Small Business Times is proud to present the 2007 Health Care Heroes Awards program. This is the fourth year of this wonderful program, and it is quickly becoming a Milwaukee holiday tradition.
In the previous years, we met some amazing people. People like Chris Cook, the EMS coordinator at Waukesha Memorial Hospital who was wounded while bravely serving his country in Iraq. People like the medical team that treated rabies victim Jeanna Giese and nursed her to recovery.
Each year’s class of Health Care Heroes features its own cast of worthy characters. Most often, they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are on the front lines of health care in southeastern Wisconsin. Through their professionalism, their dedication and their kindness, they make this world a better place.
In this year’s program, you’ll meet 15 heroes. You’ll meet a retired couple that travels to provide dental care to the impoverished people of Haiti. You’ll meet a doctor who provides comfort and counsel to the grieving parents of dying infants. You’ll meet an elderly Pearl Harbor survivor who still volunteers to help nursing home residents, many of whom are younger than he is. You’ll meet a nurse who dodges bullets while tending to the elderly in rough neighborhoods.
I would like to personally thank our distinguished panel of judges who selected the recipients of the awards from more than 50 nominations. The Health Care Heroes judges, who have been donating their time each year since the program was launched, are: Dr. Randall Lambrecht, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Health Sciences; Karen Ordinans, executive director of the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin; Dr. Sarah Pratt, a pediatrician who is the past president of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County Board of Directors and a past member of the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors; and Connie Roethel, R.N., wellness expert and president of Core Health Group in Mequon.
I also would like to thank the program’s sponsor, Plunkett Raysich Architects, who saw the value of this great program from the very beginning. Their ongoing support is appreciated.
We salute all of our Health Care Heroes. It’s an honor to present a program that acknowledges your achievements and your selfless acts of compassion. We present their stories in this special section as a Christmas gift to our readers.
Dan Meyer, Publisher, Small Business Times
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