The Clark County Medical Society and the Vegas Golden Knights Honor First Responders, Nurses, and Medical Nonprofits

By April 1, 2019 Press Release

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Winged Heart Awards

The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Winged Heart Awards. Established in 2013 by former CCMS President Dr. George Alexander to honor nurses, health-focused nonprofit organizations, and first responders in Clark County. The public can submit nominations through April 27 at www.wingedheartawards.org. 

“The Winged Heart Awards are an opportunity for us to come together as a community and recognize the incredible dedication of our local nurses, nonprofits, and first responders,” said Dr. Alexander. “We encourage residents of Southern Nevada to submit a nomination for someone who has made an impact on their life.”

This year’s Winged Heart Awards are proudly presented by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, who regularly demonstrate their commitment to our community both on and off the ice.

Criteria to be nominated are: nurses must be currently affiliated with local practice or hospital and must provide a necessary service to patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A nonprofit nominee must be a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide outstanding medical/healthcare work and promotes wellness within Clark County. First responders must be currently working in Clark County.

“Our goal is to recognize people who are driven by a passion to serve the community and who go above and beyond the parameters of their job to make our community a better place,” said current CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth. “This is a chance for the community to come together and extend our gratitude for the hard work of these selfless individuals.”

Winged Heart Award nominees will be honored during the CCMS 65th annual Presidential Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Bellagio. 

Past Winged Heart Award winners include: LVMPD Officer Charleston Hartfield (2018), Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada (2018), Lynn Hansen, RN, (2018), Kelly Crawford, RN, (2017), Academy of Human Development (2017), Krystal Coffman, RN, (2016), Jalen’s Gift Foundation (2016), Tammy Wert, RN, (2015), and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (2015), Janet Maran, RN, (2014), and Cure 4 the Kids (2014).

About Clark County Medical Society

Established in 1955, the Clark County Medical Society is a professional organization of more than 1,500 physician, resident, and medical student members. The organization advocates for physicians and their patients in Southern Nevada, encouraging the delivery of quality health care within the community. For more information, visit www.clarkcountymedical.org or call 702.739.9989. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CCMSNevada.