Dr. Matt Harms, a hospitalist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Debbie Miers, the hospital's director of food and nutrition services, are being recognized by Ingram's Magazine as 2008 Heroes in Healthcare.
The awards program honors dedication to health care and ongoing public service. Harms and Miers are to be featured along with other winners in the February issue of Ingram's, and will be invited to an awards banquet in the spring.
Harms won in the volunteer category, noting professional dedication and ongoing service to humanity. He has made medical mission trips to Haiti, Honduras and Brazil, and continues to volunteer through Health Care Access and the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Miers won for auxiliary staff achievement, recognizing exemplary job performance. She has worked at LMH for 35 years, and her achievements include inviting outside chefs to cook during lunch hours and planning theme days such as a Hawaiian luau.