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Adam Morcom, MD
G. WAYNE FRALIN FREE CLINIC FOR
THE HOMELESS (ROANOKE RESCUE
MISSION)
Nominated for ER Services by
Pam Milkowski

"...Dr. Morcom has built a rapport
with our patients over time, gaining
their trust and willingness to
schedule appointments instead of
seeking the emergency room. ... Dr.
Morcom has made himself available
to our clinic via phone and email
to answer any questions, write
scripts. He finds time to balance
seeing our patients, performing his
duties at the local hospital and his
personal life all while going above
and beyond as a volunteer."

Linda Morrison, RBT
CENTRA RIVERMONT AUTISM
PROGRAM, ROANOKE
Nominated for Autism by Tabatha Harris

"... Linda Morrison is always willing
to help any way she can; she never
leaves you hanging and if she
doesn't know something she will
go far and beyond her powers to
find the answers. I have worked
with a lot of ABA therapists and
she is by far the best one I have
ever worked with in the three
years I've had ABA for my son. ...
she is a health hero when it comes
to my child and I would believe he
would say the same."

Joseph Moskal, MD
CARILION CLINIC INSTITUTE
FOR ORTHOPAEDICS AND
NEUROSCIENCES
2331 FRANKLIN RD SW
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-510-6200
Nominated for Orthopaedics by Michael
O'Brochta

"Last year I climbed the highest
mountain in Africa ... Mt.
Kilimanjaro. I give Dr. Moskal much
of the credit; two years prior he
replaced a chronically painful hip.
... I have been able to return to my
active lifestyle; I exercise, walk 50
miles per week up Mill Mountain,
backpack on the Appalachian Trail
and mountain climb. His strict
discipline prior to and following
the surgery that resulted in my
restoration of physical abilities
impressed me ..."

Amanda Murchison, MD
CARILION CLINIC OBSTETRICS &
GYNECOLOGY - SALEM
1957 W MAIN ST
SALEM, VA 24153
540-389-5174
Nominated for Obstetrics by
Amanda Culley
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"I'm from a small town and had
seen many doctors before I met
Dr. Murchison. One of which, told
me I had a rare abnormality that
they had never seen before ..."
Read more on page 54.

Susan O'Malley, RN
BRANDON OAKS LIFE PLAN
COMMUNITY
3804 BRANDON AVE SW
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-776-2600
BRANDONOAKS.NET
Nominated for Elder Care by Nicole Bruch

"Susan is the Administrator of
Brandon Oaks Assisted Living and
Memory Support Center. When she
came to Brandon Oaks in 2013
she noticed a lack of memory
care services in the Brandon Oaks
service line. ... Susan has increased
resident, family and employee
satisfaction through transparent
communication and involvement
in decision-making. Susan also
headed up an effort that brought
about two national quality awards
for Brandon Oaks Assisted Living
through the American Health Care
Association and National Center
for Assisted Living (Bronze and
Silver Quality Awards)."

Chris Osborne, PTA
LUCAS THERAPIES
Nominated for Physical Therapist by
Dianne Schwizer

"When I made the decision in
December 2016 to amputate my
lower right leg for health reasons,
I said I wanted to be well enough
to walk in the 2017 Roanoke
Drumstick Dash with my family. ...
After working with my therapist
Chris Osborne ... I mentioned the
one-time goal I had of walking on
Thanksgiving day." Read more on
page 55.

Faith Pasley, MD
FRALIN FREE CLINIC FOR THE HOMELESS
(ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION)
Nominated for Philanthropist by
Lee Clark

"Dr. Pasley has served as the Fralin
Free Clinic's volunteer Medical
Director for over 10 years. Thanks
to her leadership and compassion,
the Fralin Free Clinic was able
to see over 18,000 patient
encounters in 2017 alone." Read
more on page 55.

