Dr. Dawn Emerick Named One of the 75 Most Influential People in Jax Heathcare
Jacksonville, FL—-Jacksonville’s 904 Magazine has named Dr. Dawn Emerick, president and CEO of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida one of the 75 Most Influential People in Jax Healthcare. The article ran in the June 2012 edition of 904 Magazine and is available online at http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/display_article.php?id=1078402.
“Thank you to 904 Magazine, the reviewing panel and to those who nominated me for this distinguished honor, “said Dawn Emerick, Ed.D, President & CEO of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. “This achievement was only possible because of the remarkable partners and staff of the Health Planning Council whose support elevates the reach of our initiatives. Together we will build a healthier region through research and collaboration. I truly appreciate this recognition.”
Also chosen was Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO of Community Hospice of NE FL and newly elected Chair of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida’s Board of Directors.
Several partners of the Health Planning Council were selected for this prestigious honor. Audrey Moran, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy for Baptist Health; Moody Chisholm, president and CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare; William C. Rupp, CEO of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville; Doug Baer, president and CEO of Brooks Health System; Jim Burkhard, MHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Shands Jacksonville and A. Hugh Greene, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health all partner with the Health Planning Council on some of their most vital initiatives. Northeast Florida Counts, a health-related quality of life data initiative of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (http://www.neflcounts.org), the Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment and a Community Health Strategic Plan for Clay, Duval, Nassau, Northern St. Johns and Putnam Counties.
Jim O’Loughlin, CEO of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville has also been named on the 75 Top Influential People in Jax Healthcare and is a partner with the Health Planning Council on the Northeast Florida Counts dashboard.
Travis Webb, Jax Chamber Health Council 2012 President and Judith Erickson, Dean of Jacksonville University’s School of Nursing both sit with Dr. Dawn Emerick on the Jax Chamber Health Council Board of Directors. Mr. Webb additionally is a member of the planning committee for the Health Planning Council’s Annual Meeting.
Dorette Nysewander, EdD, Executive Director of the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council has spent her career promoting business wellness initiatives including the Health Matters Corporate Challenge for the Community First Hale & Hearty 7K which took place on June 2 at Riverside Arts Market. The race benefitted the Health Planning Council. She also was a member of the planning committee for the race.
Mike Ryan, Jaguars head athletic director and physical therapist was a key contributor to the Health Planning Council’s 2011 Northeast Florida Utilization Study entitled, “Emergency Department and Hospital Admission Rates for Youth Sports-Related Concussions.”
According to 904 Magazine, this new awards and honors program invited readers to nominate influential healthcare industry leaders working in Northeast Florida. Nominations were open to individuals in myriad professions including medical practice, nursing, administration, research, education, IT, software development, engineering, planning, public policy, law, marketing, consulting and more. In fact, if one’s job relates to healthcare in any measurable way, he or she was eligible to be nominated.
904 Magazine wanted to know who are the movers and shakers in Jacksonville healthcare. The nomination period was open April 1 and closes May 1. There was no fee to nominate someone and nominations were not measured based exclusively on the number of nominations a person receives. All nominations were reviewed by an impartial panel of industry representatives. The 75 chosen were announced in the June 2012 edition of 904 Magazine. Winners will also be honored at a reception to be held later in the year.
The Mission of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Inc. is to develop regional, unbiased research and evidence-based initiatives that promote healthy communities, lifestyles and improve accessible, quality health care.