Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Health Care honorees are chosen by a chamber committee, while Springfield Business Journal’s Health Care Champions are chosen by an independent panel of judges. This year’s judges are: Dr. Nanette Crighton
is the medical director and owner of Crighton Aesthetic Studio. She earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. She supports community organizations such as Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and the American Cancer Society and is a 2010 Springfield Business Journal Most Influential Women honoree. Stephen Hall
is the communications director for American Heart Association’s Midwest affiliate, coordinating the organization’s media outreach efforts in the Springfield, Columbia and Jefferson City markets, as well as in Wichita, Kan. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Hall also is the volunteer chairman of One Air Alliance, which educates smoke-free communities. Kevin Gipson
is the director of health for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, where he has worked since 1993. He holds a master’s degree in health services management from Webster University and is a board-certified public health administrator. Gipson is a board member for community organizations such as Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Gordon Kinne
is president and owner of Med-Pay Inc., an independent third-party administrator founded in 1983. The company’s core business is administering health plans for companies that self-insure, but it also works with businesses that access insurance through major carriers. Kinne has a bachelor’s in political science from Missouri State University. Bob Lunn
is CEO of The Health Commission, which works to create and promote access to affordable, quality health care. Lunn has a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the founding director of MSU’s Master of Health Administration program and was one of SBJ’s 2010 Health Care Champions in the Community/Classroom Educator category.Click here for full coverage of the 2011 Salute to Health Care.