Among the ELITE
Being recognized is always nice. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t get an extra spring in their step when they’re told they’re doing good stuff. It certainly makes me happy every time I get a comment on email from someone saying they appreciate my writing and my advocacy. I keep every single one of them. There, I said it. It might make me hopelessly dorky, but if someone bothers to tell me something nice, I treasure it.
Sometimes, the appreciation gets a little more official.
I’ve been selected as the recipient of the PM360 2015 ELITE Award in the Patient Advocate category!
The PM360 ELITE is in its first year and “recognizes the most influential people in the healthcare industry—true catalysts who are creating extraordinary results. They are the industry’s most powerful minds and are the ones responsible for designing the future of healthcare.”
I’m blown away and completely thrilled.
Thank you to PM360 for this honour. The last 12 months have had their challenges and this recognition means a lot. This award focuses on people, rather than companies, and that’s important. I am among excellent company, being one of 60 winners in different categories. Check them out — is they’re an inspiring group.
I also want to thank the staff at HealthCentral who nominated me. April was my seventh anniversary of working for this organization and I am as proud to contribute to it now as I was seven years ago, if not more. They are committed to providing the best health information on the Internet and dedicated to nurturing community and support for people living with a variety of health conditions. HealthCentral are excited about their work and truly in it for the right reasons. It’s a privilege to work with these wonderful people.
This is one of those moments where I really wish I could travel so I could attend the awards party in July. Instead, I think I’ll make myself some fancy hors d’oeuvres, crack open a bottle of wine, and be there in spirit!