ACU will be recognizing four outstanding clinicians at our annual conference in June. In order to recognize the tireless efforts of those who positively impact our healthcare system, we asked our dedicated ACU members to nominate the person they thought was most deserving of the title “Clinician Hero of the Year.”  The four winners listed below will be formally recognized at the Heroes Reception, hosted by Centene Corporation. The recipients will also have their story told in the quarterly Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

This Award was open to any type of clinician who provides care and services to underserved communities.

Dr. Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye, M.D.

Hudson River HealthCare

Sharlanne Trussell

Sharlann Trussell, APRN, MSN, BC, NP-C

Albany Area Primary Health Care

Dara Heinlein

Dara Heinlein, PNP

The Institute for Family Health

Maricruz Merino

Maricruz Merino, M.D.

Gallup Indian Medical Center