Nominations: Health Care Heroes

Health Care Heroes


Who is eligible?
The Health Care Hero Awards recognize individuals and/or organizations in the central Indiana health care industry who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The Indianapolis SMSA includes Marion and surrounding counties, and Madison County.

What are the criteria?
Below is a list of the five categories and the criteria:

Community Achievement in Health Care:
Honors a company or organization that has successfully implemented a program that has addressed an acknowledged problem in health care administration or delivery. Judges will consider its uniqueness, its cost-effectiveness and its impact on the community.

Innovations in Health Care:
Honors a company or individual primarily responsible for a scientific discovery or for development of a new procedure, treatment or device that can save lives or improve quality of life for a large number of people. Judges will consider the current and potential impact of the innovation.

Honors a physician 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. The award will recognize recent or lifetime achievements.

Honors an individual from the nursing or allied health fields whose performance in the delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers. Judges will consider longevity in the field and submitted evidence of the nominee’s effectiveness, including testimonials from superiors, peers and patients. This category does not include administrative positions, such as hospital administrators or CEOs.

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 nominee has made a significant difference. Explain the nature and dates of involvement.

How do I nominate someone?
Nominations are closed.

What is the deadline?
IBJ will accept Health Care Heroes nominations through Friday, Dec. 21, 2023.

When does the special feature publish?
The honorees and top honorees will be featured in the IBJ on March 1, 2024. A special event honoring this year’s Health Care Heroes will be held on Feb. 29.

Can I see a list of previous winners?
Yes, click here to view previous Health Care Heroes features and winners. Previous winners are not eligible for nomination, but previous honorees may be renominated.