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Thank you to everyone that helped make the tenth annual Healthcare Heroes Awards a success! On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Central Penn Parent recognized excellence and honored the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of healthcare in Central Pennsylvania. Please click here to be notified when nominations open for the 2018 Healthcare Heroes Awards.

2017 Healthcare Hero Winners & Finalists
*Winners are in bold

Breast Cancer Caregiver of the Year
Angela Soto Hamlin, MD, FACS, Geisinger Holy Spirit Breast Care Center
Lisa K. Torp, MD, FACS, PinnacleHealth

Dental & Oral Hero
George Herrold, Hamilton Health Center
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Health Administration Hero
Hagir S. Elsheikh, BSN, RN, HSE Staffing Agency LLC
Joni L. Griffin, RN, BSN, VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove
Darlene K. Heiges, Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
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Mental Health Caregiver of the Year
Case Management Unit
Amanda Keith, LSW, PA Counseling Services - Renaissance

Nurse of the Year
Kelly E. Lesh, RN, PinnacleHealth
Jessica A. Maritto, MSN, BSN, RN, CRNA, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Clara R.White, MSN, CRNP, CPT, Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialists

Pediatric & Pediatric Specialties Hero
Peter E. Andrews, Jr, RN, Penn State Children’s Hospital
Paula I. Cameron, BSN, RN, Penn State Children’s Hospital
Kristy J. Connelly, RN, BSN, CPHON, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Ivona Diamond, MD, Hamilton Health Center
Abigail C. Hamilton, BSN, RN, CPN, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Clark McSparren, Lancaster General Health
Robert P. Olympia, MD, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Physician of the Year
William M. Bird, DO, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Ryan C. Crim, MD, AllBetterCare Urgent Care Center
Todd Curran, Do, OSS Health
Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, FACS, FACC, PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute

Special Needs Advocate
ABA in PA Initiative
Shawn Brown, Fitness 4 Focus
Ashley M. Mantheiy, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Jude McCrea, Hamilton Health Center
Adrienne N. Walter, BSN, RN, Penn State Children’s Hospital

Special Award Recipients

Eye Care Specialist Hero
Mark A. Grandas, OD, Cruse Eye Care Specialties and Elmwood Eye Center

Pharmacy Hero
Srikari Vanguri, Rite Aid

Senior Care Hero
Penn State Hershey Medical Group – Care Managers

Women’s Health & Wellness Hero
Megan E. Shellenberger, BSN, RN, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Volunteer Hero
Erica Shoesmith, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Future of Healthcare Award
Kalin Lapp, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Welcome Sponsor - PinnacleHealth
Major Sponsor – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
Future of Healthcare Award Sponsor – The PA College of Health Sciences
Nurse of the Year Category Sponsor – Gift of Life Donor Program
Pediatric & Pediatric Specialties Hero Sponsor – Hanover Hospital
Physician of the Year Sponsor – The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Special Needs Advocate Sponsor – PSA Healthcare

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