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Bankers Healthcare Group Presents 8th Annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare practitioners and other licensed professionals, is proud to present the eighth annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards in conjunction with the Business Journal News Network.

“This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate those who tirelessly give to others and work hard to improve the quality of healthcare in the Central New York region,” said Al Crawford, Chairman/CEO/Original Founder of BHG. “BHG was built on serving licensed healthcare professionals, and it is our privilege to present these awards. Every year, we look forward to honoring medical professionals and healthcare organizations that provide excellent care.”

Produced by BizEventz, a division of the Business Journal News Network, the Excellence in Healthcare Awards honor the region’s top individuals and organizations that make a significant impact on the quality of healthcare services in the Central New York area. Nominations may be submitted through July 15 in the following categories:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center of Distinction
  • Healthcare Facility of Distinction
  • Excellence in Dentistry
  • Excellence in Medicine
  • Excellence in Surgery
  • Excellence in Veterinary Medicine
  • Excellence in Nursing
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist
  • Outstanding Hospital Executive
  • Outstanding Rising Star
  • Healthcare Innovator
  • Heart of Healthcare
  • Impact Players

Additionally, one individual will receive the prestigious A. John Merola Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors the legacy of a healthcare professional who has made an exceptional impact on the lives of patients. This award was named after Dr. John Merola, the inaugural recipient in 2015 who was instrumental in building two regional healthcare centers. Other past recipients of the award include: Dr. Robert J. Kiltz, CNY Fertility (2016); Dr. Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Upstate Medical University (2017); and Dr. Robert Draker, Summerwood Pediatrics (2018).

Category descriptions can be viewed and nominations can be submitted online. Nominees are limited to medical professionals and/or organizations with a substantial presence in the 16-county Central New York region. Award winners will be honored at an event on Oct. 16 in Syracuse. Winners will be selected by a judging panel.

About Bankers Healthcare Group

Bankers Healthcare Group provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals. Since 2001, BHG has provided more than $3.5 billion in financial solutions to satisfied customers nationwide and worked with over 110,000 practitioners. BHG is proud to maintain partnerships with leading healthcare industry associations, and is continually recognized for innovation, growth, and being a best place to work. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.