Deadline is Monday for Grossmont Healthcare District’s Healthcare Hero awards

The deadline for submission of nominations for the Grossmont Healthcare District’s 2013 Healthcare Hero Awards is 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa. The Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program that honors East County residents whose volunteer efforts help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at

Nominees for a 2013 Healthcare Hero Award can include a front-line volunteer caregiver, including a volunteer at a community clinic, junior volunteer, auxiliary member, healthcare educator and pastoral care provider, as well as a member of a service club, community group and advocacy or policy organization. Nominees also can include a first-responder or other healthcare professional who volunteers their time beyond their regular scope of job responsibilities. For more information about the 2013 Healthcare Hero Awards, phone the GHD offices at (619) 825-5050. GHD will present its seventh annual Healthcare Hero Awards at a luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2012, at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon.