Two Flagstaff business people received top awards during the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation’s (the Foundation) 57th annual Turquoise Ball fundraiser held at the High Country Conference Center Dec. 2. More than 500 people were in attendance to see the awards presented by Rick Smith, Foundation president and CEO.
The “Philanthropist of the Year” award went to Mike Loven, owner of Loven Contracting. In 2017, Loven was a major funder of Elaine’s Forest House hospice in Flagstaff. He is a long-time supporter of the Foundation, contributing to the Turquoise Ball, the Loven Family Run, the Copper Ball, the Chicks with Sticks Golf Tournament, and the Holes for Healthcare golf tournament – all events which support regional and community health.
The “Volunteer of the Year” award went to Anthony Quintile, general manager of Absolute Bikes in Flagstaff and Sedona and an integral contributor to the success of the Taylor House Century Ride fundraiser.
The funds raised through the 2017 Turquoise Ball will go toward the creation of a technology training center at FMC for doctors and nurses. They will be educated on new and emerging technologies – such as a variety of smart room technologies - before they are implemented with patients.