Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes

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 2020 nominations due?

by March 6, 2020

Nominations are electronic for your convenience. Apply online or email to, or mail to:
Grossmont Healthcare District
c/o Healthcare Heroes
9001 Wakarusa St.
La Mesa, CA 91942

For more information about Healthcare Hero Awards, contact the GHD offices at or call (619) 825-5050.