2017 Champions of Health Care 

The Columbus Medical Association Foundation served as the presenting sponsor for Business First’s 2017 Champions of Health Care program. The Champion of Health Care awards program recognizes and honors Central Ohio medical professionals who are raising the region’s quality of life through dedication to patient care, innovations in research and technology and outstanding healthcare management. 

This year's program concluded with a reception July 13, 2017, at The Venue at Dock 580 from 5:30-7:30 pm.


Provided below are the honorees for the event:

Craig W. Anderson, MD
President and CEO
Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, Inc.

Roger A. Friedman, MD
Allergist and Immunologist
Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

Jeff Klingler
President and CEO
Central Ohio Hospital Council

Peggy Anderson

Chief Operating Officer
Equitas Health

Joseph M. Geskey, DO, MBA, CPE, FAAP, FSHM

Vice President, Medical Affairs
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

Andrew MacDowell, MD

Physician, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
OhioHealth Primary Care and Pediatric Physicians;
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital

Jeffrey G. Bell, MD FACOG

Hudson Institute ACTP Certified Life and Leadership Coach, Retired Medical Director,
Cancer Services, OhioHealth
Riverside Methodist Hospital

William J. Hicks, II, MD

Vascular Neurologist
OhioHealth Neurologist

John A. Johnson, MD, MBA
Access Ohio

Barbara Parker, BSN, RN

Lead Nurse
LifeCare Alliance

Cathy Phillips, RN, OCN

Director of The Columbus Cancer Clinic
LifeCare Alliance

Sarah A. Denny, MD, FAAP
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine,
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Father Charles F. Klinger
St. Paul the Apostle Parish

Robin Walton
Manager of Pastoral Care
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital