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Nurse H.E.R.O Award Open for Nominations

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Nurses impact millions of lives daily. Whether you know one personally, or have had a friend or family member cared for by a nurse, chances are everyone has at least one reason to be thankful for a nurse. To celebrate and honor exceptional nurses in the world of health care, Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announced the establishment of its H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome] Nurse Service Award.

According to Ansell, “the award recognizes nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession and their community.” This could be a nurse who went out of their way to give you exceptional care while you were recovering at a hospital, or one who offered a tender comfort for a loved one and made all the difference. We would all love to be able to thank all nurses for the largest hurdles and tiniest contributions that helped their patients, and he’s your chance to honor a select few that left an exceptionally lasting impression with not only those they care for, but everyone around them.

The Nurse H.E.R.O contest is open for nominations beginning now until May 26, 2013. Anthony Lopez, president of Ansell’s Medical Solutions GBU explains, "The H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award is our way to show appreciation for our nation's nurses and acknowledge their tireless contribution as care givers, patient advocates, researchers and teachers."

Everyone is invited to nominate their nurse hero online at Voting will then begin May 27, 2013 and continues through June 30, 2013.

The top 10 nominees with the most votes will receive the H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award and have their story profiled online. Each winner will also receive a nursing textbook of their choice.