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Special Needs Advocate Heroes in the Midstate

The Future of Healthcare Award will be presented to Jennifer Bielecki – Volunteer/Working Student, Triangle Therapeutic Riding and Trent Wenger – Junior Member President, Shippensburg Area EMS. Sister Romaine Neimeyer, CEO & President of Holy Spirit Hospital will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. A complete list of honorees and award descriptions follows this release.

 

The independent panel of judges for the 2011 Healthcare Heroes awards included: Mary Marshall, director of workforce and professional services and Sharon Muscatell, director of quality & accreditation services, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP); Charlene Miller Wandzilak, executive director, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association; Dr. Deborah Landis, Londonderry Animal Hospital; Dr. Lisa Fritz, director of medical education, Memorial Hospital; Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick; and Cindy Fuhrman, director, Bayada Nurses.

 

Each finalist will be honored in a special video presentation at the event, and the top-scoring individual or organization of each award category will be revealed. The special awards will also be presented at the breakfast event. The May 2011 issue of Central Penn Parent will profile the finalists and award recipients as a follow-up to the event.

 

Healthcare Heroes is a program of Central Penn Parent magazine and presented by Spring Creek Rehabilitation & Health Center. Additional sponsors include: Memorial Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Vibra Healthercare, Bayada Nurses, Hanover Hospital, KidsPeace, Gift of Life, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), Pediatric Services of America and United Disabilities Services. For more information contact Stephanie Outten at 717-236-4300 or StephanieO@journalpub.com, or visit www.centralpennparent.com. Event tickets are available online.


AWARD FINALISTS


Allied Healthcare Hero

A non-physician professional practicing in allied health or emergency services who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Ann Dennison - Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness

Charles Fields - Fields Family Dentistry, LLC

Sister Ann Marie Marabella - Holy Spirit Hospital


Children’s Health Advocate

An individual or organization committed to advancing the health and wellness of children in our local communities.

March of Dimes Foundation

Guillermo Garcia - Tan and Garcia Pediatrics

Elizabeth Shaeffer - Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central Pennsylvania

Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion

Lancaster General Health

Memorial Hospital

Tristan Associates

York Hospital Auxiliary - WellSpan


Nurse of the Year

An individual from nursing who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Chris Braunegg - Holy Spirit Hospital

Carolyn Heiserman - Penn State Hershey  Medical Center

Lynne Hopfl - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Kara Kehm - Nurse-Family Partnership

Susan Luchka - Memorial Hospital

Tamara Matter - Holy Spirit Hospital

Andrea Potteiger - PinnacleHealth 

Jody Silliker - Holy Spirit Hospital


Pediatrician of the Year

A pediatrician who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Mario Sangillo - JDC Pediatrics

Brenda Singal - York Pediatrics


Pet Care Hero

An individual from the veterinary field who demonstrates exceptional performance and compassion to both his/her “patients” and pet owners in our local communities.

Cheryl Gratson - Mechanicsburg Veterinary Clinic

Jose Venereo - Noah's Animal

Paw Prints Dog Sanctuary/Canine Corps


Physician of the Year

A physician who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Shyam Balepur - Lancaster Cancer Center

Eric Barr - Family Medical Associates of York

Paul Creary - PinnacleHealth Surgical Associates

Matthew Davies - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Mark Doody - Advantage Chiropractic

Charisse Huston - Huston Chiropractor

Brian Jones - Susquehanna Family Health Center

Oscar Murrillo - Medical Group Adult Medicine

John Repke - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Joel Winer - York Neurosurgical Associates, P.C.

 

Senior Care Hero

An individual or organization committed to advancing the health and wellness of senior citizens in our local communities.

Susan Heinle - Visiting Angels

Shirley Moore - Pleasant View Care at Home

 

Special Needs Advocate

An individual or organization invested in special needs care for adults and/or children and making a significant difference to families in our local communities.

Barbara Bradshaw - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter

Denise Fleming - Fleming Foundation

Bernadine Hershey - Schreiber Pediatric

Tony House - CBHNP

Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association Inc.

Sarah Lynn Strohman Foundation

Triangle Therapeutic Riding

UCP Central PA


Volunteer of the Year

An individual who contributes time or expertise to patients or health care issues and whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted families in our local communities.

John Cronin - Holy Spirit Hospital

Dennis Delp - PA Retina Specialists, PC

Sarah Van Dyke - Triangle Therapeutic Riding

 

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero

An individual or organization that makes women’s health and wellness a top priority, and whose services benefit women of all ages in our community.

Julie Drolet - Women's Institute for Gynecological and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Denise Neely - Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Mary Rock - Holy Spirit Hospital

Mark Stegman - Center for Women's Health

YWCA York


Workplace Wellness Hero

An organization that makes health and wellness a top priority for employees and their families by actively promoting or maintaining a healthy work environment, ergonomics program or other health-related activities or benefits.

Highmark BlueShield

Holy Spirit Health System

Jerome H. Rhoads Inc.

Momentum, Inc.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

 

Future of Healthcare Award

Presented to 2 young adults under the age of 22 who demonstrate a dedication to health care, professional behavior and service to our local communities.

Jennifer Bielecki – Volunteer/Working Student, Triangle Therapeutic Riding

Trent Wenger – Junior Member President, Shippensburg Area EMS

 

Lifetime Achievement

Presented to one individual for her lifetime career of advancing the health care of our region through heroic acts, mentoring, compassion, honor and integrity. 

Sister Romaine Niemeyer – CEO, Holy Spirit Health System

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