The annual Health Care Heroes Awards, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, honors individuals in southeastern Wisconsin who are making a difference on the front lines of health care.

This inspirational program has been attended by over 200 individuals annually and opens the celebration into the holiday season.

  HEALTHCARE HEROES  Friday, December 11, 2015 |  7:30 AM - 9:30 AM  | Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Presented by:
BizTimes Media

2012 Health Care Heroes


  • Dr. David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical Sciences at Marquette University and founder and Director of Promentis Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology at Marquette University and director of the Marquette Autism Clinic


  • Dr. Joshua Field, associate medical director at the Blood Center of Wisconsin, assistant professor of medicine at MCW, and medical director and founder of the Adult Sickle Cell Clinic at Froedtert Hospital
  • Dr. Michael L. Malone, director of geriatrics at Aurora Health Care and professor of Medicine at University Wisconsin school of medicine and public health
  • Dr. Stanya Smith, medical director of Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at ProHealth Care Neuroscience Center


  • Debbie Donovan, manager of the Sexual Assault Treatment Center at Aurora Health Care
  • Darren Horndasch, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Vision, Inc
  • Bill Solberg, director of community services at Columbia St. Mary’s


  • Ernest Colburn, patient care supervisor at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care-St. Joseph
  • Gina Wheeler, operations director for Milwaukee Center For Independence L.I.F.E. Services


  • Peggy Lohr, registered nurse at Columbia St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center
  • Yvonne Kraker, director of nursing for Catholic Health Initiatives South Milwaukee assisted living facilities: Franciscan Gardens, Fransciscan Villa and Franciscan Courts


  • Daniel Hernandez, public safety officer at Marquette University
  • First Responder team of Oak Creek
  • First Responder team of Brookfield


  • Michael Hoffmann, hospice companion at Horizon Home Care and Hospice
  • Mary Czerwinski and family for their support of the Columbia St. Mary’s Huiras Family Ozaukee Community Health Clinic in honor of her brother Anthony Czerwinski