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Award Descriptions

[Healthcare edition]

Emerging Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field who has shown significant potential for leadership recently in healthcare related
endeavors and who is expected to continue having a positive
impact in the community.

Advocate of the Year
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field who has shown significant compassion to help or assist others within their leadership
role and who is expected to continue having a positive
impact in the healthcare community.

Professional Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field who has made a difference and contributed to the success of their profession by
distinguished service within the healthcare field, has earned
high respect for his or her stature and integrity and inspires
others in the healthcare industry.

Community Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field who has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding contributions in the form of a
special project, service or a series of projects or services
on behalf of the healthcare community and who exemplifies the true
spirit of service.

Business Leader of the Year
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field for outstanding success in healthcare through the development of a new
process, product or service or for meaningful contributions
to the healthcare community and who exemplifies the
qualities of the business visionary.

Spirit of Pensacola Award
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field who embodies the “Spirit ofPensacola” and who has given many years or a lifetime of
service to the healthcare industry and community.

Leader in Education Award
Awarded to an individual in the healthcare field with a stellar record of
educational service through outstanding contributions to
advancement, mentorship and encouragement of students
in or outside of the classroom.

Pioneer Award
Established in 1978 and awarded to honor an individual
in the healthcare field who has made significant contributions, provided
leadership with lasting impact and who has demonstrated a
lifetime commitment to progress for the Greater Pensacola
Area healthcare community.