Grossmont Healthcare District solicits nominations to honor East County volunteers for 2012 Healthcare Hero awards

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Healthcare Hero Awards, which 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 Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa.

Nominees for a 2012 Healthcare Hero Award can include front-line volunteer caregivers, including volunteers at community clinics, junior volunteers, auxiliary members, healthcare educators and pastoral care providers, as well as members of service clubs, community groups and advocacy or policy organizations. Nominees also can include first-responders and other healthcare professionals who volunteer their time beyond their regular scope of job responsibilities, according to Debbie McElravy, GHD 2012 board president. For more information about the 2012 Healthcare Hero Awards, phone the GHD offices at (619) 825-5050. GHD will present its sixth annual Healthcare Hero Awards at a luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon.