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Health Care Achievement Awards

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
VIP reception 11:15 a.m. to noon
Awards luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Rochester

Reserve your seat or table online now!

To recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in our area, the Rochester Business Journal created the Health Care Achievement Awards. Honorees, selected in eight categories, will be profiled in a special supplement published in the March 20th issue of the RBJ.

Awards will be given in the following eight categories: Health Care Innovation, Management, Medical Professional, Nurse, Physician, Senior Care, Special Needs and Volunteer.

Congratulations to our 2015 Honorees!

Carestream Health, Carestream Touch Ultrasound System
Brian Justice D.C., Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Pathway Development and Spine Program
Rochester Regional Health System, Hill Haven Home Hemodialysis Program

Jacqueline Beckerman, University of Rochester Medical Center
Thomas Caprio M.D., Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
John D’Souza M.D., ACM Medical Laboratory Inc.

Medical professional
Curtis Haas, University of Rochester Medical Center
Sally Rousseau, Evelyn Brandon Health Center, Rochester Regional Health System
Jessica Salamone, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care

Rose Agins R.N., Visiting Nurse Service—Signature Care
Elizabeth Bouwens R.N., Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
Harriet Kitzman R.N., University of Rochester School of Nursing

Mary Dombovy M.D., Rochester Regional Health System
David Korones M.D., Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Palliative Care Service,
University of Rochester Medical Center
Betty Rabinowitz M.D., University of Rochester Center for Primary Care

Senior care
Jill Graziano R.N., ElderONE, Rochester Regional Health System
Mary Beth Hossenlopp, Park Ridge Living Center, Rochester Regional Health System
Dona Rickard R.N., UR Medicine’s Thompson Health

Special needs
Dorota Gardy M.D., Personalized Recovery Oriented Services, Rochester Regional Health System
Shelley VanLare, Arc of Monroe County Inc.
Sylvester Zielinski, CDS Monarch Inc.

Jim Ahearn, Lifetime Care
Richard Kolb, UR Medicine’s Thompson Health
Ruth Machiele, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester Regional Health System

Presenting sponsor:

Supporting sponsors:

Underwriting sponsor:

Carestream Health

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