HC3, Morr nominated as health care heroes

The 2015 Healthcare Heroes Awards Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion, with county representative among those honored.

Sharon Morr of the Fulton County Health Center has been nominated as a Health Care Hero.

The Healthcare Heroes Awards were created in 2009 to recognize the extraordinary contributions healthcare makes to quality of life in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Since it is the people in healthcare who make the difference, Healthcare Heroes recognizes five individual Healthcare Heroes, including a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

This year, Healthcare Heroes also will recognize at least one Collaborative Community Health Improvement Initiative. It may be a county-based health improvement coalition or an issue-oriented collaborative.

As a collaborative, Healthy Choices, Caring Communities has been nominated.

New this year is a free pre-awards program workshop from 1 to 4:45 p.m. at the United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson St., Toledo, brought to you by TechSolve and the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio. This interactive workshop will feature communities that are successfully addressing health disparities, obesity, mental health issues and substance abuse. Seating is limited to the first 80 participants, and registration is required.

Healthcare Heroes is a community program sponsored by Fostering Healthy Communities; Gilmore, Jasion, Mahler, LTD; Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; TechSolve; and Hylant Group. The Toledo Business Journal is our media partner. For additional information about this event and/or the Healthcare Heroes program, please contact Dee Geer at [email protected] or 419-842-0800.

Healthcare Hero

A hero is usually an ordinary person doing extraordinary things who is distinguished for courage or ability. Heroes may also be people who are models for others and have performed a heroic deed and/or tirelessly given of their time, talent and expertise to improve health.

A Healthcare Hero could be a physician, nurse, allied health professional, researcher, administrator, educator or caregiver who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Healthcare Heroes should demonstrate honesty, integrity, humility, courage and commitment.

A Healthcare Hero may exemplify one of the following:

  • Patient Care: A healthcare provider who gives extraordinary quality, compassionate patient care.
  • Innovation: A person who is breaking new ground in the healthcare arena through an advancement, improvement of efficiencies, or a new initiative.
  • Research: A researcher who is on the cutting edge of clinical research to ultimately improve patient care.
  • Education: An accomplished healthcare educator who is inspiring the next generation of healthcare providers.
  • Management: A healthcare leader who exceeds all expectations when it comes to influencing growth and development of healthcare to meet the needs of the community.
  • Community Service: A healthcare provider making a meaningful contribution to community health improvement, including but not limited to increasing access to healthcare for low-income residents.

In addition to recognizing four Heroes from different aspects of healthcare, a Healthcare Hero Lifetime Achievement also is presented. To qualify for the Lifetime Achievement Award, a healthcare leader must have left a mark on healthcare through an at least 25-year career of heroic acts, compassion, honor and integrity who has helped put our region at the forefront of healthcare.