The American Heart Association honors three deserving individuals – Daniel M. Roper, MD, Brett Knoop and Phil Miedema – with the Richard M. DeVos Award at the Grand Rapids Heart Ball on April 13 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
This award is given annually to an individual or individuals who demonstrate a tireless dedication to their community through the work of the American Heart Association, in an effort to create a heart-healthy community. Through their giving and support, they enhance the cardiovascular quality of life for many and have played a significant role in advancing the mission of the American Heart Association in West Michigan.
The Richard M. DeVos Award for Medical Excellence was presented to Daniel M. Roper, MD, medical director and chief of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus in West Michigan. Roper serves on the board of directors of Mercy Health and is a group partner with the Grand River Emergency Medical Group. He teaches as a clinical professor for Michigan State University in the department of emergency medicine. He is also involved with numerous committees, task forces and crisis teams.