8th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards Luncheon - May 11, 2011

The 8th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society, will take place at the The Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach, Florida on May 11, 2011, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The annual Heroes in Medicine awards recognize individuals and organizations who utilize their skills in the field of healthcare to provide outstanding service to meet the needs of people in the local, national or global community. Heroes in Medicine are men and women who place the needs of others above self and view personal responsibility from a global perspective.

Proceeds from this event benefit Project Access, providing healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County, and the Medical Society’s medical scholarship fund.

Awards will be presented in the following

Award Categories:

Community Outreach Hero. This award recognizes an individual, company, institution, organization or agency that has devoted time, skills and/or other resources to assist others and or contribute to the betterment of healthcare. Volunteer, healthcare or non-healthcare individuals or professionals and/or groups may be nominated under this
category.

Bruce Rendina Professional Hero. This award recognizes an individual whose profession is an integral part of the healthcare system but he or she is not a direct provider of patient care. This person has demonstrated the desire and willingness to use his or her knowledge and abilities to improve the health of the local, national and/or global communities. Nominees may include educators and administrators, among others.

Physician Hero (Local/National). This award recognizes an M.D. or a D.O. who embodies the characteristics of skill, compassion and dedication to the ideals and beliefs of the profession and has contributed in significant ways to the betterment of healthcare locally and/or nationally. Nominees may also be physicians who have made outstanding contributions to medical education.

Physician Hero (International). This award recognizes an M.D. or a D.O. who embodies the characteristics of skill, compassion and dedication to the ideals and beliefs of the profession and has contributed in significant ways to the betterment of healthcare which has been carried on outside of the United States. Nominees may also be physicians who have made outstanding contributions to medical education outside of the US.

Healthcare Provider Hero (Non-Physician). This award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who may be direct providers of healthcare but are not physicians. Nominees may include but are not limited to nurses, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, midwives, social workers, paramedics, chiropractors, various kinds of therapists, etc. Nominees should personify the ideals of their professions and have repeatedly demonstrated activities
that have gone “above and beyond” by contributing in significant ways to the betterment of healthcare locally, nationally and/or globally.

Student Hero. This award recognizes a high school or college student or a group of high school or college students who have made outstanding commitments to healthcare of the community, locally, nationally and/or globally and as a result have made or are making a significant difference through their activities.

Event Information:

Tickets available online at www.pbcms.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For additional information call 561-433-3940.

Location:

The Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Time:

May 11, 2011 – from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For questions please contact:
yvonnes@pbcms.org.
OR
Telephone: 561-433-3940.

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