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GREATER LAS CRUCES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber honors healthcare heroes at banquet

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The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce recently announced its annual Healthcare Awards. Below are the nominees in each of seven categories, with the winners in bold typeface.

Compassion

Tracie Arellano, MountainView Regional Medical Center; Tracy Ayers, Blue Horizon & Casa Bella Assisted Living & Memory Care; Nancy Coles, Amador Health Center; Emily Golden, Memorial Medical Center; Cheryl Hansen, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern NM; Karl Ngoye, Memorial Medical Center; Dianna Lentz, MountainView Regional Medical Center; Chris Pinnell, Aprendamos Family of Services; Cristina Rodriguez, Palmas Palmitas Pre-K.

Crisis Response

Fatima McElveen Milbourn, Amador Health Center; Protect New Mexico, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Anabel Canchola, Dona Ana Crisis Triage Center; Las Cruces Public School Health Services; Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department; Lung Specialists of Las Cruces Pulmonary Group:  Alejandro Arzabala, MD; Alan Orellana, MD; Jamie Lujan, DNP.

Emerging Leader

Katherine Hansen, Mountain View Regional Hospital; Richard Hunt, Three Crosses Regional Hospital; Wallace Kerby, Memorial Medical Center; Arturo Sanchez, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico; Ali Sidra, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Impact

Jan Acosta, Acosta Medical Clinic; Tracy Ayers, Blue Horizon and Casa Bella Memory Care; Dr. Luis Colato, Memorial Medical Center; Dona Ana County Crisis Triage Center; Dr. Danish Haque, Mesilla Valley Hospital; Denise Johnson, Mountain View Regional Hospital; Dr. Tanya Marin, Santa Teresa Children’s Night Clinic; Karl Ngoye, Memorial Medical Center; Dorothy Portollio, Amador Health Center; Marie Reyes, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico; Marlene Rivera, Aprendamos Family of Services; Kevin Tillinghast, Aprendamos Family of Services; Bonnie Zeiler, Village at Northrise.

Innovation

Andrew Cummins, Memorial Medical Center; Mark Deferitas, Three Crosses Regional Hospital; Anthony Dohrmann, Electronic Caregiver; Chris Pinnell, Aprendamos Family of Services.

Mayor’s Legacy

Twyla Anderson; Pamela Angell; Ray Stewart

Teamwork

Amador Health Center, COVID 19 Team; Food Services Department, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico; “Grow Your Own Program,” Laura Pierce, Todd Stuve & Julie Reyes; April Heindenreich, Three Crosses Regional Hospital; La Clinica De Familia Chronic Care Management Team; Las Cruces Public Schools Health Services; Mariposa Autism Service, Aprendamos Family of Services; Protect New Mexico, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce