Last updated on July 25th, 2019 at 03:20 pm
BizTimes Milwaukee announces the winners of its annual Health Care Heroes awards, which will be presented at a breakfast event on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. Melinda Davenport, co-anchor of WISN 12 News This Morning, will be the emcee for the event.
The winners of the Health Care Heroes awards were selected by a panel of judges that included: Dr. Sarah Pratt; Phyllis King, vice provost of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Karen Ordinans, executive director of the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and Heidi Mayer, executive director of the Lutheran Home Foundation.
The 2016 Health Care Heroes awards winners, by category, are:
Advancements in Health Care: Honors a company or individual primarily responsible for a scientific or discovery or for the development of a new medical product or procedure.
Behavioral Health: Honors an individual or an organization for their leadership, commitment and care on behavioral health issues.
Community Service: Honors an individual or an organization for leadership in focusing on solving a particular health care issue.
- Amberlea Childs, Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure
- Judge Derek Mosley and Judge JoAnn Eiring
- Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s – Strong Baby Sanctuary
Corporate Achievement in Health Care: Honors a company or organization that has successfully implemented an innovative health care product, process or service.
Executive Leadership: Honors a senior-level individual who demonstrates strong skills in leading their organization in quality care, collaboration and financial management.
First Responder: Honors a person who arrived on the scene of a healthcare emergency utilizing their training to treat and comfort the patient in need.
Health Care Staff: Honors an individual who has made a significant difference in the well-being of others.
Nurse: Honors an individual from the nursing field whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients, peers and physicians.
- Wendy Beckett, independent home health care nurse
- Karen Bialas, Aurora Medical Center in Washington County
- Rosemary White-Traut, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Physician: Honors a physician whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
- Dr. David Margolis, Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
- Dr. Ajay Sahajpal, Aurora Health Care
Volunteer: Honors an individual who has done volunteer work for the good of one or more people or the entire community.