On March 16th Combined Health Agencies honored 24 local Health Heroes on behalf of their member agencies to which the Heroes have devoted their time and talents including Symbius Medical's Brian Reeder. Combined Health Agencies has been honoring local Health Heroes since 1994. Honorees were recognized for the contributions they have made to the local health industry through their community activism. Hal Clement was the emcee of the awards event sponsored by PHARMA, Johnson & Johnson, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, BIOCOM, Sonnenberg & Company and UC San Diego Health System.
“These Health Heroes are an important voice of our member agencies,” said Susan Day, Combined Health Agencies’ president. “They constantly promote the importance of good health and tell those with chronic or life-threatening health issues that there are resources to assist them.”
Honorees are recognized in one of three categories: media, medical or business. Those in the media category consistently publicize their nominating agency’s programs and services beyond the efforts of their regular professional functions. Medical professional honorees dedicate their work to the advancement of the treatment for a specific disease, or the eradication of a disease relative to the nominating agency. Honorees in the business category support and participate with nominating agency’s cause, programs or services. Their contributions are extraordinary and not necessarily of a monetary nature.
Symbius Medical's Brian Reeder was honored for his work with the ALS Association. Congratulations to Brian and the other 2011 recipients!