Grossmont Healthcare District Healthcare Heroes Awards

Grossmont Healthcare District holds an annual awards event to recognize front-line volunteer caregivers and other individuals who improve health and quality of life for East Region residents. Nominated by their peers, honorees are considered as true unsung heroes of healthcare whose work might not otherwise be celebrated.

Watch the video below to hear this year’s volunteer Hero stories.

You may also view the entire 40-minute virtual recognition program for the 2020 event, which was broadcast live on September 16, 2020.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Nominations are for volunteers who produce measurable outcomes that provide for a healthy East Region community, either by helping advance the delivery of healthcare or public health services. Employees of health organizations are eligible if the nomination reflects volunteer work over-and-above their regular employment. Nominees must have made an outstanding achievement, providing positive results in their given field or community. Nominations from a single organization are limited to no more than three individuals from the same entity. Nominees from prior years are eligible to be nominated again, if they were not previously chosen.

Examples of Who Can Be Nominated

Any individual can be nominated who demonstrates selfless dedication to a healthy East Region community above and beyond their regular employment, but examples include:

  • Volunteers (healthcare, civic, community, fire and rescue)
  • Health educators
  • Volunteer transportation
  • Health professionals
  • First responders
  • Volunteers from hospitals and community clinics
  • Pastoral care
  • Grant writers
  • Members of service clubs
  • Members of advocacy or policy organizations
  • Auxiliary members
  • Youth volunteers (health-related)

When are 2021 Nominations Due?

This year, due to COVID-19, we are not accepting nominations. But there is still an opportunity to inspire those able to volunteer. If you’re a nonprofit whose volunteers are the foundation of the work you do, or a volunteer that has a passion for improving the lives of those you serve, we want to feature your experience. Continue making a difference by sharing your volunteer story and inspiring someone in the community to volunteer.