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ISU-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider and Rick Tivis are 2011 Health Care Hero honorees

Sept. 1, 2011

ISU-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider and Rick Tivis are honorees in the 2011 Health Care Heroes program sponsored by the Idaho Business Review newspaper in Boise. In its sixth year, the program recognizes health care professionals, educators and volunteers for their contributions and service to Idaho’s health care industry.

Schneider, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences and clinical coordinator of ISU’s dietetic internship, is an honoree in the educator category. Tivis, a biostatistician in the Institute of Rural Health and chairman of the Canyon County Community Clinic, is an honoree in the volunteer category.

They are among 18 finalists who will be recognized at a luncheon Oct. 4 at the McCleary Auditorium at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center and profiled in a magazine distributed by the Idaho Business Review.





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