Recognized for years of dedication and leadership in serving NRAA members, the industry and the independent provider community.
On Friday, October 8, during the NRAA Annual Conference in Orlando, Sue Rottura, CEO of Specialty Physician Partners Management LLC, was honored as the recipient of the 2015 Mark Zawiski Award for Outstanding Leadership. She was recognized for her years of service to NRAA, the industry and the independent provider community. For years she has demonstrated strong support for the small and mid-sized dialysis providers. She has held leadership positions in the NRAA and FRAA as well as in her role as Director of Government Affairs at ARA.
The presentation was made by 2014 Zawiski Award winner Doug Johnson, MD, Vice Chair of Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Sue is an active member of the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA), where she currently serves on the Board as Director at Large. Sue also serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Renal Administrators Association (FRAA), and on the Board of FMQAI, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and Peer Review Organization (PRO) in Florida. She serves as Co-chair on the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Facility Operations Committee and is an active participant in the Florida Kidney Disaster Coalition (FKDC), Kidney End of Life Coalition and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA).
The NRAA Mark Zawiski Award is presented annually at the Annual Conference. The Award accepts nominations from NRAA members and is voted on by a panel consisting of past Zawiski Award recipients. The award is named after Mark Zawiski, a dialysis facility administrator in the Miami, Florida area, who worked his way through college as a dialysis tech and then advanced through the ranks of administration to become the Executive Director. Mark was the President of the Florida Renal Administrators Association for many years and served as Southeastern Regional Director and Treasurer of the National Renal Administrators Association. Upon Markâ€™s death at a young age, NRAA created the Award to honor him and to recognize other outstanding leaders, mentors and volunteers who are all part of the ESRD community.
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