Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Foundation Seeking Nominations For 2009 Heritage Award
Release Date: 06/26/2008

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—The Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2009 Heritage Award. The annual award recognizes individuals from southwest Iowa for their lifelong contributions to the community.

The categories for nomination are: Arts/Humanities; Business; Education; and Health/Medicine. Nominations are due Sunday, Aug. 31.

The award recipients will be honored at the annual Heritage Dinner on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Harrah’s Grand Ballroom in Council Bluffs.

“This is a tremendous community event that highlights the wonderful contributions people in southwest Iowa make,” said Kristen Ostenso, major gift officer for the Alegent Health Foundation.

A committee of community leaders as well as staff from Mercy Hospital coordinates the event. Jim and Becky Burgardt are chairing the event.

To nominate an individual for the Heritage Award, please contact Kristen Ostenso, Mercy Hospital Foundation Office, 800 Mercy Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51503 for a nomination form or call (712) 328-5372 for more information.