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2020 Health Care Heroes finalists named

More than 30 leaders and organizations have been named finalists this year. Winners will be announced at a special morning event on March 13 at the Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

Let’s celebrate the health care heroes of Central Pennsylvania.

Each year the Central Penn Business Journal and Central Penn Parent recognizes excellence, promotes innovation and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care

More than 30 leaders and organizations have been named finalists this year. Winners will be announced at a special morning event on March 13 at the Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

More information about the event can be found here.  Here are the 2020 finalists:

Advancements in Innovation and Healthcare:

Alder Health Services

Highmark

WellSpan Health

Allied Health Hero:

Dr. Robert Blake of Blake Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center

Nikki Marhefka of Central Penn College

Javier Muniz of Wellspan Health

Community Outreach/Education Hero:

Central Penn Business Group on Health

Jeanne McClintick LNP, CHPLN of Hospice of Central PA

Adam Marden of Susquehanna Valley EMS

Leigh-Ann Reitze of UPMC

Health Professional Hero:

Ali Washington of Gaudenzia, Inc.

Jonathan Ortiz, DO of UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle

Brian SChuler, MD of WellSpan Cardiology

Mental Health Hero:

Marian Echevarria of WellSpan Health

Kenia Perez-Gonzalez of WellSpan Philhaven – Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Pediatrics Care Hero:

Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP of Hamilton Health Center

Aimee Friedrich of WellSpan York Hospital

Gabrielle Wallace of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Senior Care Hero:

Julie Hurley of The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

Katherine Szala of Visiting Angels

Special Needs Advocate:

Jeannette Magaro of Autism in Classrooms

Cheryl D. Tierney, MD of Penn State Pediatric Rehabilitation and Development

Therapeutic Care Hero:

Denisha Roberts of Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

Volunteer Hero:

Brett Ernst, MD of Schein Ernst Mishra Eye

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero:

Lynne M. Hopfl RN, BSN, M.ED. of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Adriane Burgess of WellSpan York Hospital

Workplace Wellness Program of the Year:

County Commissioners Association of PA

Dickinson College

UTZ Quality Foods

Nurse of the Year *:

Tara Gardner of Geisinger Holy Spirit

Tammie Treibley of WellSpan Ephrata Cancer Center

Kelly Trynosky DNP, RN, ACNP-BC of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital – Center for Heart Care

Sarah Bosserman Matulewicz of WellSpan York Hospital

Physician of the Year *:

Bolanle A Limann MD, MPH, MBA of Hamilton Health Center

Mark L. Simmons of Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine

Patrick Moreno of  Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine

Amber Billet, MD, FACEP of WellSpan York Hospital

Lifetime Achievement Hero:

Thomas R. McGann M.D. of WellSpan Health

 

* A top winner will be announced in these categories at the awards celebration in March.

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