Alabamian to honor healthcare heroes April 26

WINSTON/MARION - It takes a  very dedicated person with a tremendous heart to work in healthcare, and those who answer this vital calling deserve to be celebrated.
The Alabamian plans to print a special section Wednesday, April 26, honoring healthcare employees.  Anyone who works in healthcare or has a loved one who works in healthcare can submit the healthcare worker’s photo - free of charge - to be printed in the special section.  The person’s name, job title, place of employment and the town where they live will be printed beside their photo.
The Healthcare Heroes section will be open to all healthcare employees, not just nurses or doctors.
“It takes an entire team of people to provide quality healthcare,”  Alabamian Managing Editor Shelly Hess said. “This includes pharmacists, dentists, technicians, nursing assistants, paramedics, home health aides, physical therapists, administrators, mental health professionals, housekeeping and maintenance professionals,  clerical staff, etc.  Each person is important.”
Healthcare Heroes who can be spotlighted in this section do not necessarily have to live in Winston County to be included.
“We know that many local residents have loved ones who have moved away and are successful in healthcare careers.  They are welcome to submit their loved ones’ photos and information to be included in this section,”  Hess said.  
Healthcare professionals who want to be included in this section or  persons who want to include their loved one who works in the healthcare field can email a photo, along with the information to or mail a photo and information to:

Attn:  Healthcare Heroes
P.O. Box 430
Haleyville, AL. 35565

“Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to have your photo returned,”  Hess requested.

A form to fill out information about your healthcare hero is included with this article.
Photos and information can also be dropped off at the Alabamian office, located on Highway 195 in Haleyville, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Whenever possible, a staff member will scan and return the photo while you wait.
For area businesses, especially those that provide health services to the community, this is a great opportunity to brag on your employees or just honor them and the great work they do.  Advertisers are encouraged to be a part of this special section by calling Christy Aderholt at the Alabamian at (205) 486-9461 or sending her an email at:

The deadline to submit a photo and information or to purchase an ad will be Friday, April 14.
“We are so thankful to all of our healthcare workers, and we look forward to honoring them in this manner,”  Hess stated.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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