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e-Reports, March 23, 2015
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Last September, Medals4Mettle founder Steven Isenberg, MD, received the ISMA Physician Community Service Award. His nonprofit organization encourages patients struggling with illnesses by presenting them with medals donated by marathon participants.

Marion County Judge David Certo also received the ISMA Patient Health Advocate Award for helping non-violent offenders access the health care services they needed to become productive citizens.

Perhaps you know someone like Dr. Isenberg or Judge Certo. Please nominate them for one of three ISMA awards!

This year, awards will be presented during the ISMA annual House of Delegates meeting Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. All nominations must be submitted to the ISMA by Friday, June. 12.

Find information on the ISMA website or call 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
  • Have an outstanding record of community service, apart from specific identification as a physician that reflects well on the profession
  • Be living
  • Not have received the award previously

Patient Health Advocate Award
Only ISMA physician members may submit nominations for this award that recognizes a non-physician who has made great 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 contribution 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:

  • Can be a legislator, physician or layperson
  • Must be nominated only by an ISMA committee, commission or member in good standing
  • Must be living
  • May not have received this award previously

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.

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