Lifetime Achievement Award finalists

Dr. Thomas Davis (retired), Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates
As a vascular and interventional radiologist, Dr. Thomas Davis was an innovator in minimally invasive, image-guided procedures that helped patients with a variety of conditions for 30 years. The procedures allowed women to get pregnant after suffering with uterine fibroids or fallopian tube blockages; relieved debilitating pain in patients who otherwise might have needed surgery; restored blood flow for patients with peripheral arterial disease; and saved lives through stroke and aneurysm treatment. Davis’ efforts attracted clinical studies for patients and helped OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital become designated a first-class comprehensive stroke center.

Barbara Parker, LifeCare Alliance
“Nurse Barb,” as Barbara Parker is known, found her life’s calling when she began as a community nurse for LifeCare Alliance 32 years ago. Since then she has worked tirelessly to live up to the organization’s motto: Taking care of those no one pays attention to. As a lead nurse and clinical supervisor, Parker gives wellness examinations, immunizations, foot and ear care and chronic disease management at three LifeCare locations, where she also links clients to nutrition and wellness programs. She volunteers monthly to provide foot care for the homeless and works as a faith community nurse at her church. Without her work, many people would go without life-saving medical care.

Kathy Lynn Gray is a freelance writer.

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The 2019 Healthcare Achievement Awards are Thursday, March 28, at The Estate at New Albany. Tickets are on sale now.