Special Needs Advocate Heroes in the Midstate
The Future of Healthcare Award will be presented to Jennifer Bielecki Â Volunteer/Working Student, Triangle Therapeutic Riding and Trent Wenger Â 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.
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
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
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.
Holy Spirit Health System
Jerome H. Rhoads Inc.
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 Â Volunteer/Working Student, Triangle Therapeutic Riding
Trent Wenger Â Junior Member President, Shippensburg Area EMS
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 Â CEO, Holy Spirit Health System