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ISU-Boise faculty, speech clinic named Health Care Hero finalists; student awarded scholarship

September 10, 2008
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University-Boise’s Speech and Language Clinic, HIV education coordinator Judy Thorne, and clinical assistant pharmacy professor Elaine Ladd are recipients of 2008 Idaho Health Care Hero awards sponsored by the Idaho Business Review newspaper.

The IBR also awarded ISU-Boise speech-language pathology master’s student, Meredith Ann Alder, the $1,000 Health Care Heroes student scholarship.

Thorne is honored in the educator category; Ladd, Pharm.D. in the volunteer category; and the Speech and Language Clinic in the rehabilitation category. The clinic is staffed by director Kristin Negilski and clinical faculty Sarah Connolly, Beth Guryan and Martha Malkasian.

The ISU finalists are among 30 honorees, representing hospitals, medical clinics, universities and other health-care organizations and institutions statewide. Awardees will be profiled in the IBR’s annual Idaho Health Care Heroes magazine Oct. 13, and honored at an awards dinner Oct. 8 at the Boise Centre on the Grove.  A “Top Honor” in each category will be unveiled at the awards event.

Idaho State University, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center are presenting sponsors of the Health Care Heroes’ program. Candidates are nominated by their peers and judged by an independent panel.

For a complete list of honorees and categories, visit: http://www.idahobusiness.net/archive.htm/2008/09/08/IBR-announces-2008-Health-Care-Heroes-honorees.


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