Dorland Health Announces the Finalists to the Second Annual People Awards Program

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

All finalists will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in what is part of a two-day event celebrating excellence in care coordination. Dorland Health’s third Care Coordination Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 21, 2011, also at the National Press Club. A highlight of the luncheon is the announcement of the winners in 18 categories.

The Dorland Health People Awards, now in its second year, “is intended recognize those healthcare professionals who are changing the culture of healthcare to be patient and family focused and provide access to consumers of healthcare across the care continuum,” says Anne Llewellyn, Editor in Chief with Dorland Health. “The People Awards recognize the front line professionals, who inspire, motivate and empower their colleagues and who are making a real difference improving the lives of their patients as they transition through the care continuum.”

Entries for the awards program were evaluated by a team of judges, and finalists have been selected for this year’s program based on leadership, creativity, innovations and specific programs or as a member of the care coordination teams in their organization. Special emphasis was placed on professionals who spearhead efforts to make healthcare safe, quality-driven and cost-effective for all.

Finalists include practitioners in the following categories: Behavioral Health, Case/Care Management, Clinical Nursing, Disability Management, Ethicist, Geriatric Care Management, Healthcare Educator, Hospice/Palliative Care Professional, Medical Director, Occupational Therapist, Patient Advocate, Pharmacist, Public Health Specialist, Quality Manager, Social Worker, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse. The complete list of finalists can be viewed at

During the People Awards celebration, winners from all categories will be unveiled and will be brought to the stage to accept their award. The event will feature keynote speaker LeAnna Carey, principle of TheHealthMaven, LLC. Lea will share with the finalists and guests how health care is being reshaped by technology and social networks. She will discuss the importance of leveraging social media to maximize transformative health care innovation and thought leadership whether from a personal or a corporate perspective.

The second People Awards program registration is open to all who would like to participate in the celebration of these outstanding professionals in healthcare. The People Awards luncheon will take place October 21, 2011 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC followed the next day by Dorland Health’s Care Coordination Summit: Advancing the Delivery of Care, an interactive learning event for professionals responsible for care coordination across the continuum of care. Special rates are being offered for those who would like to attend both events. To learn more and register, visit the Dorland Health website at

About Dorland Health

Dorland Health, an Access Intelligence, LLC Company, is a leading publisher and media company providing education, training, tools, information resources, guidance and practical advice for practitioners and specialists in the healthcare field. Dorland Health services include the Professional Patient Advocate Institute, Case In Point, Case In Point Weekly, OR Manager, Patient Advocate Report, industry-specific resource directories and reports, conferences and events, webinars, awards programs, and offers continuing education credit.

To interview any of the People Award Finalist or faculty from the Care Coordination Summit, feel free to contact Hope Kabik at hkabik(at)accessntel(dot)com


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