Indianapolis Business Journal is pleased to present the 11th annual Health Care Heroes awards. Each year, IBJ solicits nominations from the public in five categories. A committee of judges from all facets of health care picks three finalists, including a winner, in each category.

Award Categories:      Community Achievement in Health Care     Advancement in Health Care     Physician     Non-Physician     Volunteer

Community Achievement in
                           Health Care

honors a company or organization that has successfully implemented a program that has
addressed an acknowledged problem in health care administration or delivery.

Winner

Center for Youth and Adults with
Conditions of Childhood

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Finalists

Quality Health First Program

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Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety

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Alliance Home Health Care - Nostalgia Program

Aspire Indiana, Inc.

Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood

Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety

Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent - Project 18

Quality Health First Program

honors a company or individual primarily responsible for scientific discovery or for development
of a new procedure, device or service that can save lives or improve quality of life for a large number of people.

Winner

George W. Sledge Jr., MD
Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology,
Professor of Medicine and Pathology,
Indiana University Melvin and
Bren Simon Cancer Center

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Finalists

Vicenta Salanova, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Indiana University
School of Medicine; Director Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Indiana University Hospital

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Samantha Backhaus, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist,
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

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Samantha Backhaus, PhD

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Wade Lange, ImmuneWorks, Inc.

Robert Lubitz, MD

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Bruce Molitoris, MD

Indiana University

Vicenta Salanova, MD, FAAN

Indiana University Hospital, Indiana University School of Medicine

George W. Sledge Jr., MD

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

honors a physician whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients and peers.

Winner

Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Palliative Care Program, Wishard Health Services; Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship,
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Finalists

Amy D. Shapiro, MD
Medical Director,
Indiana Hemophilia
& Thrombosis Center, Inc.

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Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD
Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurology,
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH

Indiana University School of Medicine

Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD

Wishard Health Services, Indiana University School of Medicine

Kevin Macadaeg, MD

Indiana Spine Group

Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Christopher Salerno, MD

St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana

Jennifer L. Satterfield-Siegel, DDS

Special Smiles Dentistry

Amy D. Shapiro, MD

Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc.

Kirpal Singh, MD

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Francesca Tekula, MD

Central Indiana Orthopedics

honors an individual from nursing or allied health fields whose
performance in the delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers.

Winner

Penny Handshaw
Director of Rehabilitation Services,
Wishard Health Services

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Finalists

Michele Kuntz Wood, RN
Manager of Women's Health Services,
Franciscan St. Francis Health

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Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS
Team Leader, Physical
Therapy Wound Management,
Indiana University Health

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Joan T. Carroll, RN, MSN, CDE

Indiana University Health

Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS

Indiana University Health

Penny Handshaw

Wishard Health Services

Carol Kellams

Hancock Regional Hospital

David Kelleher

Indiana Employers Forum of Central Indiana

Jan Powers

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Bradley Sutton, OD

Indianapolis Eye Care Center

Mary E. Williamson

Indiana University Health/Methodist Hospital

Michele Kuntz Wood, RN

Franciscan St. Francis Health

honors an individual who is not employed in health care but has
had a major impact in the delivery of care through volunteer work.

Winner

John W. "Jack" Heiney
Community Health Network Foundation

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Finalists

Tyler Hoeppner
St. Vincent Foundation

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Chris and Michele Brown
Aidan Brown Foundation

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Chris and Michele Brown

Aidan Brown Foundation

John W. "Jack" Heiney

Community Health Network Foundation

Tyler Hoeppner

St. Vincent Foundation

George Huntley

Theoris Group

Darlene Tinsley

Rosewalk at Lutherwoods

 

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