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2020 Winners


Dr. Jason Birnbaum
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Meenakshi Brewster
St. Mary’s County Health Department

Karen Doyle
University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Jason Heavner
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Lisa Maragakis
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr. Carole Miller
Ascension St. Agnes Cancer Institute

Michele Mullen
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Kim Peterson & Heather Thomas
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Farzaneh (Fazi) Sabi
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente

Nikki Highsmith Vernick
Horizon Foundation

Advancements and Innovation in Health Care

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Tobacco Treatment Clinic

Well & Wise Center

LifeBridge Health
Virtual Hospital

Ascension Saint Agnes
Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Community Outreach/Education Hero (Organization)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst)

LifeBridge Health – Population Health

MedStar Harbor Hospital

MileOne Autogroup

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund Inc.

Workplace Wellness Program of the Year

Kaiser Permanente

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. John E. Herzenberg, MD, FRCSC, FAAOS
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, LifeBridge Health

Dr. W. Anthony Riley

Elizabeth Tanner
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Nurse of the Year

Susan Carroll
Lorien Health Services

Ashley Keating
Carroll Hospital

Kevin Mempin
Kaiser Permanente

Nia Williams
Kaiser Permanente

Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Marianne Fingerhood
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Beverly Ruiz

Brigit VanGraafeiland
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Physician of the Year

Dr. Robert Atlas
Mercy Medical Center

Dr. Marc Gertner
General Surgery Specialists Lifebridge Health

Dr. Ashley Kinder
Ascension Saint Agnes

Dr. Elizabeth Nichols
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Dr. Aziza Shad
LifeBridge Health – Samuelson Children’s Hospital