Tamara Patterson, RN
THE GLEBE
Nominated for Elder Care by
Anonymous

"... Tamara is our First Responder

in clinical emergency situations.
She is cool, calm and collected
throughout multiple emergent
needs. ... Her keen sense of
understanding individual needs and
a sense for emotional distress, she
brings care and comfort to those
staff who so often have no one.
I believe Tamara truly brings the
word "Care" into the forefront of
everything she does. [She] goes
the extra mile and truly lives her
day through her heart."

Keaton Petty, therapy dog
THERAPETS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY
Nominated for Therapeutic Animal
Trainer by Angie Petty

"... my therapy dog Keaton ... has
enriched so many lives through our
monthly visits to Carilion Roanoke
Memorial Hospital, The Glebe and
HopeTree. ... There's no doubt
in my mind that therapy work is
Keaton's purpose in life." Read
more on page 55.

Douglas Pierce, MD
CHILD HEALTH INVESTMENT
PARTNERSHIP (CHIP) OF
ROANOKE VALLEY
1201 THIRD STREET SW
ROANOKE, VA 24016
540-857-6993
CHIPRV.ORG

"Dr. Doug Pierce is the founder
of Child Health Investment
Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke
Valley ... He is a true hero to so
many individual people and to
the community as a whole, for
providing direct care and beginning
CHIP's existence." Read more on
page 56. Nominated for Innovator by
Anonymous

"...Dr. Pierce recognized that
many children were going
without adequate health care
starting at infancy. He decided
to do something about this and,
with the help of many in the
community and state, created
the concept of Child Health
Investment Partnership or CHIP of
Roanoke Valley. This grassroots
organization started in our
community is now a statewide
health care coordination program
serving thousands of children
across the state. Dr. Pierce still
volunteers many hours every
year with CHIP. A true hometown
hero." Nominated for Pediatrician by
Robin Haldiman

"Dr. Pierce has been an incredible
Pediatrician for over 40 years. He
was my doctor as a infant in 1970

and served as my doctor until the
mid-1980s. He was an incredible
gentleman and always made me
feel so comfortable. ...He has
taught me so much in my life that
most recently I have volunteered
to help CHIP as well. ... This is
something that Dr. Pierce taught
me ... Help those less fortunate
than ourselves. Let's give back to
the Roanoke Valley!" Nominated for
Pediatrician by Ron Poff

"Dr. Pierce's work at CHIP of
Roanoke has provided help for so
many underprivileged children in
the Roanoke Valley. He has touched
the lives of so many families
and children here in the Roanoke
Valley." Nominated for Pediatrician by
Anonymous

Jolee Preston, FNP
BLUE RIDGE CANCER CARE
2013 SOUTH JEFFERSON ST
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-982-0237
BLUERIDGECANCERCARE.COM
Nominated for Oncologist by Lee Colls

"Upon hearing the words that
you have cancer is a pretty
scary diagnosis. Jolee was not
only there as a professional, but
as a friend giving advice and
supporting treatments. ... Jolee is
not just doing a job but chasing her
passions. She is compassionate,
caring and goes above and beyond
standard medical treatment. She
is available and knowledgeable in
every area of cancer treatment."

Joshua Rhodes, DC
PERFORMANCE HEALTHCARE
3603 BRAMBLETON AVE, STE 3
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-526-7479
PEAKPERFORMANCEROANOKE.COM
Nominated for Chiropractic Care by
Stephen Ward

"I had nerve damage from spinal
injuries from years ago ... I could not
sleep for months at a time and this
made life miserable and certain
tasks risky. I tried going to a spinal
surgeon for advice ... I finally found
Dr. Joshua Rhodes ... who has a
total program including spinal
decompression; manipulation,
exercises and other techniques;
and started the program. It wasn't
immediate, but over a few months
the feeling came back to my hands
... and I feel human again. What a
blessing! It was worth every penny
and no surgery!"

Deb Robinson, PA
CARILION CLINIC FAMILY MEDICINE NORTH ROANOKE
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