Health Care Heroes Nomination Form

Health Care Heroes

Help us honor the unsung heroes in our health care community. 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. The nomination form must be filled out completely, including a brief descriptive narrative of 500 words or less. Each nomination will be judged on its own merits. IBJ and a panel of health care professionals review nominations in five categories–community achievement in health care, innovations in health care, physician, non-physician and volunteer. Honorees are chosen for each category and a winner is announced at the Health Care Heroes awards breakfast. IBJ welcomes nominations for these awards now through December 21, 2023.

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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.

Physician: 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.

Non-Physician: 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.

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

Descriptive Narrative: In 500 words or less please describe your reasons for this nomination. Be sure to include back-up material addressing any of the criteria under the appropriate category.

Note: All supporting documentation must be uploaded with the nomination.