Healthcare Heroes began in 2006 as a way to help address the critical shortage of healthcare educators in Nevada. Today, the event has become a statewide fixture in the hearts and minds of Nevada’s healthcare stakeholders. The program has a two-fold purpose that
has remained unchanged in the six years since the inaugural event. It’s a way to donate scholarship funds to Nevada schools, benefiting those that want to pursue healthcare education. It also allows for a venue in which to celebrate those in healthcare that provide excellent service but wouldn’t otherwise be recognized.
From its inception, Healthcare Heroes has been the result of a partnership between Nevada Business Magazine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nevada. This partnership has remained steadfast through the years and has allowed Healthcare Heroes to donate thousands of dollars and honor over 120 healthcare professionals in Nevada.
The program combines a feature special report that runs in the August issue of Nevada Business Magazine with an event in both Northern and Southern Nevada. There are 10 distinct categories in the Healthcare Heroes program and each category has two winners: one in the South and another in the Northern end of the state. Each category winner is chosen by a panel of judges with the specific goal of highlighting doctors, nurses, educators or individuals that work daily in healthcare but are otherwise unrecognized for their efforts.
This year’s program promises to be extraordinary as we honor 20 exceptional individuals that have dedicated their careers to promoting the future of healthcare in the Silver State. The events are being held at the M Resort in Las Vegas and the Silver Legacy in Reno.