Somerset, NJ, June 29, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Nish Parikh has been named a winner in the Innovation Hero – Individual category in the 2016 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. The award program produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premier business news publication, was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center, CareOne Management, LLC, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, New Jersey Hospital Association, and Comcast Spotlight.
The Healthcare Heroes finalists were recognized and the winner in each category was announced during an awards breakfast and ceremony on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey. The honorees were also highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ.
The Palace at Somerset Park hosted over 400 guests, where everyone came together to celebrate these courageous and noble healthcare specialists and organizations. The event began promptly at 8 AM with networking and breakfast and was followed by the awards presentation. The presenting and major sponsors, Allen Karp, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Jason Kreitner, Hackensack University Medical Center, Beth Durney-Stasyshyn, CareOne Management, Ed DePaola with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and James A. Robertson with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, and presented the awards on stage to each honoree.
The finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Suzanne Ianni of Hospital Alliance of New Jersey, Dr. Carole Kenner at The College of New Jersey, Barbara Rossi at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Judy Schmidt of New Jersey State Nurses Association. The four judges evaluated the nominations using a scoring system based on heroic actions or programs, impact of nominee’s heroic actions and accomplishments within healthcare.
To learn about Nish Parikh and his work for individuals with autism, please visit http://www.nishparikh.com/.