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Awards and Recognitions
HCN is proud of the accolades we have received throughout the years. Our most recent awards and recognitions are listed below.



2023 Jessie Trice Hero Award

Congratulations to our 2023 Jessie Trice Hero Award Honoree, Saint Anthony Amofah, MD. In recognition of his leadership in healthcare, his unwavering dedication to serving and advocating for vulnerable populations, and his commitment to serving his community.

South Florida Hospital News Article Recognition

Niurka Diaz, IT Controller at HCN, was recognized in South Florida Hospital News with a Member Spotlight article for ACHE of South Florida. Niurka joined ACHE of South Florida in 2016 and is now the Membership Chair-elect. The full article can be found here.

2023 Betsey K. Cooke Member Center MVP Award

Congratulations to our 2023 Betsey K. Cooke Member Center MVP Award Honoree, Marcia Gainer, DNP, APRN, FNP. In recognition of going above and beyond in her partnership with HCN, actively participating in center and HCN collaborations, and exemplifying the value of the network.

Terisa James Retirement Recognition

Honoring one of Health Choice Network’s founding members, Terisa A. James for 41 years of serving the health care community. HCN has immense gratitude for her passion and dedication to advancing the mission of community health centers.

2023 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Health Choice Network's Kevin S. Kearns 2023 Employee of the Year, Cassandra Meyer! This award recognizes an Associate annually for consistent, outstanding professionalism and service that merits honor and praise both internally at HCN and externally to our member centers throughout the year. Cassandra embodies our standard of customer service through integrity, willingness to assist others and her commitment to bringing HCN's mission and vision to life.

Board Chair Recognition

Thank you to Dennis Kruse for serving as the past Board Chair for Health Choice Network, Inc. and to Bakari Burns for serving as the past Board Chair for Health Choice Network of Florida.

Sun Sentinel Leadership Award Recipient

Congratulations to our very own President & CEO, Alex Romillo, for being the recipient of the Sun Sentinel Leadership Award in the South Florida Mid-Sized business category. He was chosen for his award based on Associate feedback as an exceptional leader for both HCN and the entire health center movement.

NAHSE 2019 Newsletter Recognition

Maylee Sanchez, CIO at HCN, was recognized in the 2019 NAHSE Fall Edition Newsletter Publication in an article titled Breaking Barriers All the Way to The Healthcare Technology C-Suites. The full article can be found here.

2021-2023 Sun Sentinel Top Workplace

Health Choice Network is honored to be named a Sun Sentinel Top Workplace in South Florida for 3 consecutive years. This award is based on feedback from our own HCN Associates and was given for our rich culture, which values its Associates and amplifies talent.

CHCIO Certification Recognition

Congratulations to Maylee Sanchez, CIO at HCN, for becoming a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO. The CHCIO Certification is designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology and represents one of the highest professional achievements in the industry.

2023 Excellence in Human Resources Awards Honoree

Congratulations to Priscilla Torres, Chief Human Resources Officer at HCN, for being selected as an Honoree of the South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2023 Excellence in Human Resources Award for Healthcare Organizations! The Excellence in Human Resources program celebrates the region’s outstanding HR professionals who build and nurture the talent within their organizations.

2019 Chief Executive Officer’s Award

Congratulations to Rick Friedfeld and Zaida Naranjo-Holland for receiving the 2019 Chief Executive Officer’s Award from Community Health of South Florida (CHI) for outstanding contribution to the overall mission of CHI.

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