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Gala Award Winners

Robert Plumme

Christian Hospital Distinguished Leadership Award

Robert Plummer is chair of Christian Hospital Board of Directors and president/chief executive officer of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. Since 2004, his leadership and collaboration with community and physician leaders has enabled expansion of clinical services, facilities and access to care. Mr. Plummer’s philanthropy and keen foresight support continual advancement of medical technology.

This award honors an individual or organization who has made exemplary contributions to the health and well-being of hospital patients and the community through leadership and philanthropy to improve access or coordination of care.

Arnold Bullock, MD

Physician of the Year Award

Arnold Bullock, MD, is an urologist at Christian Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he began urologic residency training at Washington University School of Medicine, joining the staff in 1993. Dr. Bullock’s focus is urologic oncology, male voiding dysfunction and erectile dysfunction.

This award is bestowed upon a physician at Christian Hospital who exemplifies compassion, commitment and expertise with innovative technologies and therapies. He or she demonstrates strong leadership by partnering with other professionals or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the community we serve.

Kimberly Cole, RN, MHA

Nursing Leadership Award

Kimberly Cole, RN, MHA, joined Christian Hospital in 2012 as manager of the neurology and orthopedics unit. A registered nurse for 26 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and a Master of Healthcare Administration. Ms. Cole earned her nursing degree in 1993 from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. Since early childhood she never wanted to be anything but a nurse.

This award recognizes an innovative leader who acts as a change agent to improve the nursing culture at Christian Hospital and/or Northwest HealthCare.


Honoree for the Paul F. Detrick Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the Gala.

This award recognizes significant contributions and service to health care delivery at Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare.


Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare, members of BJC HealthCare, provide world-class medical care to the communities of North County, Greater St. Louis County and Southern Illinois.

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