announced at an awards event on November 11 at the Country Club of Landfall.
Honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration, delivery or community outreach. Judges will consider its uniqueness, cost-effectiveness and impact on the community.
Kelly Ezzell, Child medical evaluation provider, The Carousel Center
Candy Lee, Memory Partners program manager, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Sarah C. Ridout, Healthy Opportunities Program director, Cape Fear HOP, Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear
Health Care Executive:
Honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members. Judges will consider their impact on their organization and the community and relevant testimonials.
Daisy Deweese-Gatt, Senior vice president clinical delivery, ICON
J. Dale Key, CEO (retired), Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians
Ian Tooley, Director of facility services, Wilmington Health
Innovation in Health Care:
Honors an individual or team behind a new scientific discovery, procedure, treatment or device that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people. Judges will consider the current and potential impact of the innovation.
Jess Ahlum, Early relational health coach, Happy Families Happy Babies
William Lewis & Erin Lambert, Pulmonary Embolus Response Team, Novant Health Coastal Market
Amy Nolan, Owner and director, Therapy Works of Wilmington
Honors an individual for achievements throughout his or her career. Judges will consider the individual's professional accomplishments, impact on the community and assistance they gave to others.
Richard Tamisiea, Medical director of Cardiac Rehab, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Honors anyone working in health care who may not fit into the categories listed above. This includes first responders, physical therapists, dental professionals, chiropractors, certified nursing aides, mental health professionals, researchers, administrators and others whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, colleagues and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.
Sandra DiNapoli, Patient representative, Wilmington Health
Doug Flynn, Patient care tech/unit clerk, Dosher Memorial Hospital
Monique Rodriguez Marshall, Pediatric registered nurse, Maxim Homehealth Care/Bayada Pediatric Homehealth Care
Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant:
Honors a nurse practitioner or physician assistant whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.
Megan Herrington, Physician assistant, Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Cardiology
Dan Shapiro, Occupational medicine physician assistant, Wilmington Health
H. Deak Walden, Orthopedic physician assistant, EmergeOrtho
Honors a nurse whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.
Gwen Deininger, Administrative coordinator, labor and delivery and high-risk antepartum; Registered nurse, Novant Health NHRMC
Anastasia Phillips, Registered nurse, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Marian Smith, LPN, Well Care Health
Honors a physician whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.
Todd Kornegay, Internal medicine physician, Novant Health New Hanover Primary Care
Lindsey Prochaska & Kristopher Swiger, Co-medical directors, Novant Health Zimmer Cardio-Oncology Clinic
Barton Williams, Physician, Wrightsville Beach Family Health
Honors a volunteer at a health care provider or other health-related organization who is considered exemplary by people within those organizations. Judges will consider their impact on health care delivery and how their involvement has made a significant difference.
Boys In Blue, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Anne Patterson, Volunteer mentor, SCORE Cape Fear Chapter
Carol Wagner, NICU volunteer, Novant Health NHRMC