Health Care Heroes 2020



Nominations are closed for the 2020 Health Care Heroes Awards!

Check back soon for our finalist announcement.

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards honors individuals and organizations that are making an impact on the quality of health care in Wilmington.

Whether they are companies, doctors, nurses, specialists or managers, join us in recognizing those who embody the word “hero” and prove their excellence in helping others.

With this year’s pandemic, we need your help to recognize the dedication and achievements of our local health care community.

Anyone who works or volunteers with health care in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties is eligible for the awards.

Have questions? Email Maggi Apel at [email protected].


Health Care Heroes - Award Categories


Lifetime Achievement — Honors an individual for achievements throughout his or her career. Judges will consider the individual's professional accomplishments, impact on the community and assistance they gave to others.

Community Achievement — Honors an individual or team who successfully implemented a program addressing a problem in health care administration or delivery. Judges will consider its uniqueness, cost-effectiveness and impact on the community.

Community Outreach — Honors an individual or team who successfully communicated to the community about a significant health issue, including new treatments and best practices, health threats and other community education initiatives. Judges will consider the community impact of the outreach.

Innovation in Health Care — Honors an individual or team behind a new scientific discovery, procedure, treatment or device that can save lives or improve the quality of life for a large number of people. Judges will consider the current and potential impact of the innovation.

Health Care Executive — Honors an individual whose job performance is considered exemplary by people within their organizations, peers and community members. Judges will consider their impact on their organization and the community and relevant testimonials.

Health Care Professional — Honors any health care provider other than physicians or nurse (such as physical therapists, chiropractors, certified nursing aides, researchers and others) whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.

Physician — Honors a physician whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.

Nurse — Honors a nurse whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant — Honors a nurse practitioner or physician assistant whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.

First Responder — Honors a first responder whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Judges will consider evidence of positive clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and relevant testimonials.

Volunteer — Honors a volunteer at a health care provider or other health-related organization who is considered exemplary by people within those organizations. Judges will consider their impact on health care delivery and how their involvement has made a significant difference.

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Aug 7, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020

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