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2021 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2021 Honorees!

These outstanding health care organizations and professionals are being recognized for their professional accomplishments, community leadership, innovation, and mentoring.

Advanced Practice Provider

Mayra Rodriguez
Huther Doyle

Ryan Hand
Rochester Regional Health

Brenton LaRiccia
UR Medical Center

COVID-19 Hero

Kristen Bloom
Thompson Health

Dr. Keith Grams
Rochester Regional Health

Linda Greene
Highland Hospital

Wade Norwood
Common Ground Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force
Trillium Health

First Responder

Tim Czapranski
Monroe County Emergency Medical Services

Syed Ahmed Mustafa
Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support, Inc.

Jevon Tomaschko
Brighton Volunteer Ambulance

Health Care Innovation

Dr. Ed Walsh, Dr. Ann Falsey, Dr. Angela Branche
UR Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health

Sands Constellation Center for Critical Care
Rochester Regional Health

Chrysa Charno
AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care

Health Care Staff

Alpha Daramy
Jewish Senior Life

Anna Gallwey
Highland Hospital

Fate Girdirsa
Rochester General Hospital

Lifetime Achievement

Robert W. Hurlbut
Hurlbut Care Communities

Dr. David Kluge
STEP Council of the Genesee Region

Cheryl Martin
Coordinated Care Service, Inc.

Management

Melissa Allen
UR Medical Center

Catherine Shannon
Thompson Health

Dr. Bridgette Wiefling
Rochester Regional Health

Medical Professional

Dr. Katherine Greenberg
Golisano Children’s Hospital

Dr. Roberto Vargas
Rochester Regional Health

Robert Wesley
St. John’s

Mental Health

Mandy Teeter
Rochester Regional Health

Nurse

E. Kate Valcin
UR Medical Center

Katharine Hiltunen
Monroe County Department of Public Health

Rebecca Alley
Rochester Regional Health

Physician

Dr. Adam Herman
Rochester General Hospital

Dr. Gregg Nicandri
UR Medical Center

Dr. A. David Peter
Thompson Health

Senior Care

Amy Daly
Thompson Health

Dr. Dallas Nelson
Highland Hospital

Michele Schirano
Jewish Senior Life

Special Needs

Vanessa Fortin
Arc of Monroe County

Theresa Grana
EPI

Retha Williams-Albert
New York State Medicaid – Department of Health

Volunteer

Wayne Lee
Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital

Dr. James Maxwell
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women