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Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario seeking top health-care stories of 2011

2011-12-06

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2011 - The future of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks. The C. difficile outbreak. Expanded powers for nurse practitioners.

These are just some of the issues covered by various media outlets across Ontario throughout 2011. As this year comes to an end, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is putting a call out for submissions for its annual Awards for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting.

Last year, judges reviewed entries from a number of print, radio and television outlets, including The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio’s The Current, Global Television, and CTV News.

The annual competition recognizes outstanding journalism that contributes to a better understanding of nurses and the challenges of working in today’s health-care system.

Stories will be judged on content, writing, creativity, and the impact on people and the community in which they live.

Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, magazines, or broadcast on radio or television during the 2011 calendar year. Winners will receive their awards in April at the President’s Banquet held during RNAO’s Annual General Meeting.

For more information, or to fill out an entry form, please visit: http://rnao.ca/about/awards/media-excellence.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT RNAO’s HEAD OFFICE IN TORONTO NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON/PER CATEGORY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.rnao.ca. You can also check out our Facebook page at www.rnao.ca/facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rnao.

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Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Cell: 647-406-5605 / Office: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 209
mzych@rnao.ca

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