Medical society recognizes healthcare professionals

The Monroe County Medical Society has recognized two healthcare professionals who, according to the group, have gone above and beyond the usual call of duty.

Dr. Tom Mahoney
Dr. Tom Mahoney

They are
• Physician Thomas L. Mahoney, who earned the 2022 Edward Mott Moore Physician Award. Mahoney served as chief medical officer for Common Ground Health from 2010 to 2021, overseeing all aspects of clinical data and analytics for the regional health planning organization. He was instrumental in securing a $26.6 million communitywide grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for transforming primary care by integrating home and community-based services.

Prior to joining Common Ground Health, Mahoney served as CEO of the Rochester Individual Practice Association and was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Mahoney serves on several statewide and regional committees, including the New York State Department of Health’s State Health Innovation Plan-State Innovation Models (SHIP-SIM) steering committee, the NYeC policy committee and the executive steering, IT, and clinical quality committees for the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System.

Louise Woerner

• Louise Woerner, founder of HCR Home Care, who earned the 2022 Edward Mott Moore Layperson Award. Woerner is known as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, creative powerhouse, feminist, trailblazer and compassionate thought leader. She founded HCR Home Care and serves as president of HCR Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Woerner has been at the forefront of the evolving Rochester area healthcare community for many years. She has served on numerous boards including two terms on the New York Federal Reserve. She is also the founding director and first president of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is the first living woman inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, recipient of multiple honors and nursing awards and the first non-nurse inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

Woerner has spoken and written widely, having been published in 50-plus professional and technical publications.