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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) today issued a call for nominations for its annual Healthcare Awards, which honor leadership, innovation, education, community service and healthcare facilities in Los Angeles.

The awards will be announced at the 2nd Annual Healthcare Awards dinner to be held on October 17, 2013, at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Proceeds will help support the Patient Care Foundation’s Medical Student Scholarship Program, which helps cultivate the next generation of physicians who will practice medicine in Los Angeles County.

The awards recognize individuals and institutions for their exemplary contributions to improving access to quality healthcare in Los Angeles.  Last year’s Healthcare Champion of the Year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and the other 2012 awardees will be inducted into the New Healthcare Hall of Fame.

“LACMA takes great pride in recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations who impact healthcare in our community, and particularly in improving care for the most underserved,” said Dr. Troy Elander, President of the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County.

Award Categories include:

  • Healthcare Champion of the Year
  • Independent Physician Leadership Award
  • Hospital Physician Leadership Award
  • Innovation Award for Public Education
  • Innovation Award for Community Service
  • Innovation Award for Facilities
  • Innovation Award for Technology
  • Shine the Light Media Award

This year’s awards will feature a new category, the Shine the Light Media Award. The media award serves to recognize and honor branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the physician and healthcare provider community. In addition to film and television, the award also considers achievements and other branches of the media and arts including theater, music, books, print media, Digital media and advertising, as well as Spanish language media.

LACMA is a professional medical association representing over 6,000 dedicated physicians.  For more than 100 years, LACMA has been at the forefront of providing leadership and innovation in healthcare and fosters optimal collaborations among physicians, patients and the community through the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County.

The Patient Care Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a link between physicians and the community.  Its mission is to impact the quality of life of all patients in Los Angeles County by expanding the pool of medical professionals who practice medicine in underserved communities.