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Hospital Heroes Awards


Nominations for 2020 Hospital Heroes Awards Now Open

Among the more than 72,000 people who do their work in Iowa hospitals every day, there are countless heroes. To recognize and promote these individual hospital employees who contribute courageously and selflessly to Iowa hospitals and their communities, the Iowa Hospital Heroes Awards are presented annually at the IHA Annual Meeting in Des Moines.

Since 2007, the Hospital Heroes program has celebrated more than 100 employees who have acted courageously in a moment’s crisis or who have selflessly served their hospitals and communities throughout their careers. Through the Heroes program, IHA shares the stories of these employees and honors their outstanding work and dedication. 

A Hospital Heroes Award nomination may be submitted by anyone affiliated with an Iowa hospital. Nominees must be employed (or recently retired) or have medical privileges at an Iowa hospital. To submit a candidate for the award, a nomination form must be completed and accompanied by a narrative explaining why the nominee deserves this award. It is strongly recommended that any nomination include the maximum of three testimonial letters from supervisors, co-workers and/or community members.

Click here to download the Iowa Hospital Heroes Award nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 1. Questions regarding the award can be directed to Craig Boarchard at IHA.