Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a nonprofit organization, will host the 16th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion on Friday, May 17, 2019. These prestigious awards honor people throughout Palm Beach County who use their skills and resources to provide outstanding services. Proceeds from the event benefit Project Access, which provides health care for low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County and other services of the Medical Society.
To be considered for an award, nominations must be received by Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:00pm. No late nominations will be accepted. If not a self-nomination, please inform the nominee as they may be called for clarification of the application and/or for an interview. One to four people will be selected in each category.
Selected 2019 Heroes in Medicine Award recipients will be interviewed in person on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Where: Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach
When: Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Reception followed by lunch and the awards ceremony
Why: The event’s net proceeds support Project Access, a physician-led network of care linking physicians and other health care providers, offering comprehensive care at no cost to local, uninsured children and adults.
PHYSICIAN HERO is an MD or a DO 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 health care locally, nationally and /or internationally.
BRUCE RENDINA PROFESSIONAL HERO is an individual whose profession is an integral part of the health care system but is not a direct provider of patient care. This person has used his or her knowledge and abilities to improve the health of the local, national and/or global communities. Nominees may include advocates, administrators and others.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION HERO is a company, institution, organization or agency that has devoted time, skills and/or other resources to assist others and/or contribute to the betterment of health care.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH WELLNESS/PREVENTION HERO is paid or volunteer health care or non-health care individual(s) or professional(s) who has and/or group(s) who have devoted time, skills and/or other resources to assist others and/or contribute to the betterment of health care. This may include programs supporting training and/or educating people on how to improve daily choices, prevent illnesses, access local resources and/or improve the overall quality of life.
HEALTH CARE EDUCATOR HERO is a physician or other educator who has made outstanding contributions to health care education in the County.
HEALTH CARE INNOVATION HERO is an individual or company who has been primarily responsible for development and implementation of scientific advances that has substantially improved the quality of life for people. This can be the invention of a new device, process or service.
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER HERO (non-physician) is an individual or group of individuals who may directly provide healthcare but are not physicians and have provided services and/or programs that have gone “above and beyond” by contributing to the betterment of healthcare. Nominees may include but are not limited to nurses, PAs, dentists, pharmacists, midwives, social workers, paramedics, chiropractors, therapists, care coordinators, etc.
COLLEGE/MEDICAL STUDENT HERO is a college or medical student who has or group of students who have made outstanding commitments to health care and as a result has made or is making a significant difference.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HERO is a high school student who has or group of students who have made outstanding commitments to health care and as a result has made or is making a significant difference.
PROJECT ACCESS HERO is an MD, DO, hospital, medical group or facility who through Project Access has donated time and services and embodies the characteristics of skill, compassion and dedication and has contributed in significant ways to the betterment of health care locally.
Questions? Email Heroes@PBCMS.org or visit www.PBCMS.org or call 561-433-3940.