Healthcare Heroes

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Arkansas Business presents Healthcare Heroes awards program to honor individuals, companies and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in Arkansas. Their acts of heroism represent a display of dedication to excellence in the area of expertise beyond the scope of their jobs. Through their commitment to their profession and their community, they serve as an inspiration to others in an effort to improve the quality of healthcare and discover new ways to assist those in need.

Health Care Heroes Luncheon

November 18, 2015

11:30am - 1:00pm
Embassy Suites, Little Rock
Business Attire
$60 ticket | $600 table (seats 10)

2015 Finalists:

  • Lifetime Achievement Winner

    • John Shock, UAMS Jones Eye Institute

  • Healthcare Professional of the Year

    • Brenda Braird, CHI St. Vincent
    • Larry Shackleford, Washington Regional
    • Shon Woodiel, The Robbi Davis Agency, Inc.

  • Hospital of the Year (large)

    • Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock
    • CHI St. Vincent
    • UAMS
    • Unity Health

  • Hospital of the Year (small)

    • Baptist Health Medical Center, Arkadelphia
    • CHI St. Vincent, Morrilton
    • NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

  • Innovation Hero

    • Emad Aboud, CHI St. Vincent ANI
    • Curtis Lowery, UAMS
    • Amir Mian, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
    • Paul Levy, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital

  • Nurse of the Year

    • Sharon Aureli, Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock
    • Jan Brandeburg, CHI St. Vincent
    • Connie Hill, St. Bernards Medical Center

  • Physician of the Year

    • Lee Archer, UAMS
    • Lawrence Braden, Ouachita Valley Family Clinic
    • Gina Drobena, UAMS
    • Ali Krischt, CHI-St. Vincent ANI
    • Devi Nair, St. Bernards Heart & Vascular

  • Women's Health & Wellness Hero

    • Crystal McCoy, Correct Care Solutions
    • David Parish, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
    • Carl Riddell, Arkansas Department of Health
    • Zachary Stowe, UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute

  • Workplace Wellness Hero

    • CHI, St. Vincent
    • Healthworks, Unity Health
    • James Keller, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
    • Jayme Mayo, Nabholz Construction Corporation


For more information contact Leslie Gordy at (501) 372-1443 or at


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