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Unique Annual Award Program Honors the Nation’s Healthcare Heroes


Cherokee Uniforms will accept nominations recognizing

exceptional service, sacrifice and innovation through May 31, 2006


Los Angeles, April 4, 2006 – They excel in one of the nation’s fastest-changing and most complex industries. And they have dedicated themselves to an especially demanding profession — one that’s hampered by a chronic shortage of workers.


“America’s healthcare workers, despite their importance to our society, often are unsung heroes,” said Michael Singer, president and CEO of Cherokee Uniforms. “To show our appreciation and gratitude for their significant contributions to patients and medical care, Cherokee Uniforms annually sponsors the Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award.”


Nominations are being accepted through May 31, 2006, for this year’s award program, which gives peers, friends and colleagues a meaningful way to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of outstanding nurses and other non-physician healthcare professionals.


Celebrating the Healthcare Family

Cherokee Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of healthcare apparel, established the Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award in 2003. It has since become one of the nation’s premier nurse and healthcare honors, eliciting more than 3,300 nominations since its beginning. 


Nominees have represented their profession in all its diversity, including:


     · Expertise in a variety of clinical specialties, from wound care and birth defects

       to substance abuse and physical therapy

     · Experience in different medical settings, from rural health clinics and urban

       hospitals to emergency services in an ambulance or in a war zone

     · Understanding of unique patient populations, from at-risk newborns to Native

       Americans and senior citizens


For Every Nomination, Cherokee Makes a Donation

Cherokee Uniforms will donate one dollar for every healthcare professional who is nominated for the award through May 31, 2006, to Nurses House, a national fund that provides short-term financial assistance to registered nurses facing serious hardship.*


“It’s easy to forget that nurses are human and that sometimes they need to be rescued from life’s devastating circumstances,” Singer said. “Nurses House offers nurses who are in pain and suffering a helping hand and a warm heart in their hour of need.”


Choosing Winners and Awarding Prizes

A panel of nurse leaders and Cherokee professionals will choose 12 winners who best meet the program’s key requirements: exceptional service, sacrifice and innovation.


Candidates may be nominated in two of the following categories but can only win in one: Registered Nurses (RNs); Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs); Licensed Practical Nurses/Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPNs/LVNs); Student Nurses; and other Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals.


To nominate a healthcare professional, visit www.CherokeeUniforms.com or pick up a nomination form from a Cherokee Uniforms retailer. All nominations must contain an accurate description (100 words or more) of the nominee’s exceptional service, sacrifice or innovation.


The grand prize winner in each category will receive an all-expense-paid Caribbean cruise for two. Additional winners in each category will receive all-expense-paid trips to a 2007 U.S. medical conference of the winners’ choice, annual memberships to their preferred clinical association and a donation of $500 to the nonprofit organization of their choice.


All award winners will receive trophies, a medical wardrobe of Cherokee scrubs and Rockers footwear worth more than $1,000, and a profile in the nationally distributed Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award 2007 calendar. Additionally, those who nominated the grand prize winner in each category will each receive a Cherokee medical wardrobe and a donation of $500 to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Nominations are due by May 31, 2006. Winners will be announced in September 2007.


One dollar will be donated to Nurses House for each healthcare professional who is nominated for the award. Multiple nominations of the same individual will count as a single nomination.


About Cherokee

Cherokee Uniforms, Tooniforms and Rockers Footwear are leading brands in healthcare apparel, recognized for helping to foster a warmer, friendlier, more comfortable environment for healthcare workers and their patients. For more information, visit www.CherokeeUniforms.com. 


For Cherokee 
Media Contacts:


Brady Butler


Blattner Brunner

Public Relations






About MHA Health Career Center:

The MHA Health Careers Center was created by the Mississippi Hospital Association in response to the shortages in nursing and allied health careers. These shortages are threatening the delivery of timely and quality healthcare in Mississippi and must be addressed. The Center provides resources for individuals interested in health careers and to hospitals for employee recruitment and retention.

The MHA Health Careers Center is focused on being the primary resource for students, educators, job seekers and healthcare employers interested in health care information and occupations in Mississippi. By forming partnerships with educational institutions, healthcare employers and healthcare professional organizations, we are working to ensure that the medical needs of all Mississippians are cared for by a sufficient number of well-trained professionals.



























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