Judging is complete and the results are in. Our panel of expert judges has selected eight healthcare leaders as MediStar honorees.
We are excited to have these leaders join the MediStar Award family, an elite group of healthcare leaders. They can feel proud knowing that they have contributed wisdom, knowledge, talents and heart to the provision of excellence in healthcare.
Their contributions to excelling the business of healthcare will be recognized and celebrated at the ninth annual MediStar Awards! The eight honorees will be recognized at the award ceremony on Tuesday, September 1 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
For those familiar with the MediStar Awards, the format has changed this year. Instead of the honorees (winners) being announced at the award ceremony, honorees are announced now and will be celebrated at the awards on September 1.
Held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, the MediStar Awards are the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of healthcare. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate with the honorees. Purchase tickets and tables now at www.medistarawards.com.
The honorees include:
The A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education
Presented to an organization that takes creative approaches to developing and implementing programs, which enhance the level of knowledge, education and career opportunity in healthcare.
KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER
One of a select group of organizations throughout the United States charged with assisting providers, practices, and hospitals in the achievement of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Seven Counties Services
The Kentucky Life Sciences 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.
PERCUTANEOUS VALVE PROGRAM
A partnership between Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, and the University of Louisville. Providing patients at high risk for open heart surgery with minimally invasive options that can save lives and improve a patient’s quality of life.
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.
Director of Nursing
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.
OWENSBORO HEALTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Designed by HGA
The BOK Financial 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 care.
HOSPICE OF THE BLUEGRASS
A national leader in delivering high quality end-of-life care and a pioneer in developing new programs that respond to the evolving needs of the seriously ill and their families.
The Seven Counties Services Health 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 and Chief
Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine
University of Louisville Physicians
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.
NEAL RICHMOND, MD
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer
Louisville Metro EMS