Every town and city in Indiana has physicians and laypersons who work hard to make their communities a better place to live and work. No doubt, you know one of these people. If so, consider nominating that person for one of three ISMA awards. The selected recipients will be honored during the ISMA annual convention Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.
The deadline to submit names for all three of these awards is June 13. Download nomination forms on the ISMA convention page or for a hard copy, call Rhonda Bennett at the ISMA at (317) 261-2060 or (800) 257-4762.
Physician Community Service Award
This award honors an Indiana physician who has made civic, cultural, social or economic contributions to the community. Physicians and citizens may submit nominations.
To be eligible, the physician nominee must:
- Be licensed within the state of Indiana
- Be living
- Not have received the award previously
- Compiled an outstanding record of community service, apart from specific identification as a physician, that reflects well on the profession
Patient Health Advocate Award
Only ISMA physician members may submit nominations for this award that recognizes a non-physician who has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of Hoosier patients.
Nominations must include:
- Current biography of the nominee
- Letter of recommendation outlining the contributions by the nominee
- Any articles or documents highlighting the nominee’s contributions to the health of Indiana citizens
Dr. Kathleen Galbraith Legacy Leadership Award
Dr. Galbraith had a vision to increase awareness of domestic violence.
She chaired the ISMA Family Violence Committee, spoke to physicians about the importance of screening and often discussed dating violence on her weekly radio show for teens. In her memory, this award honors those who share her passion.
To be nominated, applicants:
- Must be living
- Can be a legislator, physician or layperson
- May not have received this award previously
- Must be nominated only by an ISMA committee, commission or member in good standing
Also, nominations must include documentation, including a letter acknowledging the nominee’s qualifications and significant contributions to promote the health and safety of younger members in the community by addressing issues of endangerment and/or violence. These efforts should have been provided without compensation.