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Utah is home to a unique variety of Healthcare Heroes who go above and beyond to make life easier for their patients, create more efficient programs or just bring a smile to someone who needs it.
Each year, Utah Business honors a group of these Healthcare Heroes during an awards luncheon. On Tuesday, Utah Business presented 24 awards to individuals and organizations who are working to change the face of Utah’s healthcare industry for the better.
From a furry golden retriever named Bert to a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, this year’s Healthcare Heroes each felt humbled by the awards they received and many agreed that without their teams and families standing behind them, they wouldn’t be where they are today.
Keith Tintle, CEO of Timpanogos Regional Hospital and recipient of an administrative excellence award, said most of all, patients deserve the recognition.
“The word hero seems like such a misnomer because our patients are the real heroes,” he said.
Marty Malheiro, coordinator of outreach education at the Utah Poison Control Center and recipient of a community outreach award, spoke about her career being the love of her life, mostly because she’s able to help so many people.
“Anything I can do to help people in the state of Utah to live a happier and healthier life, I’m committed to it,” she said.
Dr. Mark Ott, medical director of the surgical services clinical program at Intermountain Healthcare and recipient of a healthcare practitioner (physician) award, said he has been fortunate in his career.
“I’m privileged to live in a state where healthcare matters more than in perhaps any other state,” he said.
The complete list of honorees :
Dr. Randall Burt, Senior Director of Prevention and Outreach, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. David A. Burton, Executive Chairman of the Board, Health Catalyst
Dr. Greg Elliott, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Healthcare Practitioner – Physician:
Dr. Daniel Rhead Cottam, Surgeon, Bariatric Medicine Institute
Dr. Steven Edgley, Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, University of Utah Health Care
Dr. Mark J. Ott, Medical Director of the Surgical Services Clinical Program, Intermountain Healthcare; Chairman, Department of Surgery, Intermountain Medical Center
Healthcare Practitioner – Non-physician:
Bonnie Jeanne Baty, Program Director, Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Holly Butler Burke, Nurse, Jordan Valley Medical Center/Pioneer Valley Hospital
Marilyn Mariani, Chief Nursing Officer, Lakeview Hospital
Dr. Bill Beninati, Medical Director, Intermountain Tele-Critical Care Medicine at LDS Hospital; Intermountain Healthcare
Dr. Shreekanth Karwande and Dr. Gilbert Schorlemmer, Cardiovascular Surgeons, St. Mark’s Hospital
Dr. Nancy A. Murphy, Medical Director, Utah Comprehensive Care Program; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
Bruce Jensen, Vice President, Communications, Intermountain Healthcare
Marty C. Malheiro, Coordinator, Outreach Education, Utah Poison Control Center
Karlene Marshall, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Ogden Regional Medical Center
Vickie King and Bert, Pet Therapy Volunteer, Ogden Regional Medical Center
Lorina Manwill, Volunteer, St. Mark’s Hospital
Dr. Robert Rolfs, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Health; Volunteer Physician, Fourth Street Clinic
Erin R. Fox, Director, Drug Information Service, University of Utah Health Care; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
David Grauer, CEO and Administrator, Intermountain Medical Center
Keith D. Tintle, CEO, Timpanogos Regional Hospital
Dr. Donna Milavetz, CEO and Medical Director, OnSite Care
Accredited Chest Pain Centers, Seven MountainStar Hospitals, MountainStar Healthcare
zFit, Zions Bank/George Myers, zFit coordinator
Read more about each of the honoree’s accomplishments and contributions in the October issue of Utah Business.