Healthcare Heroes

Hello all!

After careful consideration, the Virginia Media team has decided to postpone next week’s Healthcare Heroes. After spending months preparing for the event and working with the nomination committee in recognizing these leaders in the healthcare field, we have decided that there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our nominees, sponsors, and employees.

We will support and follow the guidelines from Governor Ralph Northam’s declaration of the State of Emergency, which outlines additional measures to combat COVID-19. We share Governor Northam’s comments that, “Our top priority is to make sure Virginians stay safe and healthy, and that our response to this situation leaves no one behind.”

The nominees will be published in the March 16th issue of Inside Business, where we will recognize the efforts they contribute to the healthcare community every day, especially now. Any purchased tickets will be valid at a re-scheduled event. Ticket holders will be notified once the new event date is confirmed.

We thank you for your understanding that the health and safety of our nominees, customers, and staff are our top priority.

Do you know a hero?

Nominations are closed for 2020.


Healthcare Heroes Awards

Here’s your chance to have them recognized with a 2020 Inside Business Health Care Heroes Award. Honoring those who are improving health care in Southeast VA.  Entries will be judged on documented accomplishments. 

The awards are presented to the honorees at a recognition event. Additionally, all honorees will be profiled in a special section that will be included in Inside Business and also distributed at the event. 

Winners will be profiled in an Inside Business special section, August 17, and recognized at an awards banquet this fall.

Nominees of 2020

Mack Bonner, MD

Suzanne Brixey, MD Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

Chesapeake Care Clinic

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Transitional Care Clinic

Stephen H. Cummings, MD, FFAOS Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

Al Diaz

Ben Fickenscher, MD Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Carri Folwaczny, BSN, RN, CPAN Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Eddie Jenkins Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Dr. Raffaele Marchigiani, MD Sentara Healthcare

Karen Mitchell, MSN, RN, CCRC Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Jeffrey D. Morrison, DO, FACOG Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

Karl Neumann Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Rich Overstreet Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Robert Palmer, MD, MPH Eastern Virginia Medical School

Crystal Proud, MD Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Sherita Ricks Tidewater Children’s Associates

Beverly Roberts-Atwater, DO, PhD Eastern Virginia Medical School

Cindy Robertson Bullock, RDMS Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Sentara eICU

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Sentara Trauma Teams  (During the Virginia Beach Municipal Center Tragedy)

Michael C. Shuck, DDS Quarterpath Dental

Sean Stevenson Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Heather & Demitri Wilson Kennedy’s Angel Gowns

Event Details

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am

8:00 – 8:30 AM: Check-in & Registration
8:30 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast & Awards Presentation

Tickets: $35

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

Venue Details

Venue coming soon!


Executive Sponsor

Cornerstone Sponsor

Associate sponsor

Inside business recognition program

Company interested in sponsoring this event?