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McElroy Award nominations sought

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Do you know someone who exemplifies service to healthcare and whose contributions to Grand County need recognition?

The Grand County Rural Health Network is accepting nominations for the 2015 Therese McElroy Award for Excellence in Healthcare Service. The criteria are simple: In at least 500 words, tell us about someone who best personifies service in healthcare and would be a worthy role model to be emulated by others.

Therese McElroy, RN was honored with the first ever award in 2013 for 50 years of service, most of which was in Grand County. We believe McElroy is our modern-day “Nursey Young”; she is a modern-day healthcare provider who truly shaped the way healthcare is provided and delivered in Grand County. McElroy has worked in a variety of settings locally, including the hospital, school nurse and home health. She is an example of excellence in healthcare service.

Past recipients include: Therese McElroy, RN in 2013 and Mary Jo Hargadine, RN in 2014.

Future award recipients should be in the healthcare field, either professionally or as a volunteer. They do not have to be a healthcare provider, but someone(s) who has significantly contributed to healthcare locally. Nominees are voted on and selected by the Board of Directors. Recipients are honored at the Network’s Bulls, Boots, and BBQ fundraiser on Sept. 11 at Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N.

Nominations are due by June 15. Award nomination forms are available online at: http://www.gcruralhealth.com. Or call 970-725-3477.


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