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East County Healthcare Heroes Honored

"To honor those volunteers whose extraordinary care and selfless dedication inspires others to produce measurable outcomes that provide for a healthier East County community.”

Five East County residents are being honored with the 2011 Healthcare Hero award, presented by the (GHD) on Wednesday.

The fifth "annual awards program honors East County residents whose volunteer efforts help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region," according to the GHD website.

This year's winners includes a volunteer on the board of the , one of which is in Santee.

Sign On San Diego describes him:

"Dr. Philip “Flip” Szold, who has practiced pediatric medicine in the East County since 1977, and whose passion in preventing childhood obesity and promoting active living has led him to volunteer for the past 12 years on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County."

Nominations for the awards were collected from the East County community.

“We solicit the assistance of all East County residents because we want to recognize those unsung heroes of healthcare whose work might not otherwise be recognized,” said Debbie McElravy, GHD 2011 board president. “We want to honor those volunteers whose extraordinary care and selfless dedication inspires others to produce measurable outcomes that provide for a healthier East County community.”

For a complete list of award winners go here.

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