Just like our favorite fictional protagonists – Diana Prince, Bruce Wayne – heroes are all around us, sometimes you just need a little help seeing them for the champions they are. In August, NJBIZ will celebrate its annual Health Care Heroes Awards program, and we want your help to ensure we’re recognizing the best of the best, even if they can’t be easily identified by a cape.
The Health Care Heroes Awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the work of individuals and organizations making an impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey across 10 categories:
Health Care Professionals – Recognizing individuals whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
Education – Recognizing individuals or organizations in health education that are making a difference in their community and in the industry.
Innovation – Recognizing individuals or companies that are primarily responsible for a medical science discovery or for developing a new procedure, device, service, program or treatment that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people.
Nursing – Recognizing individuals whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
Physicians – Recognizing individuals whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
Public Health – Recognizing individuals who have made, or are making, an extraordinary impact on the public health of their community.
Volunteer – Recognizing individuals who contribute time or expertise to patients or health care issues, and whose efforts have made a significant positive impact on the community.
Workplace Wellness – Recognizing businesses for their company-wide wellness programs, healthy work environments, ergonomics program,s or other health-related activities benefiting employees.
Long Term Care Facilities – Recognizing companies that provide exemplary, innovative care for residents and patients.
Medical Technology Pioneers – Recognizing companies that have developed technology that had a great impact on the public health of New Jersey.
Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges. To be eligible, your hero must work in New Jersey; company and organization nominees – for profit or nonprofit – must have offices in New Jersey.
Maybe you’re a hero–you can self-nominate or submit an application for another person, but you can only be nominated in one of the 10 categories of recognition–and stacking your nominations won’t increase your chances of winning. Judges will score one nomination per person or company, and they reserve the right to move an entry to a different category at their discretion.
If you’ve been a winner in this awards program in the past three years, you are ineligible to be nominated for that category again, but you can try your luck in one of the other ones.
For full details and to start nominating your 2021 health care heroes, visit our Events page here.