This year, among the standouts our panel of expert judges chose to recognize are a groundbreaking AIDS researcher, a champion for medical provider diversity and a man with a fervent mission to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to as many vulnerable seniors as possible.

We are fortunate to live in a time and place where the health care industry is so robust. The sector employs more than 45,000 people in the Columbus region at hospital systems that are among the best in the nation. So honoring our top researchers, care providers and innovators is a treat because their stories are so compelling.

This year, among the standouts our panel of expert judges chose to recognize are a groundbreaking AIDS researcher, a champion for medical provider diversity and a man with a fervent mission to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to as many vulnerable seniors as possible.

See all the winners and finalists in the gallery attached to this story. 

We'll gather to celebrate them at a later date. *** Editor's Note: The March 26 event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. A new date will be announced at a later date.

Full profiles:

Executive of the Year

Executive of the Year finalist

Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement finalist

Pathway to Population Health

Pathway to Population Health (finalist)

Practitioner of the Year (tie)

Practitioner of the Year (tie)

Practitioner of the Year finalist

Trailblazer - Individual

Trailblazer - Individual finalist

Trailblazer - Organization 

Trailblazer - Organization (finalist)

Trailblazer - Organization (finalist)

Volunteer of the Year