Join us for the 9th Annual Champions of Healthcare Awards as we honor the individuals, institutions and programs that are making an impact on health and healthcare in Manatee County.
The Champions of Healthcare Awards will be presented at a very special breakfast event at GROVE on Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Reserve your seat - or a full table - now to network with leaders in healthcare, business, non-profit, and government while celebrating the achievements of these Champions in our community.
Individual Ticket | $55 (Non-member: $65)
Student/Child Ticket | $25 (under 18 years of age)
Tables and Sponsorships Available:
Program Sponsorship | $2,000: includes table of 8 and a full page ad in the printed program as well as other sponsor benefits and promotion
Corporate Sponsorship | $1,500: includes table of 8 as well as other sponsor benefits and promotion.
Table Sponsorship | $525 (Non-member: $600): includes a table of 8, company recognition at the event, special ribbon nametags, company table sign, follow-up recognition in coverage of the event and more.
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
William “Bill” Colgate, MD, MCR Health / AllCare OPTIONS
Youth Volunteer Award Winner
Gabriella Cortes-Alban, Healthy Teens, State College of Florida Collegiate School
Physician – Finalists
Joshua Mali, MD, The Eye Associates
Teresa Rawe, DO, TruePartners
Jeffrey Rothfeld, MD, FACC, Bradenton Cardiology Center
Charles A. Tomeo, DMD, Tomeo, Tomeo & Rose
Nurse – Finalists
Lisa Endick, RN, Trilogy Home Health
Tony Enger, RN, HCA Florida Blake Hospital
Amy Kimball, RN, Manatee Memorial Hospital
Allied Health Professional – Finalists
Linda Chamberlain, Manatee Technical College
Derek Whitecotton, PharmD, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Charles Whitfield, M.Ed, Centerstone
Adult Volunteer – Finalists
Susan Harrigan, My Breast Friends 941
Wilma “Karlene” Rowland, Manatee Memorial Hospital
Individual of Merit – Finalists
Larry Luh, Retired Manatee County EMS
Melvin Price, DPM, MCR Health / AllCare OPTIONS
Paul E. Runge, MD, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Institution/Program – Finalists
Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center
SunCoast Blood Centers
REACH Student Programs, Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center
Innovation/Research – Finalists
Robert Ferguson, MD, HCA Florida Thoracic Surgery
Tracy Gapin, MD, FACS, Gapin Institute