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Dr. Michael Hann Selected as Physician of the Year

The Daily Record has selected Brook Lane’s Chief Medical Officer, Michael Hann, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, FAPA as a 2023 Health Care Hero.

As home to several renowned medical and federal institutions, Maryland is a national leader in health care research and development. The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes Awards honor those individuals and organizations who have made an impact on the quality of health care within the state. The winners were selected by the publisher and editors of The Daily Record.

Dr. Hann has been a transformative medical leader for Brook Lane’s programs and services and to the community at large since his arrival in September 2021. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he developed an innovative strategy to deploy portable Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) walls to create safe, segregated areas to prevent a lapse in patient admissions to our psychiatric hospital from acute care hospital emergency departments. He also implemented a new noninvasive program that has proven successful in alleviating the symptoms of treatment resistant depression that was previously unavailable in Western Maryland: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

“In the time he has served as CMO at Brook Lane, Dr. Hann’s accomplishments have been exemplary,” said Jeffery O’Neal, Chief Executive Officer. “He is a true example of a progressive, forward-thinking physician who is worthy of the recognition of Physician of the Year.”   

Health Care Heroes are presented in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Advancements and Innovation in Health Care, Community Outreach (individual and organization), COVID-19 Heroes (individual and organization), Nurse of the Year, Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Physician of the Year, Physician Assistant of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Workplace Wellness Program of the Year.

“The 2023 Health Care Heroes provide exceptional care to those in need. They go above and beyond and work tirelessly to improve health care in our state,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of The Daily Record/BridgeTower Media. “Over the past several years they have adapted to face numerous challenges and rapidly changing needs. The Daily Record thanks them for their leadership, expertise and care.”

Honorees will be celebrated through a weeklong digital roll out June 22-26. Each day certain categories of honorees will be highlighted at, on The Daily Record’s social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and in daily email alerts. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the June 26 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at The Event Partner is the Maryland Hospital Association.

About Brook Lane:

Brook Lane is western Maryland’s largest, non-profit mental health system. The main campus in Hagerstown, MD is home to the second largest freestanding psychiatric hospital in Maryland, serving children, adolescents, and adults. Brook Lane provides partial hospitalization services for both adults and children and operates Title 1 special education schools in Washington County and Frederick County. Brook Lane’s three outpatient locations offer psychiatry services and therapy for all ages. Our THRIVE program provides children with special needs psychiatric care, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy services. The Brook Lane InSTEP program provides outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options for individuals with substance use treatment needs.

About The Daily Record:

The Daily Record is a digital first, daily news media company focused on law, government and business at The Daily Record publishes a print edition on weekdays in addition to more than 25 special products a year in a variety of industries. The Daily Record hosts 11 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. These events include Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Most Admired CEOs, Influential Marylanders, Health Care Heroes, Icon Honors and more. The Daily Record also facilitates webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting and email marketing among other services. The Daily Record, with 135 years of editorial excellence, is part of BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of B2B information, research, events and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.

2023 Health Care Heroes

Lifetime Achievement

Stuart Bell, MD, MedStar Health
Alec Hoon, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Flavio Kruter, MD, Kahlert Regional Cancer Center
Nkem Okeke, MD, Medicalincs

Advancements and Innovation in Health Care

Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group      
Samuelson Children's Hospital
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center                   
Warrior Centric Health Inc.         

Community Outreach (Individual)

Tammy Black, Access Carroll
Yen Dang, Pharm.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Sharon A. Hoover, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, National Center for School Mental Health
Patricia D. Isennock, RN, MedStar Health
Antoine Langley, MedStar Harbor Hospital
Lynnae C. Messner, CPhT, Meritus Health
Alexandra Moran, MD, Luminis Health
Wayman Scott and Karen Thompkins, GBMC & Gilchrist

Community Outreach (Organization)

Dwyer Workforce Development
GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Domestic Violence Program
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Sheppard Pratt

COVID-19 Heroes (Individual)

Kisha Bounds, Doctors Community Medical Center
Andrea R. Levine, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Kinjal Sheth, Northwest Hospital
Timothy West, MedStar Health System - Franklin Square

COVID-19 Heroes (Organization)

Casey Cares Foundation

Nurse of the Year

Laura Clary, MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P, GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination, Domestic Violence & Child Protection Program
Colleen Marie Clay, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
Elizabeth DiPietro, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Shavonne Fitzgerald-Doughty, Ascension Saint Agnes
Catherine Nye, Northwest Hospital
Ashley Small, Carroll Hospital Center

Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Erin M. Maynard, Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall
Amanda Rea, CRNP, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
Katrina A. Roux-Bernstein, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Physician of the Year

William Ashley, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Chandra S. Bhati, MS, MBBS, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Christina M. Brown, MD, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Jason W. Custer, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Michael Hann, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, FAPA, Brook Lane Health Services
George Hennawi, MD, CMD, FACP, MedStar Health
Roslyn Robinson Kellum, Mission of Mercy MD/PA
Robert V. O'Toole, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Esti Schabelman, MD, MBA, LifeBridge Health
Mihail Zilbermint, MD, MBA, FACE, Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Physician Assistant of the Year
Jenna Everett, PA-C, MedStar Harbor Hospital
J. Kirk Livers, PA-C, Meritus Medical Group
Dr. Temitope A. Olumoko, DMSc, MHA, PA-C, Grace Medical Center

Volunteer of the Year
Ed Nolley, Gilchrist
Lois & George Warden, Carroll Hospital Center
Larry Zarzecki, AARP

Workplace Wellness Program of the Year
Luminis Health