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Notable Heroes in Health Care

BizTimes Milwaukee is proud to present the inaugural showcase of Notable Heroes in Health Care spotlighting accomplished professionals across the region. The providers profiled in the following pages were nominated by their peers at work and in the community and showcase the diversity of talent and dedication in our market. The work done by the individuals profiled here is setting an example to shape a better future for our region.

METHODOLOGY: The honorees did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials. This list features only individuals for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after a review by our editorial team. To qualify for the list, nominees must be based in southeast Wisconsin. They must be currently serving in a senior level role at their firm, must hold a leadership position in their industry outside of their own organization, have made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality at their own workplace or beyond, and act as a role model or mentor.

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Leslie Waltke DP, DPT

Leslie Waltke has spent her career treating the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, integumentary and functional needs of patients during and after treatment for cancer.  Over the decades,...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Trach/Vent Team

The Children’s Wisconsin trach/vent team implemented virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic and achieved impressive results despite not being able to see patients in-person,...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Dr. Michael Gutzeit

During the past 18 months, Dr. Michael Gutzeit has been the face of Children’s Wisconsin and a voice of reason and calm, said the...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Go Baby Go

The Go Baby Go program at Children’s Wisconsin provides motorized cars to young children with special needs to improve mobility and combat learned helplessness.  It...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Kyle Jansson

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kyle Jansson and the UWM Prototyping Center team worked around the clock and collaborated with partners in...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: South Shore Health Departments

The South Milwaukee/St. Francis, Cudahy and Oak Creek municipal health departments have been working together on COVID-related initiatives since the beginning of the pandemic.  Partnerships...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Culinary Team at Clement Manor

Clemont Manor’s culinary team plays an essential role at the Greenfield-based continuing care retirement community.  The 40-member team prepares meals for up to 200 residents...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: COR Wellness

COR Wellness chief executive officer Jerry Curtin has spent his career working to understand the essence of employee performance at GE, Eaton, Standard Process...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Community Smiles Dental

Amid the uncertainty at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many dental offices closed their doors, unsure how to adapt to serve their patients.  The...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Sheryl Laird

Sheryl Laird was one of the original employees at the Women’s Care Center of Milwaukee when it opened in 2010.  She has served as a...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens, manager of children’s programs for the Centers for Independence, joined the organization in 2014 after serving two tours in Iraq as a...

Notable Heroes in Health Care: Alejandro Roldan

Working in several different roles has made Advocate Aurora Health nurse practitioner Alejandro Roldan even better at his current one, according to Advocate Aurora...

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