January 30, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominations for its 2011 Healthcare Hero Awards, an 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 www.grossmonthealthcare.org. Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa.
Nominees for a 2011 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 employees of healthcare organizations who volunteer their time beyond their regular scope of job responsibilities, according to Debbie McElravy, GHD 2011 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 McElravy. “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 2011 Healthcare Hero Awards, phone the GHD offices at (619) 825-5050. GHD will present its fifth annual Healthcare Hero Awards at a luncheon to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2011, at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon.
Grossmont Healthcare District, a taxpayer-supported public agency, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, and serves as landlord of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.