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Nominations sought for Amethyst Awards 

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Washington Regional

Washington Regional is currently accepting nominations for its 11th annual Amethyst Awards. The Amethyst Awards recognize women and organizations that have enhanced the quality of life in our community. Award criteria includes:

· A record of outstanding and exemplary community achievements;
· Serving as a positive role model;
· Making a significant impact on the quality of life in the community; and
· