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St. James Hospital Chief Medical Officer Bilal Ahmed, M.D, honored

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February, 15 2022… Rochester Business Journal has selected Bilal Ahmed, M.D., Highland Hospital Associate Medical Director, and CMO of St. James Hospital and Noyes Memorial Hospital as a 2022 Health Care Heroes recipient.

Rochester Business Journal created Health Care Heroes to recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Rochester area.

Health Care Heroes are presented in the following categories: Advanced Practice Provider, COVID-19 Heroes, Health Care Innovation, Health Care Staff, Lifetime Achievement, Management, Medical Professional, Mental Health, Nurse, Physician, Senior Care, Special Needs Advocate and Volunteer.

“This year’s Health Care Heroes go above and beyond to improve the quality of health care to meet the needs of their patients. Their leadership, innovation and service to the community are exemplary, particularly during these challenging times,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. “They truly are heroes in our community, and we at the Rochester Business Journal are pleased to honor them.”

The winners will be honored March 24 at 1 p.m. at an online celebration. Access to the celebration is limited to sponsors. A small number of access tickets will become available after sponsorships close March 7. To secure a sponsorship, contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at [email protected]

Honorees will be profiled in a special section that will be included in the March 25 issue of the Rochester Business Journal and will be available online at rbj.net.

2022 Health Care Heroes

Advanced Practice Provider

Brett Hogan, Strong Memorial Hospital

Gregory Rosinski, University of Rochester Medical Center

Christine Visic, Jewish Senior Life

COVID-19 Heroes

Stephen Harrington, UR Medicine Thompson Health

Irene Perillo, Highland Hospital

Kristen Rund, Monroe Community Hospital

Health Care Innovation

Virtual Programming for Underserved Populations, Alzheimer’s Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter

York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute, Nazareth College

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, Rochester Clinical Research

Health Care Staff

Naveen Daniel, University of Rochester Medical Center

Shari Matthews, Arc of Monroe

Mary Weidert, Monroe Community Hospital

Lifetime Achievement

David Levy, Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Michael E. Pollock, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance

Joseph Searles, Trillium Health

Management

Ebony Caldwell, Rochester Regional Health

Mary Kate Corey, UR Medicine Thompson Health

Christine Van Vessem, Jewish Senior Life

Medical Professional

William Carroll, Rochester Regional Health

Michael Flannery, Strong Memorial Hospital

Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Mental Health

MIPS Mobile Vaccination Team, University of Rochester Medical Center

Patrick Seche, University of Rochester Medical Center

Sara Taylor, PICD-BIPOC PEEEEEEK Mental Health Project

Nurse

Bryce Bishop, Rochester Regional Health

Jennifer Jesske, Highland Hospital

Julie Mooney, Rochester Clinical Research

Physician

Bilal Ahmed, Highland Hospital

Matthew Davis, Rochester Clinical Research

Carl “Chris” Reynolds, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester Regional Hospitalist Group

Senior Care

Jennifer Meagher, Senior Life LLC

Colleen Rose, Rochester Regional Health

Annette Medina Walpole, University of Rochester Medical Center

Special Needs Advocate

Nicole Cilento, CP Rochester & Happiness House

Kathy McCarthy, Heritage Christian Services

Heather Qutermous, Holy Childhood

Volunteer

Bill Olsen, Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital

Joan Stevens, Rochester Regional Health

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