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Rowland: Know an amazing nurse? Tell us

Brett Rowland
Brett Rowland

Next year, the Northwest Herald plans to honor the nurses who help transform lives daily through the care they provide and acts of kindness that go beyond what their job requires. We want to honor the nurses and members of local nursing teams who help people get back on their feet, provide sincere comfort in times of unbearable pain and make recovery possible.

Nurses do it all, from saving lives to wiping butt and everything in between. They’re the backbone of the nation’s health care system.

The Northwest Herald launched its Everyday Heroes project to recognize the people who make McHenry County a great place to live. In 2018, we will pay tribute to nurses and members of nursing teams for their exceptional service and patient care.

In previous years, we have recognized scores of people throughout the county who make a difference in our communities. We’ve honored veterans, those in law enforcement, people who work with children and many others – from selfless volunteers to philanthropists who create change.

Nurses, like many of those we have recognized in the past, rarely get the recognition they deserve.

They are worthy of our praise.

Know someone who fits the bill? A nurse or team member who personally has helped you or a family member? Let us know by nominating someone who has dedicated their career to helping others at http://shawnews.secondstreetapp.com/EH2018.

Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 27. To qualify, a nominee must either live or work in McHenry County. There’s not much time left.

Chosen heroes will be honored at an awards breakfast in March.

At the end of February, a special print and online section of the Northwest Herald will feature these heroes.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of everyday heroes living around us. We know we can count on our amazing readers to find the most deserving nurses in McHenry County.

Hurry up and name names. We want to make sure we honor the most deserving of this incredibly hardworking group.

• Brett Rowland is news editor of the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at 815-526-4630 or browland@shawmedia.com.

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