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Crain's Cleveland Business is saluting the dedication, leadership and innovative achievements of Northeast Ohio's health care community. Last presented by Crain’s in 2016, the Health Care Heroes program is designed to recognize individuals and teams making an impact on patient care, the community and health care sector. 

This year's Health Care Hero featured section will be published in the Aug. 26 issue of Crain's Cleveland Business. Finalists and winners will receive recognition at the Crain's Health Care Summit. 

All information submitted as part of this application is considered on the record. We reserve the right to publish any information provided if an applicant is selected for an award.

Awards available in eight categories:

PLEASE NOTE: Given the scope of specialties and professions that could fall into each category, all nominees will be considered individually for accomplishments and body of work within their specific field or specialty.

NURSE: This category is open to all classifications and subspecialties of nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, surgical nurses and advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwifes and nurse practitioners.

PHYSICIAN/DENTIST: This category is open to medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, doctors of podiatric medicine and dentists, and all associated specialties.

ALLIED HEALTH: This category is open to non-physician and non-nurse providers of services in the health care sector. By definition, allied health professionals deliver services involving the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; and rehabilitation and health systems management. Examples of professions included in this category include, but are not limited to, radiographers, speech pathologists, physical therapists, home health aides, respiratory therapists, physician assistants and dental hygienists.

VOLUNTEER: This award will honor any person or group going above and beyond to contribute to the betterment of an organization committed to improving the health of the population it serves.

PUBLIC HEALTH: This category is intended to honor individuals or groups focused on promoting and protecting the overall health of the community, whether it’s through research, education or public outreach. Examples of professions that may fall into this category are health educators, social workers, policymakers, researchers and nonprofit leaders.

WORKPLACE WELLNESS: This category is intended to honor a company or organization committed to the health and overall well-being of its employees. Factors to highlight could include a positive company culture; stress management and mental health awareness programs; robust benefit packages; and workplace exercise options.

INNOVATION: From research and development to population health and patient care, the health care field is one that is built on innovation. This wide-ranging category is designed to honor groups or individuals who have contributed a new idea, product or method that has resulted in some form of improvement impacting health care delivery.

TRUSTEE/BOARD MEMBER: Trustees and board members are charged with helping to set the strategic vision of a health care organization, in addition to overseeing the organization’s finances, leadership, quality and effectiveness. All of this would be a challenging task in the best of times, but it’s a monumental one in today’s ever-changing landscape. This award is open to any board member or trustee serving an organization charged with health care delivery or management.

Deadline to nominate: Tuesday, July 16, 2019. *By end of business day 

Visit this preview to get a glimpse of the application. 

Please note, there is a $25 processing fee for all applications, which must be paid before the nomination will be considered.

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Diversity will be taken into consideration when selecting honorees, including as it relates to the businesses and industries represented, as well as geography, age, race, culture, gender and experience.