Healthcare Heros

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Date(s) - 24 Aug 2017
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

Honoring the unsung heroes of the Valley’s healthcare community!

The Phoenix Business Journal is proud to honor those in our health care community who are the unsung heroes. Join us for this health fair and celebratory awards breakfast!

Please join the Phoenix Business Journal and our sponsors as we honor and salute the Valley’s 2017 Health Care Heroes at the 16th Annual Health Care Heroes celebratory breakfast.

 The Health Care Heroes program honors those medical professionals in Phoenix who have improved health care and saved lives, especially in the past few years. We are looking for medical professionals who have made a significant contribution in these fields during the past year. Patient practice, research and innovation will all be considered. 


Thursday, August 24, 2017


The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

7700 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258






Congratulations to the 2017 Health Care Heroes Honorees:

Community Outreach Category:

Vanessa Williams, Crisis Response Network

Dr. Sydney Vail, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Maria Valenzuela, Esperanca, Inc.

Health Care Education Category:

Malka Stromer, Gateway Community College

Jean Schemm, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Holly Rose, Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!

Health Care Volunteer Category:

Clare Davis

Dr. Renee Behinfar, Crisis Response Network

Mamadou Souare, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Innovator Category:

Dr. David Berg, Redirect Health

Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society

Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Lifetime Achievement Category: 

Linda Hunt, Dignity Health

Dr. Kris Vijay, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Susan Gerard, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Non-Physician Category:

Justin Bayless, Bayless Integrated Healthcare

Julia Hall, Babymoon Inn LLC

John Wade, Abrazo West Campus

Nursing Category:

Fauntily Tilly Skaggs, Abrazo Maryvale Campus

Lorrie Schack, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Elizabeth Reifsnider, ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Philanthropic Champion Category:

Bob Emmelkamp, BobKat Enterprises, Inc.

Physician Category:

Dr. Brad Burns, OrthoArizona

Dr. Michael Sumko, Hedley Orthopaedic Institute

Dr. H. Stacy Nicholson, Phoenix Children’s Hospital