Nominate a Healthcare Hero

Does your family have a physician who has gone above and beyond in caring for your needs?

Do you know a dentist who takes the dread out of maintaining your smile?

Or maybe you’ve got a pharmacist who has saved you from serious drug interactions between two prescriptions.

If you know an outstanding healthcare provider, tell us about him or her!


Nominations for Central Penn Parent
Healthcare Heroes awards are now open.

Anyone can nominate their heroes in any of the following categories:

Allied Health & Emergency Medicine Hero
A non-physician professional practicing in allied health or emergency services who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities. Examples include: EMTs, PAs, lab technicians, phlebotomists, chemotherapy technicians, CNA’s, hospice workers, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiologists and dieticians.

Breast Cancer Caregiver of the Year
A health care professional, such as a physician, oncologist, radiologist, or therapist, who provides support both physically and mentally to patients in our local communities battling breast cancer.

Dental & Oral Care Hero
An individual working in dental health and wellness whose services significantly benefit families in our local communities.

Eye Care Specialist Hero
An individual or group that specializes in providing services relating to the visual health of the local community.

Health Administration Hero
A receptionist, health insurance professional or a non-medical employee integral to the services provided in our local communities.

Mental Health Caregiver of the Year Award
An individual or organization that provides mental health support and counseling services to individuals and families of our local communities.

Nurse of the Year
A nurse or nurse practitioner who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Pediatric & Pediatric Specialties Hero
A physician or non-physician working in pediatric medicine or pediatric medical specialties whose work notably benefits the children of our local communities.

Pharmacy Hero
An individual or organization such as a pharmacist, pharmacy, pharmacy assistant, pharmaceutical company, etc., whose efforts considerably benefit the citizens of our local communities.

Physician of the Year
A physician who displays exemplary performance in his/her field and whose services benefit families in our local communities.

Senior Care Hero
An individual or organization committed to advancing the health and wellness of senior citizens in our local communities.

Special Needs Advocate
An individual or organization invested in special needs care for adults and/or children and making a difference to families in our local communities.

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero
An individual or organization that makes women’s health and wellness a top priority and whose services benefit women of all ages in our local communities. Examples include: OB/GYNs, imaging technicians, midwives, doulas, women’s health facilities, etc.

Future of Healthcare Award
Presented to a young adult under the age of 22 who demonstrates a dedication to health care, professional behavior and service to our local communities.

Lifetime Achievement Award
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. Recommendations are welcome; however, this is not a category in which you may submit a nomination. The individual will be selected solely by the independent panel of judges.

Click here for Nomination Form

Finalists will be selected by an independent panel of judges and recognized at a breakfast celebration in March 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. They winner of each category will be announced at the breakfast. Also, every finalist and winner will be featured in the Big Book of Health, a supplement inserted into the April 2018 issue of Central Penn Parent

  • Nominations are limited to individuals and organizations in the following Central Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, York and Lebanon
  • Individuals and organizations may be self-nominated or nominated by another
  • Nominees must currently be in the position they are nominated for—except for lifetime awards.


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