Kwamane Liddell has helped save lives in Chicago, St. Louis, and Southern Illinois and is an award-winning scholar and healthcare leader. After dropping out of college in 2010, he began his journey in healthcare as a housekeeper at Loyola University Medical Center. He loved the patient interactions and quickly knew that healthcare was the right industry for him. To learn more about healthcare, he waited near the cafeteria every day and asked to sit with anyone who was willing to share their stories. Those conversations led him to nursing school where he quickly advanced through the ranks. Some of his achievements include the St. Louis Business Journal 30 under 30, simultaneously winning national academic awards from three of the largest healthcare leadership organizations at once ACHE, NAHSE, CAHME , and his current role as Director of Business Operations at Dignity Health’s Mercy San Juan Medical Center.