The Virginia Telehealth Network introduces a new initiative - the establishment of the Virginia Telehealth Network Awards Program. The Virginia Telehealth Network will recognize and thank individuals and/or organizations for making significant contributions to rural communities by improving access to quality, affordable and accessible health care through the use of telehealth.
Awards: • Virginia Telehealth Network Individual Award for Distinguished Service • Virginia Telehealth Network Award for Outstanding Contribution
The first award, “Virginia Telehealth Network Individual Award for Distinguished Service” will acknowledge individuals that are actively involved in successful initiatives addressing healthcare needs in rural areas of Virginia through the use of telehealth. The individuals must have played important roles in the design and implementation of programs and been instrumental in carrying out the programs successfully.
The second award, “Virginia Telehealth Network Award for Outstanding Contribution” will recognize organizations’ innovation and excellent performance in their efforts designed to address and enhance telehealth initiatives in rural areas. These awards will be presented at the 2011 Virginia Telehealth Summit, scheduled for April 5th, 2011.
All recipients will be recognized on the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Virginia's State Rural Health Plan, and Virginia Telehealth Network websites.
Number of Awards for 2011: Up to two (2) individual “Distinguished Service” awards Up to two (2) organizational “Outstanding Contribution” awards Go to http://ehealthvirginia.org/VTN%202011%20Telehealth%20Summit%20Awards%20Nomination%20Packet-1-3.doc to access the nomination form.