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Health Care Heroes 2013

Health Care Hero

Welcome to Health Care Heroes 2013

This marks the fifth year that Inside Business has recognized those in the health care industry who epitomize the word “hero.”
These awards were started to salute excellence, encourage innovation, offer examples of best practices, raise awareness in the community, enhance the quality of health care and recognize deserving individuals and organizations within the industry.

Each year we have asked the public to submit nominations and a panel of judges has helped us review those submissions to select those we honor. We realize there are many in the community deserving recognition and we hope these awards raise awareness of the heroic work of the health care professionals and volunteers in Hampton Roads.

– Carol Lichti, Editor of Inside Business

The judges
Kathryn Barrett
Medical journalist
Barrett Communications

Bennie L. Marshall EdD RN
Department of Nursing and Allied Health
Norfolk State University

Randolph J. Gould MD
Sentara Surgery Specialists - Leigh

Lucy Gibney MD
Dr. Lucy’s LLC

Lynne Zultanky
Director, Corporate Communications and Media Relations
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

The heroes
Harry Lester, President, Eastern Virginia Medical School | Health Care Visionary

Willette LeHew MD, Retired Obstetrician, volunteer | Health Care Leader

Alexander Berger MD, Family Medicine Physician | Primary Care Physician

Angie Laing RN , Emergency Room Charge Nurse and Forensic Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator, Sentara Norfolk General | Nurse

Joseph Aloi MD, Clinical Director, EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine | Advancements in Health Care

Barbara Henry, Volunteer, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters | Lifetime Volunteer Service

Lee’s Friends | Community Service – Group

Madeline Dunstan, Associate Director of Education, Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Eastern Virginia Medical School | Health Care Staff

Bon Secours InMotion Physical Therapy at Victory YMCA | Health Care Team

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Employee Wellness | Corporate Achievements in Wellness

Victoria Strasnick, Physician, Virginia Beach Pediatric Center | Physician – Pediatrician

Douglas Rampona MD, Medical Director and Founder of SUPRALASE, First Colonial Eye Center | Physician – Eye Surgeon

Charlie Hill, Co-Founder, Board Member and Past President, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum | Volunteer for Men’s Health

Gail Alexander-Wright, ITS Business Analyst, External Data Management, Amerigroup | Volunteer for Women’s Health

Valeria Mitchell, Trauma Program Manager, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital | Community Service – Individual

Rebecca Beatty Wood, Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad | Emergency Response

Bruce Waldholtz MD, Physician, Gastroenterology Associates | Physician – Specialist

Scroll down to meet the honorees.
Learn more about each honoree by clicking on her name or photo.