BizTimes to honor 2014 Health Care Heroes

BizTimes Media announces the recipients of its 2014 Health Care Heroes Awards.

The awards salute the impact and the accomplishments of people and organizations that are making a positive difference in the community on the front lines of health care.

The 2014 Health Care Heroes are:

Advancements in Health Care
* Dr. Michael Mitchell, investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute.
* Justin Mortara, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Mortara Instrument Inc.
Behavioral Health
* Kimberly Flannery, nutrition director at Wisconsin Athletic Club.
* Sue McKenzie, co-director of Rogers InHealth, Rogers Memorial Hospital.
Community Service
* Robyn Kibler, administrator of Smart Smiles, a dental program sponsored by Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.
* Dick Vogel, founder of Kathy’s House (posthumous).
Corporate Achievement in Health Care
* Cultivate by Standard Process
* Source 1 Project Solutions Inc.
Executive Leadership
* Dr. Tito Izard, president and CEO of Milwaukee Health Services Inc.
* Eric Tetzlaff, administrator of Lake Terrace.
Health Care Staff
* Lisa Hacker, pediatric social worker, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
* Susan Meilinger, R.N. and health coach, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health Program.
* Heidi Sykora, Doctor of Nursing Practice and vice president of clinical quality services at the Milwaukee Center for Independence.
* Cedric Jones, burn support group volunteer, Columbia St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center.
* Jimmy Krznarich, full-time volunteer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The awards will be presented to the recipients in an inspirational program on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. To register to attend, visit

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