Healthcare Achievement Awards 2020 judges

Katy Smith
Bill Hardy, CEO, Equitas Health

Columbus CEO is indebted to the five health-care leaders from diverse backgrounds who served as judges for our Healthcare Achievement Awards this year. The judges scored nominations based on specific criteria for each category. To avoid conflicts of interest, judges were not eligible to score in categories where they had affiliations with the nominees. Accumulated results determine winners and finalists.

Here are Columbus CEO’s Healthcare Achievement Award winners and finalists for 2020.

With thanks for their invaluable contributions, we’re proud to partner with these judges:

Bill Hardy

President and CEO, Equitas Health

A primary-care provider for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning people. He received our Healthcare Trailblazer award in 2017 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Health Care and Technical Services category.

Bridget Gargan

Executive director, Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

Serves people with developmental disabilities. She is a former vice president of government affairs for the Ohio Hospital Association and worked for longtime Ohio House Speaker Vern Riffe.

Bridget Gargan, Executive director, Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

Reed Fraley

Retired COO, PrimaryOne Health

Recently retired chief operating officer of PrimaryOne Health, formerly known as Columbus Neighborhood Health Center. Fraley previously served as senior vice president of the Ohio Hospital Association and as CEO of the Ohio State University Health System.

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Reed Fraley, Retired COO, PrimaryOne Health

Amy Rohling McGee

President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

A nonprofit that provides health-care analysis and information for state policymakers. She previously was executive director of the Ohio Association of Free Clinics. She serves on the Ohio State University Alumni Council.

Amy Rohling-McGee, President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Dr. David Sabgir

Cardiologist, OhioHealth

The cardiovascular specialist at OhioHealth is founder and CEO of Walk with a Doc, now operating in communities worldwide, and 2016 Columbus CEO Pathway to Population Health award winner. In 2015 he was recognized as a CNN Hero.

David Sabgir, Cardiologist, OhioHealth