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Oct 15, 2021

Heroes Who Stay The Course

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 15, 2021

It’s been a long year-and-a-half. Those in health care know it, and so do most of us.   But heroes aren’t those who only rise to the occasion in a movie’s big fight scene. In the real world, they tend to be those who keep showing up daily even after the spotlight dims.   For this year’s Health Care Heroes, it’s a good time to fir ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration or delivery. QUICK RESPONSE TEAM Organization: Coastal Horizons   What the nominator said: “The Quick Response Team (QRT) of Coastal Horizons operates in the Wilmington area to engage overdose survivors, those who are at high risk of ove ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: First Responder

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors a first responder whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. TOMMY BATSON Title: Pender County emergency director   Organization: Pender County   What the nominator said: “Tommy Batson … started his public service career more than 24 years ago as a volunteer firefighter. More than 18 ...

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Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Executive

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members. ZANE BENNETT Title: Director of business development   Organization: Life Care Services   What the nominator said: Zane Bennett was recently promoted to director of business development for Life Care Services. Bennett pre ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Professional

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors any health care providers other than physicians or nurses whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other providers. FRAN JOHNSON Title: Director of nursing for surgery center   Organization: Wilmington Health   What the nominator said: “Fran Johnson has led our COVID-19 vaccination clinics from the very beginning, al ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Oct 15, 2021

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself,” the acclaimed playwright, George Bernard Shaw once said.   If that adage is true, then John Powell, this year’s recipient of the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement award, has most certainly created a masterpiece of self-portrait and one that has changed the lives of co ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Innovation

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors an individual or team behind a new scientific discovery, procedure, treatment or device that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people. JONATHAN HINES Title: Chief medical officer   Organization: Wilmington Health   What the nominator said: “Dr. Jonathan Hines has served our wonderful community for 25+ years ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors a nurse practitioner or physician assistant whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. MCKENZIE KLINE Title: Physician assistant   Organization: Wilmington Health   What the nominators said: “McKenzie is an on-site provider on our company’s campus. She is knowledgeable, listens and do ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Nurse

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors a nurse whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. JO ANN BEHOUNEK Title: Surgical services/ emergency services nurse   Organization: Novant Health   What the nominator said: “Jo Ann is an experienced nurse whose calm, competent presence shines through in every interaction. During the early ...

Oct 15, 2021

Health Care Heroes: Physician

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 15, 2021

Honors a physician whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. MICHELLE JONES Title: Family medicine physician   Organization: Wilmington Health   In August, Jones was named medical director of Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear, which provides locally based care management. She joined CCLCF a year ag ...

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