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Presenting the 2018 Inspire | Healthcare Award Winners [PHOTOS]

The Health Collaborative celebrated excellence and innovation in Greater Cincinnati healthcare in front of a sold-out crowd at The Center.

Nov 19, 2018

(L-R) Jason Bubenhofer, Mary Duffey, Sharon Trainer, Rebecca Diwan, Inspire Champion Dr. Tayyab Diwan

Christa Hyson, MPH
Senior Manager, External Relations
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Healthcare providers and community stakeholders celebrate achievements in improving care

CINCINNATI — Those who have made significant contributions in improving healthcare in Greater Cincinnati were recognized on November 8th at the 2018 Inspire | Healthcare Event. The Health Collaborative celebrated excellence in the Greater Cincinnati region in the areas of informatics, quality improvement, population health, and diversity & inclusion in front of a sold-out crowd of over 300 at The Center.

(L-R) Jason Bubenhofer, Mary Duffey, Sharon Trainer, Rebecca Diwan, 2018 Inspire Champion Dr. Tayyab Diwan

The following individuals and organizations were honored:

Tayyab Diwan, MD: Our Inspire | Healthcare Champion Award is the Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation at UC Health. Dr. Diwan’s commitment is unmatched when it comes to making the future of healthcare better for generations to come.

Avondale Children Thrive Health Champions: The Gen-H Award-winning team connects families with community resources and opportunities that promote maternal and child health.

TriHealth 2020 Commitment to Diversity: The Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Award winner creates a culture of diverse talents and perspectives that will enable each individual to contribute fully in the pursuit of TriHealth’s mission and vision.

Pat Davis-Hagens: The Richard M. Smith MD Leadership in Quality Improvement Award winner serves as the Market President & CEO – Central Market and Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health – Cincinnati; Nursing Recruitment and Retention Program. Davis-Hagens led a team that altered Mercy Health’s nursing recruitment and retention strategy radically.

UC Health – Clinical Improvement Program Implementation Team: The Informatics Solutions Award winner established a Care Management workflow within Epic to easily identify patient management needs beyond primary care visits.  

Hoxworth Blood Drive Awards

St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas – St. Elizabeth Healthcare: Award of Distinction
UC Health – West Chester Hospital: Most Improved
Nancy Schmitt, Laboratory Manager for UC Health – West Chester Hospital: Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year


Click here to view photos of the event and our award winners in a Facebook album. To view and download your Photosphere stills and GIFs that were captured during networking, please click here.  A gallery of selected photos is also featured below. 



About Inspire | Healthcare:
Inspire | Healthcare is the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region’s premier annual healthcare event and awards celebration. The awards seek to recognize innovations by individuals, teams, and/or organizations in the areas of informatics, quality improvement, diversity & inclusion and population health. Other awards given annually include the Inspire Champion Award and the Hoxworth Blood Drive Awards, with separate nomination and judging processes. For more information about Inspire | Healthcare, visit

About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is a non-profit organization that strives to positively impact health status, experience, outcomes, and affordability by fostering a connected system of healthcare and community health through innovation, integration, and informatics in the greater Cincinnati region. For more information about The Health Collaborative, visit

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