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Know a hero?
Here’s your chance to have them recognized with a 2014 Inside Business Health Care Heroes Award.

Inside Business is accepting nominations for the 2014 Health Care Heroes Awards, honoring individuals, companies and organizations for their contributions to improving health care in Southeast Virginia.  Entries will be judged on documented accomplishments. Recipients of the Health Care Heroes of Hampton Roads Awards will be profiled in a special supplement of Inside Business and presented the awards at a banquet in February.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 19.
To preview the nomiatnion form, please click on Resources in the upper right corner of the screen and download the Offline Nomination Worksheet.
Please create an account to start your nomination, or log in to continue or edit an existing nomination.  Please note that your InsideBiz.com login will not work for this nomination site.

If you have any trouble, contact olga.currie@pilotonline.com

About the Health Care Heroes program
These awards epitomize the spirit embodied in the word “hero” in the delivery of health care to the community. The goals of the program are to recognize excellence, promote innovation, encourage emulation of successful programs, educate the general public, contribute to the enhancement of the value and quality of health care, and to give recognition to those deserving.

Entries will be judged on accomplishments in the following categories in which multiple honorees might be selected:

Corporate Achievements in Health Care
Honors a company or organization that successfully implemented a program to address health care administration or delivery problems. Judges will consider the program’s uniqueness, cost-effectiveness and impact on the community
Corporate Achievements in Wellness
Honors a company or organization that successfully implemented a wellness program for employees. Judges will consider the program’s uniqueness, cost-effectiveness and impact on the company or organization.
Advancements in Health Care
Honors a company, organization or individual for a scientific discovery or for development of a new procedure, device or service that can save lives or improve quality of life. Judges will consider the current and potential impact of the innovation.
Community Service
Honors an individual or organization for leadership in focusing on solving a particular health care issue. Judges will consider the impact and significance of the organization or individual’s leadership and testimonials from peers and health care officials.
Physician
Honors physicians whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients and peers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, longevity in the field and testimonials from peers and administrators. Judges may select physician honorees from any or all of the following categories:
- Specialist
- Primary Care
- Pediatrician
- Surgeon
- Dental
- Eye
- Emergency
- Military
Nurse
Honors an individual from the nursing field whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients, peers and physicians. Judges will consider performance, patient satisfaction, longevity in the field and testimonials from peers and administrators. Nurses from all industries will be considered, from emergency room to school nurses.
Military Care
Honors an individual from the military health care field whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients, peers and superiors. Judges will consider performance, patient satisfaction, longevity in the field and testimonials from peers and superiors. Winners could include military physicians, nurses, volunteers, therapists, etc.
Emergency Response
Honors an individual or group of individuals whose quick responses saved lives in a dire situation. This is a broad category that could include those in the medical field, first responders such as fire fighters and police officers as well as private citizens. Judges will consider the significance and impact of the response as well as testimonials about the event.
Health Care Staff
Honors an individual from an allied health field committed to providing quality comfort and care. Judges will consider longevity in the field, evidence of the nominee’s effectiveness and testimonials from superiors, peers and patients. Winners could include therapists, technical support staff, nursing assistants, caregivers, administrative support staff, etc.
Volunteer
Honors an individual who is not employed in the health care field but has had a major impact in the delivery of health care through volunteer work. Involvement can be past and/or present where the nominee has made significant difference. Judges will consider the impact of nominee’s volunteerism and testimonials from peers. Explain the nature and dates of involvement.

Nominees must perform their service in the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia or else live here or work for an organization based here.  This is a one-time award.  Previous honorees can be considered for an award in a new category.

To see a preview of the nomination form, click on Resources on the top right and view the Offline Worksheet. This is for preparation purposes only - all nominations must be submitted online to be considered.