2020 Healthcare Heroes
Nominate a Hero Today!
Nominations close January 10, 2020
Applications close January 17, 2020
Winners will be announced during an awards celebration in March 2020.
Central Penn Parent and Central Penn Business Journal’s 13th annual Healthcare Heroes awards program will take place in March of 2020. Nominations are open now. This award recognizes excellence, promotes innovation and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care in Central Pennsylvania.
See 2019’s Healthcare Heroes!
Advancement in Innovation and Healthcare
This honors an organization principally responsible for a scientific discovery or for the development of a new process, device or a service that can save or improve the quality of life for a large number of people.
Allied Health Hero
This honors a non-physician professional practicing in allied health who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities. Examples include: Physician Assistants, lab technicians, phlebotomists, chemotherapy technicians, CNAs, hospice workers, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and radiology technicians.
Community Outreach/Education Hero
This honors an individual or organization that reaches outside of their normal sphere of business to focus attention on a health care issue or to solve a community health problem.
First Responder Hero
This honors individuals such as the military, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters and police for their professional achievement and community involvement in their line of duty.
Health Professional Hero
This honors non-medical health care workers. Examples include administrators, professors, health insurance professionals and receptionists.
Lifetime Achievement Hero
This award is presented to one individual for his/her lifetime career of advancing the health care of our region through heroic acts, mentoring, compassion, honor and integrity.
Mental Health Caregiver of the Year
This honors an individual or organization that provides mental health support and counseling services to individuals and families in our local communities.
Nurse of the Year
This honors a nurse or nurse practitioner whose performance is considered exemplary by patients and doctors and provides a model of professionalism to peers.
Pediatric and Pediatric Specialties Hero
This honors a physician or non-physician working in pediatric medicine or pediatric medical specialties whose work notably benefits the children in our local communities.
Physician of the Year
This honors a physician who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit in our local communities.
Senior Care Hero
This honors an individual or organization committed to advancing the health and wellness of senior citizens in our local communities.
Special Needs Advocate
This honors an individual or organization invested in special needs care for adults and/or children and making a difference to families in our local communities.
Therapeutic Care Provider of the Year
This honors an individual or organization invested in physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic care whose job performance is considered commendable by patients and colleagues.
This honors non-payroll individuals who reach out with time or skills to help patients or health care providers.
Women’s Health and Wellness Hero
This honors an individual or organization that makes women’s health and wellness a top priority and whose services benefit women of all ages. Examples include: OB/GYNs, imaging technicians, midwives, doulas, women’s health facilities.
Workplace Wellness Program of the Year
This honors an organization for a company-wide wellness program, healthy work environment, ergonomics program, or other health-related activities benefiting employees.