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2018 Chapter Awards Nominations
As you may know the KY Chapter of the America College of Physicians recognizes several physician and community members annually during the scientific meeting awards ceremony. These awards reflect commitment to the improvement of health care in the state of Kentucky or commitment to our state ACP chapter. This year’s meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday, October 3rd at Founders Union-University of Louisville Shelby Campus.
In anticipation of our meeting in October, I would like to call for nominations for each of our awards. Please find the description and criteria for each award below and forward any nominations by using our awards nomination submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Deadline for submitting is September 5th. Final selection will be determined by the Awards Committee and the Governor’s Council.
Awards for consideration include:
This award is the highest honor of our Chapter. It is given to a physician of experience who is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been of service to medicine, the Chapter, and the community. Nomination letters should include a curriculum vitae and the reasons for nomination.
Physician Community Service Award
The Chapter encourages physicians to be active in their community and to lend aid and encouragement both for health related and other socially valuable efforts. Nominees for this award may be Members, Fellows, or Masters. Nomination letters should include a description of the service and a brief biography of the nominee.
Lay Person/Organization Community Service Award
The Chapter encourages community service by all and wishes to recognize an outstanding individual or organization for their service to the community particularly in a health related field. Nominees for this award generally will not be physicians and can come from all walks of life. Nonprofit, nongovernmental, governmental and military organizations may also be nominated. Nomination letters should include a detailed description of the service and the person or organization to be recognized.
The Chapter realizes that the future of healthcare the preservation of our profession, and the improvement of medical care for patients will involve legislative and regulatory pressures. Those who advocate for quality in the decisions of legislative and regulatory bodies are highly valued and we wish to recognize them. The Chapter has established The Advocacy Award for outstanding individuals, physician or nonphysician, who have demonstrated significant effort in trying to influence and improve legislation and regulation impacting the health care system for our patients. Nominations for this will award should provide detail of the efforts of the individual and a brief biography of the nominee.
Thank you for your time and I hope to have a diverse representation of honorees from across the state. I look forward to hearing the great things internists, specialist and community partners are doing to promote health in Kentucky!
Beth Riley, MD FACP
Governor, ACP Kentucky Chapter