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Health Care Champions

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The Health Care Champions event pays tribute to the companies and members of the largest profession in the Springfield metro area.

Health Care Champions are featured in a special publication and recognized during an awards dinner.


Event Date: June 27, 2024

Location: Oasis Hotel & Convention Center

Time: 5:30 p.m.

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2024 Honorees:

Gina Ellerbee, CoxHealth
Bill Hennessey, Mercy Springfield Communities
Luke D. Walker, Mercy Hospital Springfield

Advanced Practice Provider
Melissa Johnston, Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health

Health Care Professional
Jarrett Finnell, Citizens Memorial Hospital
Elena Bozek, CoxHealth
Ashley Wilson, Mercy Hospital Springfield

Lacey Gates, Mercy Hospital Springfield
Jessica Atchison, Mercy Hospital Springfield

Top Physician
Dr. Chan Ngo Reyes, Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Dr. Sadaf Sohrab, Mercy Hospital Springfield
Dr. Nathan Y. Tonlaar, Mercy Hospital Springfield

Top Specialty Provider

Mandi Brantley, Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation
Mallory Moore, CoxHealth
Robert Baker, Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation

Health Care Organization (Large)
Citizens Memorial Hospital/Health Care Foundation

Health Care Organization (Mid-Size)
Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Health Care Organization (Small)
Restoring Hope

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Individuals and organizations will be honored in the following categories:

  • Top Physician
    MD, DO
  • Top Specialty Provider
    Dentist or Orthodontist (DDS, DMD); Optometrists (OD); Chiropractors (DC); Pharmacists (Pharm. D); Psychologists (Psy. D, Ph. D); Physical Therapists (DPT)
  • Advanced Practice Provider
    Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Assistant Physician, Certified Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse
  • Administrator
  • Nurse
  • Health Care Professional
    Patient-facing and business team members supporting health care services not covered by another category
  • Company Awards:
    Top Large Health Care Organization (500+ employees)
    Top Mid-Size Health Care Organization (100-499 employees)
    Top Small Health Care Organization (1-99 employees)



If you have questions about this event, please email or call 417-831-3238.


Click here to view past Health Care Champions honorees


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