2012 Award Winners

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Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is AHF's highest award. It recognizes members who best exemplify the leadership and spirit of Jacques Bloch and Angelo Gagliano the founders of our legacy organizations.

Laura Watson
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Provo, Utah

Patti Oliver, Laura Watson, Kris Schroeder & Mary Angela Miller



Making a Difference Award
The AHF Making a Difference Award recognizes business partner and media partners. It is given in memory of John Cabot whose continued involvement and support over two decades helped define the partnership between operators and business partners.

Marty Rothschild
Aladdin Temp-Rite
Hendersonville, Tennessee

Patti Oliver, Marty Rothschild &
Barbara Kane

Exemplary Leadership Award
The AHF Exemplary Leadership Award is given in memory of Don Marsh and recognizes a member who best reflects operational excellence and / or contributions to regional, local chapters or networking meetings.

Becky Amt
Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital
Martinsville, Indiana

Patti Oliver, Becky Amt & Beth Yesford


Future Horizons Award
The AHF Future Horizons Award recognizes members who have practiced in the healthcare foodservice industry for five years or less, who are new to management and who demonstrate a desire for future growth through contributions to their hospitals or community.

Yusie Kim
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Laura Watson & Yusie Kim


Publication Award
The publication award recognizes a member who exemplifies the memory of James C. Rose's leadership and contribution to publications.

Jim McGrody
REX Healthcare
Raleigh, North Carolina
Patti Oliver, Jim McGrody & Denisa Cate
Partnership in Leadership Award
The AHF Partnership in Leadership Award recognizes member facilities that demonstrate a strong commitment to self-operation and who support the foodservice department leader.

Operator Member Jim Behnke
Administrator Jay Dennard

Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Patti Oliver, Jim Behnke & Denisa Cate


Spotlight Award
The AHF Spotlight Award recognizes  operator members who enhance operations through technology, program development, implementation, innovation and /or creative use of financial management.
Steve Howell
Lexington Medical Center
West Columbia, South Carolina
Patti Oliver, Steve Howell & Denisa Cate
Tom Thaman
Wishard Health Services
Indianapolis, Indiana
Tom Thaman & Denisa Cate

Presidential Special Service Award
The AHF President may recognize members for outstanding community service, strong media support for AHF members and committee contributions.

Todd Griffith
Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Westminster, Maryland.
Patti Oliver & Todd Griffith
Dan Henroid
University of California-San Francisco
Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Patti Oliver & Dan Henroid
Julie Jones
Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Patti Oliver & Julie Jones
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