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Health Care Heroes 2012

Indianapolis Business Journal is pleased to present the 12th 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.

 

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

Gennesaret Free Clinics
James A. Trippi, M.D., Founder
& Board President

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Finalists

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana
Beth Johnson, Executive Director

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B.A.B.E. (Beds and Britches, Etc. Store)
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

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B.A.B.E (Beds and Britches, Etc. Store), St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Center for Aging & Community, University of Indianapolis

Charis Center for Eating Disorders

 

Garden on the Go, Indiana University Health

Gennesaret Free Clinic

Imaging Cost and Quality Program, WellPoint

Indiana Children's Services Research, IU School of Medicine

Indiana Organ Procurement Organization

Level One Vascular Emergency Program, IU Health Methodist Hospital

 

MJ Insurance

Newborn Resuscitation Simulation Outreach Program, Riley Hospital for Children

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana

 

Social Enterprises Program, Aspire Indiana, Inc.

Step-Up, Inc.

TriMedx

 

Trinity Free Clinic

Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program, Wishard Health Services

 
 

Advancement in Health Care

Top

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

Eric D. Blom, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Indiana University

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Finalists

Douglas J. Schwartzentruber, M.D.
System Medical Director of Indiana University Health Cancer Services; Associate Director of Clinical Affairs at IU Simon Cancer Center

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Daniel E. Kraft, M.D.
Director, Riley Hospital for Children Sports Medicine at Indiana University Health; Co-director, Indiana Sports Concussion Network

Joseph O'Neil, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician, Riley Hospital for Children; Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Eric D. Blom, PhD

Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy

Brad Bostic

hc1.com (a Bostech Innovation)

Lara DePoy

The Jackson Center for Conductive Education

 

Daniel Kraft, M.D. and Joseph O'Neil, M.D.

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

John Murphy, Respiratory Therapy and Electrophysiology Teams

Franciscan St. Francis Health

Mark Payne

Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

 

Doug Schwartzentruber, M.D.

Indiana University Health Cancer Services, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

James Sumners, M.D.

St. Vincent Center for Prenatal Diagnosis

Wellpoint-Watson Partnership

 
 

Physician

Top

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

Winner

Rajiv Sood, M.D., FACS
Medical Director, Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center, Wishard Health Services Professor of Plastic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Finalists

Jodi L. Smith, PhD, M.D.
John E. Kalsbeck Professor and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children/Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

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John W. Fehrenbacher, M.D.
Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, Indiana University Health

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Kathleen Bemenderfer, M.D.

Clearvista Women's Care

Rebecca Bushong, M.D.

Shideler Dermatology

Desiree Dimond, D.D.S.

Indiana Dental Association

 

Edwin M. Eppler, M.D.

Franciscan St. Francis Health

John W. Fehrenbacher, M.D.

Indiana University Health

Richard I. Fogel, M.D., FACC, FHRS

The Care Group at St. Vincent Heart Center

 

Richard K. Freeman, M.D.

CorVasc M.D.'s PC

Alex Meyers, M.D.

Reconstructive Hand Surgeons of Indiana/Bloomington Bone & Joint

David Moore, M.D.

St. Francis Medical Group Gynecologic Oncology Specialists

 

Polly Moore, M.D.

St. Francis Medical Group, Indiana Heart Physicians

James Nevin, M.D.

St. Vincent's Emergency Physicians, St. Vincent Hospital

Bala C. Rangaswami, M.D.

my-Bio Family Practice/Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

 

Mary Rouse, M.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health

Jodi L. Smith, PhD, M.D.

Riley Hospital for Children/Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, Indiana University Health

Rajiv Sood, M.D., FACS

Wishard Health Services, IU School of Medicine

 

Alison K. Wright, M.D.

American Health Network

 
 

Non-Physician

Top

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

Winner

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

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Finalists

Elizabeth A. White
Environmental Services Partner, Community Hospital East

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Jessie A. Westlund, R.N.
Chief Integration Officer, Community Health Network CEO, Community Home Health Services

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Mary L. Baker, RN, MSN, MHA

Indiana University Health

Jeremy Burnette

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IU Health Methodist Hospital Interdisciplinary Team

Indiana University Health

 

Daria Rumler

Franciscan St. Francis Health

Dr. Carl T. Sundberg, PhD, BCBA-D

Behavior Analysis Center for Autism

Jessie A. Westlund, RN

Community Health Network/Community Home Health Services

 

Elizabeth A. White

Community Hospital East

Michele Kuntz Wood, RN

Franciscan St. Francis Health

 
 

Volunteer

Top

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

Amanda Milner
Founder, Fair Haven Foundation

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Finalists

Dorothy Van Hove
Volunteer, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

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Nancy Cotterill
Founder, People on Wheels Inc.

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Bob Baxter

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Nancy A. Cotterill

People On Wheels, Inc.

Michael Forbes

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

 

Duane Hoak, Ed.D.

Aspire Indiana, Inc.

Robert McDonald

Aledo Consulting

Amanda Milner

Fair Haven Foundation

 

Dorothy Van Hove

Methodist Hospital Emergency Department, Indiana University Health

 
 

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Past Winners