Winged Heart Awards add new honoree category—first responders

A group of first responders and medical personnel involved in the October 1st tragedy.
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Since 2013, the Clark County Medical Society has honored nurses and health-related nonprofit organizations with its annual Winged Heart Awards. After the community’s heroic response to the events of Oct. 1, CCMS added one more category: first responders.

“Our goal is to recognize people who are driven by a passion to serve the community and who go above and beyond the parameters of their job to make our community a better place,” CCMS president Dr. Joseph Adashek said in a statement. Past honorees include Cure 4 Kids, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Academy of Human Development and some really deserving registered nurses.

“This year, it felt essential to recognize our local first responders,” award founder Dr. George Alexander said in a statement. The new category honors Clark County paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters or rescuers. The public is invited to submit nominations for the three categories at wingedheartawards.org through April 27.

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