Who’s your Healthcare Hero? Nominees sought for awards

by Rick Griffin

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is soliciting nominees for its 2014 Healthcare Hero Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program that honors volunteers who help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at www.grossmonthealthcare.org. Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa.
Nominees for a 2014 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, according to Dr. Michael T. Long, 2014 GHD board president.
“We solicit the assistance of all East County residents because we want to recognize those unsung heroes of healthcare whose work might not otherwise be recognized,” said Long. “We want to honor those volunteers whose extraordinary care and selfless dedication inspires others to produce measurable outcomes that provide for a healthier East County community.”
For more information about the 2014 Healthcare Hero Awards, contact the GHD offices at info@grossmonthealthcare.org. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 14 at the Steele Canyon Golf Club in Jamul.