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NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award winners named

By , - Last modified: June 21, 2016 at 1:59 PM
Education Hero: Individual (winner)
Education Hero: Individual (winner)
John Gallucci, President and CEO, JAG Physical Therapy


NJBIZ named its Healthcare Heroes award winners for 2016 Tuesday at a breakfast event at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.

The 10th annual awards pay tribute to individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey. In an ever-changing health care world, these people and companies that go above and beyond matter more than ever to the residents of the Garden State.

The program was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; CareOne; Arthur J. Gallagher; Hackensack University Health Network; McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter; and New Jersey Hospital Association. Comcast Spotlight was the photo booth sponsor.

Education Hero: Individual (winner)

John Gallucci
Title: President and CEO
Company: JAG Physical Therapy

Education Hero: Individual (finalists)

Thomas Cavalieri
Title: Dean
Company: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Debbie Hart
Title: President and CEO
Company: BioNJ

Eric LeGrand
Title: Founder of Team LeGrand
Company: Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Thomas Yanisko
Title: Administrative Director of Hospitality Services
Company: Community Medical Center

Education Hero: Organization (winner)

New Jersey Hospital Association Veteran Navigators
Location: Princeton
Top executive: Betsy Ryan

Education Hero: Organization (finalists)

Enright Melanoma Foundation
Location: Summit
Top executive: Janet Horowitz

Gregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation
Location: Lodi
Top executive: Fred Hirsch

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Location: Newark
Top executive: Darrell K. Terry, Sr.

The Institute for Simulation Learning at Holy Name Medical Center
Location: Teaneck
Top executive: Michael Maron

Healthcare Professional of the Year (winner)

Robert C. Garrett
Title: President and CEO
Company: Hackensack University Health Network

Healthcare Professional of the Year (finalists)

Joan Brennan
Title: Senior Vice President of Quality and Performance Excellence
Company: AtlantiCare Health System

Tomas Gregorio
Title: Senior Executive Director
Company: New Jersey Innovation Institute

Kristen Silberstein
Title: Assistant Vice President, Managed Care
Company: The Valley Hospital

Michael Maron
Title: President and CEO
Company: Holy Name Medical Center

Hospital of the Year (winner)

Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Top executive: Dr. Adrienne Kirby

Hospital of the Year (finalists)

Hunterdon Medical Center
Location: Flemington
Top executive: Robert Wise

Jersey City Medical Center, RWJBarnbas HEALTH
Location: Jersey City
Top executive: Joseph F. Scott

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
Location: Rahway
Top executive: Kirk Tice

Innovation Hero: Individual (winner)

Nish Parikh
Title: Founder and CEO, WebTeam Corporation
Company: Webteam Corporation

Innovation Hero: Individual (finalists)

Kamala Maddali
Title: VP, Biopharm Market Development, Collaborations and Companion Diagnostics
Company: Cancer Genetics, Inc.

Stuart Peltz
Title: CEO
Company: PTC Therapeutics Inc.

Prakash Rao
Title: VP, Diagnostics & Research Operations and Director, Transplant Laboratory
Company: NJ Sharing Network

John Tedeschi
Title: CEO
Company: Continuum Health Alliance

Innovation Hero: Organization (winner)

St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Location: Paterson
Top executive: Kevin Slavin

Innovation Hero: Organization (finalists)

Conquer Paralysis Now
Location: Princeton
Top executive: Craig Williams
Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Hackensack
Top executive: Robert C. Garrett
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Location: Livingston
Top executive: Stephen Zieniewicz
United Rescue at Jersey City Medical Center
Location: Jersey City
Top executive: Joseph Scott

Nurse of the Year (winner)

Lea Rodriguez
Title: Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services
Company: Clara Maass Medical Center-Patient Care Services

Nurse of the Year (finalists)

Dorothy Beauliere
Title: RN, CCRN
Company: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Carlie Cord
Title: APN
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center

Andrew Thomas
Title: Director, Care Transitions
Company: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Lauren Van Saders
Title: Director
Company: Holy Name Post Acute Services

Physician of the Year (winner)

Dr. Amor Mehta
Title: Medical Director - Comprehensive Adult & Pediatric Epilepsy Center and Video EEG Monitoring Program
Company: Jay & Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical

Physician of the Year (finalists)

Dr. Bruce Haffty
Title: Interim Director, Rutgers Care Institute of New Jersey
Company: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center

Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar
Title: Chief, Renal and Pancreas Division
Company: Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. John Rundback
Title: Director of the Interventional Institute at Holy Name Medical Center
Company: Holy Name Medical Center

Dr. Mark Russo
Title: Director, Structural Heart Disease
Company: RWJ Barnabas/Newark Beth Israel

Public Health Hero (winner)

Dr. Bipin Patel
Title: Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Company: Saint Peter's University Hospital

Public Health Hero (finalists)

Dr. Tushar Patel
Title: President
Company: Indian Health Camp of New Jersey

Dr. William Tansey, III
Title: Cardiologist
Company: Summit Medical Group

Dr. Karma Warren
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Company: University Hospital - Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School

Diane Weeks
Title: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Company: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

Volunteer of the Year (winner)

Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio
Title: Founder
Company: Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year (finalists)

Gary Frahm
Title: Volunteer In Charge
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center

Robert Orozovich
Title: Volunteer and End-of-Life Doula, Villa Marie Claire
Company: Holy Name Medical Center's Villa Marie Claire Residential Hospice

Sunil Parikh
Title: Chair, Medical Resource Committee
Company: Indian Health Camp of NJ

Lloyd Stabiner
Title: President of the Board of Directors
Company: The Center for Family Support

Workplace Wellness Hero (winner)

County of Somerset
Location: Bridgewater
Top executive: Michael Amorosa

Workplace Wellness Hero (finalists)

Delaware River Port Authority
Location: Camden
Top executive: John Hanson

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Location: Parsippany
Top executive: Aaron Graff

Hunterdon Healthcare
Location: Flemington
Top executive: Robert Wise

Manhattan Maintenance Company
Location: Fairfield
Top executive: Taryn Peppo

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