Categories

Health Care Innovation: This award honors a company or individual primarily responsible for a medical science discovery or for development of a new procedure, device or treatment that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people.

Health Care Staff: This award recognizes an individual whose performance receives high marks from peers and superiors. The category is open, but not limited, to physician assistants, emergency medical technicians and health information technicians.

Management: This award recognizes an individual who serves in a management role in a health care institution. This person should have made measurable positive contributions to his or her organization. Factors to be judged include evidence of measurable results as well as testimonials from peers and administrators.

Medical Professional: This award recognizes individuals who serve our community by providing services beyond the clinical setting. The category is open, but not limited, to licensed practical nurses, physical therapists and home health care aides.

Mental Health: This award honors an individual who is professionally qualified to treat patients with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders, and whose effectiveness is supported by testimonials from peers and administrators.

Nurse: This award honors a nurse who has performed in exemplary ways. Factors to be judged include patient satisfaction and evidence of performance effectiveness, including testimonials from superiors, peers, and patients.

Physician: This award honors a physician whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers. Factors to be judged include evidence of positive outcomes, patient satisfaction and testimonials from peers and administrators.

Senior Care: This award honors an individual for exceptional care to the elderly. Factors to be judged include evidence of performance effectiveness as well as testimonials from peers and administrators.

Special Needs: This award honors a person whose job performance is considered exemplary and makes a positive difference in the lives of special needs individuals and their families. Factors to be judged include evidence of performance effectiveness, and testimonials from peers and administrators.

Volunteer: This award honors an individual whose volunteer efforts in the health care field have made a significant positive impact on the community. The efforts—present or past—should be explained and supported by testimonials.