UofL Institute Recognized as 2018 MediStar Honoree 

MEDIA CONTACT Sally McMahon
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Seven healthcare leaders selected as
MediStar honorees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 24, 2018) - Seven individuals and organizations will be honored on October 30 at the twelfth annual MediStar Awards. Held at the Muhammad Ali Center, the MediStar Awards are the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of healthcare.

The A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education Presented to organization that takes creative approaches to developing and implementing programs, which enhance the level of knowledge, education and career opportunity in healthcare. Since 2007 the MediStar Awards have honored healthcare professionals for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership, aging, as well as announcing the Physician and Nurse of the Year. The honorees are:

Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute

The Bingham Greenebaum Doll Leadership in Healthcare Award Presented to a progressive and entrepreneurial individual who is not afraid to take risks and whose job performance is considered exemplary by providers, patients and peers.

Phil Marshall Hosparus Health

The Hosparus Health Innovation Award Presented to an organization that has developed a new procedure, device, service, program or treatment that improves the delivery of care.

Kentucky Homeplace

The Bluegrass Care Navigators Aging Care Award Presented to an organization that has advanced the level of care for the senior community through innovative methods resulting in reduced costs and improved quality of life.

The UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging 

The Centerstone Healthcare Advocacy Award Presented to an individual that has worked to raise awareness of health challenges in our region and worked to affect change.

Sarah Moyer, MD, and Bryan Loy, MD Co-Chairs Louisville Health Advisory Board

The Dickinson Wright Nurse of the Year Award Presented to a nurse who has gone above and beyond their normal responsibilities to improve best practices and contribute to patient education.

Leslie Scott, PhD University of Kentucky School of Nursing

The Dean Dorton Physician of the Year Award Presented to a physician who has shown outstanding leadership and vision and has contributed to their workplace leaving a lasting legacy.

Sandy Shuffett, MD Baptist Health Medical Group 

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About the MediStar Awards: Since 2007 the MediStar Awards have recognized excellence in the business of healthcare by honoring healthcare professionals for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership, aging, as well as announcing the Physician and Nurse of the Year. 

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