ISU Meridian Health Science Center

Nominations are Open for 2009 Health Care Heroes

July 8, 2009

Do you know of a colleague who's made an important contribution to the health care profession? Or an ISU program that provides vital community outreach? They'd be perfect candidates for the honor of Health Care Hero, a statewide awards program developed by the Idaho Business Review newspaper.

The nomination deadline is July 31. Nomination forms are available at

There are 10 categories for Health Care Hero, including physician, nurse, volunteer, educator and rehabilitation care. Judges will select finalists in each category and the top honoree will be announced at an awards dinner Oct. 1 in Boise. All finalists will be featured in the annual Health Care Heroes magazine, published by the Idaho Business Review.

Health Care Heroes is sponsored by numerous health care organizations and institutions, including ISU and PacificSource Health Plans.

For more information, contact Lauren Haber at the Idaho Business Review in Boise, (208) 639-3510.


Media Contact: Chris Gabettas, ISU-Meridian Public Relations
208-373-1806 (Office), 208-861-3121 (Cell)

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