Allegheny County Medical Society Accepting Nominations for Annual Physician and Community Awards

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The Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) is currently accepting nominations for its annual physician and community awards. The physician awards honor ACMS members who have made significant contributions to medicine and our community. The community awards recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of citizens on behalf of the medical profession.

If you know a physician, nurse, healthcare professional, volunteer or organization whose dedication and contributions to patient care are outstanding, the medical society wants to hear about them.  What better way to honor their work and dedication to patient care than nominating them for one of the following prestigious awards?

Community Awards:

Benjamin Rush Individual Award recognizes an individual who is not a practicing healthcare professional, who devotes time, skills, or resources to assisting others and contributes to the advancement of healthcare.

Benjamin Rush Community Organization Award recognizes a company, institution, organization or agency that is successfully addressing a community health issue.

‘Pittsburgh Proud’ Award recognizes individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to improve health in our community that makes us Pittsburgh Proud.

Physician Awards:

Nathaniel Bedford Primary Care Award recognizes a primary care physician for exemplary, compassionate, comprehensive and dedicated care of their patients.

Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award recognizes a physician who demonstrates exceptional skill in clinical care of patients and dedication to the ideals of the medical profession as a teacher or profession leader.

Physician Volunteer Award recognizes a physician for the donation of their time or talents for charitable, clinical, educational or community service activities, domestically or internationally.

Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award honors a physician who has improved the lives of patients by caring for them with integrity, honesty, and respect of their human dignity, and serves as a role model for other physicians.

Nomination forms are available online at www.acms.org.  Completed nominations must be received at the ACMS office by Monday, October 21, 2013. Nominations can be mailed to ACMS Awards, 713 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; faxed to 412-321-5323 or emailed to awards@acms.org.

For more information contact ACMS at 412-321-5030.  The awards will be presented at the annual ACMS community awards and fundraising gala on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The Allegheny County Medical Society represents physician members from all specialties and is dedicated to providing leadership and advocacy for patients and physicians. The organization has been serving Allegheny County since 1865.