The Clark County Medical Society nominations for its annual Winged Heart Awards, are due tomorrow, September 1.
The award, established in 2013 by former Clark County Medical Society President George Alexander, is designed to recognize the important contributions that medical professionals make to keep the community healthy.
“My inspiration to create the Winged Heart Award was to engage the community with the Clark County Medical Society as we raise the bar of health care in Southern Nevada,” said Alexander, who continues to oversee the award program. “We wanted to recognize some of our unsung heroes in health care who are making a positive difference.”
While many health care awards honor doctors and executives, the Winged Heart Awards ask the community to nominate outstanding nurses, health-related nonprofit organizations and first responders. The nominations are then reviewed by the Clark County Medical Society’s immediate past president, current president and president-elect to arrive at an honoree in each category.
“The winner and their family are invited to the annual Clark County Medical Society Presidential Installation and Awards ceremony where they are recognized, thanked and presented an award for improving healthcare in our community,” Alexander said.
Nursing nominees must be currently affiliated with a local practice or hospital, and they must be providing a necessary service to patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Nonprofit nominees must be a registered 501(c)3 with a mission to provide outstanding medical/health care or to promote wellness within Clark County. Nominees for the first responder category must be currently employed in Clark County as a paramedic, emergency medical technician, police officer, firefighter or rescuer.
Winners from 2019 include Deputy Chief John Steinbeck, Clark County Fire Department, first responder; Cassandra Trummel, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, nurse; and the Jewish Family Services Agency, nonprofit.
Nominations can be made on the Clark County Medical Center at www.clarkcountymedical.org/wingedheartawards.