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Health Care Achievement Awards

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
VIP reception 11:15 a.m. to noon
Awards luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Reserve a seat!

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 nine categories, will be profiled in a special supplement published in March.

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

The honorees for 2016 are:

Behavioral Health
  Rory Houghtalen M.D., Rochester Regional Health
  Carole Farley-Toombs, UR Medicine
  Steve Willmarth, the Arc of Monroe County, NYSARC Inc.

Health Care Staff
  Douglas Della Pietra, Rochester Regional Health’s Rochester General Hospital
  Carol Maskiell, Jewish Senior Life

  Health and Wellness Services, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
  G4 Advanced Location Protocol, Response Care Inc.
  mPower app, Ray Dorsey M.D., UR Medicine

  Patricia Heffernan, Lifetime Care
  Charles Runyon, St. John’s
  Frank Korich, Finger Lakes Health

  Mary Fazio R.N., Jewish Senior Life
  Ann Brennan Cott R.N., Hillside Family of Agencies
  Joshua Smith R.N., Rochester Regional Health’s Unity Hospital

  Colleen Fogarty M.D., Jordan Health
  Robert McCann M.D., UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital
  Michael Kamali M.D., UR Medicine

Senior Care
  Sharon Galasso, Finger Lakes Health
  Peggy Petrone, UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital
  Stephen Ryan M.D., Rochester Regional Health

  Dorette “Terry” Clein, Rochester Regional Health’s Unity Hospital
  Mark Siewert, UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital
  George Haines, Rochester Regional Health’s Unity Hospital

Tickets for the luncheon are $60 a person, $600 per table of 10; for the VIP reception and luncheon, $75. To reserve a seat, click here.

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Underwriting sponsor:

Annese & Associates, Inc.

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