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Health Care Heroes selected for 2018 awards

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The Charleston Regional Business Journal has unveiled the names and organizations for the 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards.

Each year, Health Care Heroes honors the men, women, and service and therapy animals who serve as professionals and volunteers for health care, education, first responder and other areas. These individuals and organizations go beyond the call of duty for their communities and professions.

The Business Journal and its partners will hold an event from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston. More information on the event is on our website, where tickets are also available for purchase.

A judge reviewed scores of nominations for Health Care Heroes and selected honorees in the categories of Community Outreach, First Responder, Health Care Professional, Nurse, Physician, Health Care Researcher, Service/Therapy Animal, Trident Construction Health Care Engineer and Volunteer.

2018 Honorees by Category

Community outreach

  • Amanda Biondi, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Cheryl Hurd, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Julie Lawrence, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

First responder

  • Kenny Atwell, Charleston County EMS
  • Greg Carney, Charleston County EMS

Health care professional

  • Jessica Bullington, Medical University of S.C.
  • Nanetta Rivers, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Lisa Wade, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Health care researcher

  • Allison Lapp, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Barbara Mack, Roper St. Francis Healthcare


  • Laura Barlow, Medical University of S.C.
  • Alice Meise, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Beth Sharp, Amedisys Home Health & Hospice


  • Dr. Kenosha Gleaton, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Dr. Joshua Lipschutz, MUSC and S.C. Army National Guard Reserves
  • Dr. Meredith Moore, Charleston Allergy and Asthma

Service/therapy animal

  • Jazz , Trident Medical Center
  • Reba, Medical University of S.C.
  • Tallulah Belle, Premier Physical Therapy


  • Sandy Bennett, Medical University of S.C.
  • Cynthia Cronk, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
  • Barbara Lannan, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Trident Construction Health Care Engineer

  • Kris Burleson, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Alain Grac, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

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January 17, 2019

Who were the winners of the 2018 Charleston health care heroes