2017 Winners

Patty Scott

For selflessly caring for and serving needy pets and their people.

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For dedicating 100s of volunteer hours to multiple causes.

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Submissions are No Longer Being Accepted for 2017


The Spirit of the HME Humanitarian Awards

As we celebrate our 25th year, we continue to be amazed by the many ways the people and companies in our industry give back. As a way to acknowledge this giving spirit, we share these inspiring stories through our annual Charity Issue and present the Annual Humanitarian Awards, now in our 3rd year. We invite you to participate!


To recognize both an individual and company who make a positive impact on the welfare of humankind through their contributions, time, actions, and dedication.


Humanitarian service is defined as actions beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession that have helped to improve the welfare of humankind, including significant contributions benefiting an individual and/or one’s community, state, nation, or people of other nations. (For the purposes of the HME Humanitarian Awards, a person or company performing charitable activities directly related to business conducted by an individual or company will not be eligible.)

HME Personal Humanitarian Award – This award is present to an individual who:

  • Dedicates time, energy, and effort to take care of others.
  • Impacts and improves the well-being of another/others who are underserved, disabled, impoverished, ill, or otherwise in need of a helping hand.

HME Company Humanitarian Award – This award is presented to a company that:

  • Cultivates a culture of giving back to individuals and/or communities by harnessing the talents and efforts of their employees to do good for another/others.
  • Demonstrates focused effort to benefit, enhance, improve the well-being of an individual or group of individuals.
  • Gives to an individual or community not for recognition or a reputation of good will, but with a sincere desire to better the life/lives of another/others.

This is the rubric judges will use to determine the Company and Individual HME Humanitarian Award recipients. Be sure

your submission includes this information.

1. Degree to which this service was outside the realm of normal company business.

Rate 1 - 5 (1 being of some benefit to the company (either nominated Company or company the Individual works for), i.e., public relations, client related, and 5 being of no benefit to the company)

2. Was there measurable success in impacting or improving the well-being of an individual or individuals in need reflected in this service?

Rate 1 - 5 (1 being no true measurable success and 5 being a great deal of measurable life-changing benefit to the recipient – organization or individual – of the service)

3. The actions taken required energy and effort (physical and otherwise).

Rate 1 - 5 (1 being little or no energy and effort, 5 being great energy and effort)

4. Is there evidence that hours were dedicated outside of the normal workday?

Rate 1 - 5 (1 being a few hours a year, 5 being many hours that included personal and vacation time)


The nominee must be currently employed in the healthcare marketing industry, including pharma companies, ad agencies, or service suppliers.


A committee of judges will determine the winners by evaluating the entries anonymously in keeping with a common understanding of the HME Award criteria.


Submitted stories may be included in the November issue of HEALTHCARE MARKETER’S EXCHANGE, both in our hard copy and online magazine editions, as well as through social media platforms. Winners will receive a $1,000 check assigned to their charity of choice.


Submissions are No Longer Being Accepted for 2017

We're honoring those who dedicate their time and energy to doing good for others.

The HME Humanitarian Awards



Nancy A. Leonard

P.O. Box 64

Verona, NJ 07044




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