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Rochester Business Journal
March 24, 2015

Twenty-four honorees—22 individuals and two organizations—were honored Tuesday at the Rochester Business Journal’s 2015 Health Care Achievement Awards luncheon. This year’s honorees are the 13th group to receive the awards.

Nearly 400 people attended the event at Hyatt Regency Rochester.

The Health Care Achievement Awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of people and organizations who have a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region.

Individuals and groups were eligible for consideration in eight categories: innovation, management, medical professional, nurse, physician, senior care, special needs and volunteer.

The Award Recipients:

Carestream Health
Brian Justice D.C.
Rochester Regional Health System

Jacqueline Beckerman
Thomas Caprio M.D.
John D’Souza M.D.

Medical professional
Curtis Haas
Sally Rousseau
Jessica Salamone

Rose Agins R.N.
Elizabeth Bouwens R.N.
Harriet Kitzman R.N.

Mary Dombovy M.D.
David Korones M.D.
Betty Rabinowitz M.D.

Senior care
Jill Graziano R.N.
Mary Beth Hossenlopp N.P.
Dona Rickard R.N.

Special needs
Dorota Gardy M.D.
Shelley VanLare R.N.
Sylvester Zielinski

Jim Ahearn
Richard Kolb
Ruth Machiele

Co-sponsors of the event are Advantage Federal Credit Union, MVP Health Care, Roberts Wesleyan College, the University of Rochester Simon Business School and Carestream Health.

(c) 2015 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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