The A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education
Presented to organization that takes creative approaches to developing and implementing programs, which enhance the level of knowledge, education and career opportunity in healthcare.
Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute
Health Enterprises Network
UofL School of Medicine, LGBT Health Curriculum
Louisville VA Hospital Wound Care Unit
Norton Healthcare Office of Workforce Development
Pediatric Residency Program, Department of Pediatrics, UofL School of Medicine
UK Kentucky Regional Extension Center
The Hall Render Leadership in Healthcare Award
Presented to a progressive and entrepreneurial individual who is not afraid to take risks and whose job performance is considered exemplary by providers, patients and peers.
Sheila Carter, president, Heartsong Memory Care
David Dunn, MD, PhD, executive vice president for Health Affairs, University of Louisville
Kendra Grubb, MD, cardiovascular surgeon with UofL Physicians,, KentuckyOne Health
Daniel Eichenberger, MD, interim CEO and chief medical officer, Floyd Memorial Hospital
Mary Haynes, president/CEO, Nazareth Home
Jerry Hoganson, president, Wesley Manor Retirement Community
Isaac Myers II, MD, chief health integration officer, Baptist Health
Helen Overfield, director, American Diabetes Association
Michael Shannon, CEO, First Urology
Shiao Woo, MD, chairman, radiation oncology, UofL School of Medicine
Anthony Zipple, CEO, Seven Counties Services
The Seven Counties Services Healthcare Advocacy Award
Presented to an individual or organization that has worked to raise awareness of health challenges in our region and worked to affect change.
Melissa Currie, MD, medical director, Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine, UofL School of Medicine
Rob Edwards, chief external affairs officer, UK HealthCare
Family Community Clinic
Marta Miranda, chief empowerment officer, Center for Women and Families
The Kentucky Life Science Council Healthcare Innovation Award
Presented to an organization that has developed a new procedure, device, service, program or treatment that improves the delivery of care.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Enhanced Personal Health Care Program
KentuckyOne Health, University of Louisville and Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Islet Auto-transplantation Program
KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville, Percutaneous Valve Program
Louisville Metro EMS
UK Kentucky Regional Extension Center
Union Springs Integrative Medicine
UofL Departments of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and Bioengineering
The Aging Care Award
Presented to an organization that has advanced the level of care for the senior community through innovative methods resulting in reduced costs and improved quality of life.
Hospice of the Bluegrass
KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville
UofL Division of Geriatrics
Wesley Manor Retirement Community
The Facility Design Award
Presented to an architectural firm that demonstrated functional or innovative design in a new or renovated healthcare facility, which improves the delivery of care.
UK HealthCare, Gill Heart Institute New Inpatient Unit, Designed by GBBN Architects
Family Health Centers – East Broadway, Designed by JRA Architects
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Designed by HGA
Seven Counties Services – Center One
The Nurse of the Year Award
Presented to a nurse who has gone above and beyond their normal responsibilities to improve best practices and contribute to patient education.
Carl Helvie, founder and president, Carl O. Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation
Kim Hobson, director of nursing, Nazareth Home
Whitney Nash, PhD, associate dean of practice and service, UofL School of Nursing
Deanna Young, vice president of nursing, Wesley Manor Retirement Community
The Physician of the Year Award
Presented to a physician who has shown outstanding leadership and vision and has contributed to their workplace leaving a lasting legacy.
Pukar Patel, chief medical officer, Children’s Services, Seven Counties Services
Gregory Postel, MD, CEO, UofL Physicians
Neal Richmond, MD, CEO, Louisville Metro EMS
Bart Rydzewski, MD, treasurer, Diagnostic X-Ray Physicians (DXP)
Joern Soltau, MD, Eye Specialists, University of Louisville Physicians