Health Awards

Kim feels privileged to have had her work recognised over the years through various awards in the health industry. Her goal is to help people understand the many cutting-edge opportunities which exist for helping patients recover from chronic illnesses without medication, and that in large part patients can learn how to self-heal.

Nominee – Woman of Influence Awards 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow New Zealanders. Kim is proud to have been nominated for the health and science award for women who are driving scientific, technological, or other significant innovation, either within their business or workplace or within the broader community.

Presented by Westpac and Stuff, the programme highlights the significant contribution women are making to New Zealand’s growth and development. It recognises female leaders, and reaffirms the value of bold and diverse thoughts and actions they bring in creating a vibrant present and a bright future for all New Zealanders.

Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award 2018

Presented by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, this award recognizes an individual who is currently providing leadership in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, helping strengthen the foundation laid by others, while advancing it through innovation. This individual is recognized for the extraordinary contributions he or she has made in any one of several domains:

Patient Care: A healthcare provider who is practicing lifestyle medicine to provide extraordinary quality and compassionate patient care.

Education: An accomplished healthcare educator who is incorporating aspects of lifestyle medicine into training and inspiring the next generation of healthcare providers.

Innovation: A person who is breaking new ground in a healthcare arena through an advancement, improvement of efficiencies, an IT product or a novel initiative, while incorporating the principles of lifestyle medicine.

Management: A healthcare leader who is exceeding expectations when it comes to influencing growth and development of healthcare and lifestyle medicine to meet the needs of the community.

Community Service: A healthcare provider making a meaningful contribution to community health improvement, including, but not limited to, increasing access to healthcare and lifestyle medicine for low-income residents.

Kim is proud to be nominated for her service in patient care, education, innovation and management.

Read more about the awards here. 

Nominee – The David Awards 2017

The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand, whose tenacity, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country. Kim is entered in the awards under the categories of ‘most outstanding triumph over adversity’, ‘most innovative business’ and ‘Solo Meo Award’ (one-person businesses)

In the same way that David, an ordinary, unassuming young man, conquered the giant Goliath using only his shrewdness and a simple slingshot, these entrepreneurial Davids often punch well above their weight. The aim of The David Awards is to acknowledge the “Davids” who contribute so much to this country, their communities, their families and the Kiwi business landscape, and who are seldom recognised for it.

Nominated for ‘Best Kept Secret’ – WEGO Health Awards 2017

Kim has been nominated for the Health Activist Award in the ‘Best Kept Secret’ category. This is the second time she has been nominated for this award.

You can view the awards and vote for Kim here.

Nominee – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017

Kim was acknowledged in the Awhina Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017 for her work in helping patients recover from chronic illnesses via telehealth.

She was praised by the judges for creating a program which “empowers patients to take control of their own health in these highly debilitating conditions” and that there is “clear evidence that the program has the potential to make a difference to patients’ outcomes and experience”.

The Awhina Health Excellence Awards showcase outstanding work by health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. The Health Excellence Awards are about celebrating research and innovation excellence in healthcare. Improving patient outcomes is the single most important benefit. For more information see the Awhina Health Excellence Awards page.

Winner Best Paper – HINZ Health Informatics Awards 2016

In October 2016, 1200 delegates and 260 speakers from 14 countries converged at Sky City Auckland for the HINZ / GT / SFT and Nurse Infomatics global health conference. Jackie Plunkett (President of Australasian Telehealth Society) and Assoc. Professor Anthony Smith (Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland) handing Kim a ‘Best Paper’ Award in the SFT (Successes and Failures in Telehealth) Awards.

Finalist – Next New Zealand Woman of the Year

In 2011 Kim was privileged to be chosen as one of 5 finalists in the ‘Health Excellence’ award section of the NEXT New Zealand Women of the Year Award for ‘Innovation and Contribution to Health and Science’.

Kim with health colleague Dr Libby

Finalist and Runner Up – ILAB Global Impact Award

In 2015 Kim was a finalist for the ILAB Global Awards run by Entrepreneur Roger Hamilton, and won a runner-up place for a scholarship to attend the ILAB training in Bali.

The Awards celebrate Entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world.

Semi Finalist – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Award

In 2012 Kim’s Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Online Summit made it to the semi-finals of the Waitemata District Health Award for Excellence in Health.

Kim with colleague Pat Armitstead at the Awards.

Nominee – Westpac Women of Influence Awards

2012 / 2014 – Nominee Westpac Women of Influence of Awards

Voted Top Speaker – Transform your Mind Summit

Kim was voted one of two top speakers in the ‘Transform your Mind’ Summit, an online event bringing top information from world-class speakers on how to become the master of your inner kingdom! Kim’s topic was the ‘Emotional Causation of Physical Symptoms’.
For more information on the summit go to