2016 Health Care Heroes Awards

Join us as we salute excellence, encourage innovation and recognize these deserving heroes!



The annual BizTimes Media Health Care Heroes Awards salute the impact and accomplishments of people and organizations that are making a positive difference in the community on the front lines of health care. A breakfast awards program was held in their honor on Dec. 8. In this special section, we share their stories to call attention to their efforts and innovations. The Health Care Heroes Awards profile stories were written by Alysha Schertz. The photos were shot by Troy Freund Photography and Paul Gaertner of White Dog Photography.


Advancements in Health Care

Dr. Kulwinder Dua, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Behavioral Health

Aurora Health Care

Grand Avenue Club

Community Service

Amberlea Childs

Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s – Strong Baby Sanctuary

Corporate Achievement in Health Care

Kenall Manufacturing

Executive Leadership

Jacquelyn Fredrick, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Dr. Keith Oldham, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

First Responder

David Bandomir, West Allis Fire Department

Health Care Staff

Jennifer Eggert, Milwaukee Center for Independence

Laurie Nowak, Clement Manor


Wendy Beckett, Independent home health care nurse

Karen Bialas, Aurora Medical Center in Washington County

Rosemary White-Traut, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin


Dr. David Margolis, Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Dr. Ajay Sahajpal, Aurora Health Care


Becky Gilling-Kramsky, ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Mark Hogan, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Lorraine Kofler, Kathy’s House

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