Western New York Healthcare Hero Awards event seeks nominations

Any healthcare individual is eligible to be nominated for the award.

The Covid-19 pandemic threw body blocks to the healthcare industry from 2020 through 2023. The heroes of this industry will now be recognized during an awards presentation on Oct. 11 at the M Hotel Ballroom.

“To all my colleagues in healthcare, we applaud you for the extreme sacrifice that you so selflessly gave to Western New Yorkers during the Covid-19 crisis. Now, we wish to do a little something for you as a giveback,” exclaimed Renee Likong, a nurse at Terrace View Long Term Health Care Facility and head of the New York Association of Licensed Practical Nurses.

The organization is teaming up with UnitedHealthcare and Cumulus Broadcasting (Classic Hits 104.1) to honor several healthcare employees who went over and above during the pandemic.

The program, WNY Healthcare Hero Awards, is now taking online nominations through Sept. 13.

The top award will be $500 cash, second prize $250 cash, and third place will receive $150 in restaurant gift cards. Judges will be sponsors, healthcare media journalists and nursing industry experts.

Any healthcare individual is eligible if over 21 and employed at a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or healthcare facility in Western New York.

Winners will be notified after the contest deadline and will be honored on the Trocaire College Stage at the M Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 11.  They will get free admission and attend the event titled “Nurses Night – Celebrating ALL Healthcare Heroes” that runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

To enter the WNY Healthcare Hero Awards contest, log onto www.WHTT.com/category/contests and fill out a brief nomination form.

Anyone wishing to attend the Oct. 11 event, which will feature food sampling/sales, entertainment, beverage sampling, crafters, jewelry, and healthcare information booths, can purchase tickets for $9.50 which includes the online service charge. Get info and tickets online by logging onto www.NursesNightofCelebration.com.  The event is sponsored by Trusted Nurse Staffing, UnitedHealthcare and Trocaire College. Media sponsors are Classic Hits 104.1 (WHTT-FM), and Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine.