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Alegent Health Foundation Announces 2010 Heritage Award Recipients

The Alegent Health Foundation will honor four individuals from southwest Iowa for their professional and personal contributions to the community. The 2010 Heritage Awards, now in its 27th year, will be Saturday, March 20, at Harrahs Grand Ballroom in Council Bluffs.

 


 

Nominations for the awards were made this past fall and will be presented to individuals who excel in the following four areas:

  • Arts/Humanities - Maria Fernandez 
  • Business - Frank Pechacek
  • Education - Carol Wood
  • Health/Medicine - Jorge Garcia, M.D.

The Heritage Award was created to celebrate and pay homage to those who have enriched the community and established a legacy on which future Heritage Award honorees can build. Each year a committee of community leaders and Mercy Hospital staff coordinate the event. Proceeds from the event support nursing and general scholarships for Mercy Hospital employees.

Chairing this years event are Martha and Bob Mundt and co-chairs are Deanna and Kent Boese, M.D. Other committee members include Tam and Huy D. Trinh, M.D., Blanca Marky, M.D., Shawna and Thomas M. Atteberry, M.D., Judy and Mick Guttau, the Alegent Health Foundation and the Mercy Hospital Charitable Counsel.

The gala evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet meal and the recognition program. For more information regarding the 2010 Heritage Dinner or for tickets to the event, please contact Christine Gochenour at christine.gochenour@alegent.org or (712) 328-5141 or by March 8th.

About Alegent Health

Alegent Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa with 10 hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, over 1,300 physicians on its medical staff and 9,000 employees. Alegent Health is ranked first in the country in quality and patient satisfaction according to the Network for Regional healthcare Improvement (NRHI).That exceptional commitment to providing patient focused care for the body, mind and spirit of every person keeps Alegent Health faithful to its Mission, which was inspired by its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems.At Alegent Health, patients and their families find a continuum of care, from women's and children's services, primary care, wellness counseling, and senior care to cardiovascular services, orthopaedics, oncology, physical rehabilitation and behavioral health. Alegent Health is online at www.alegent.com.

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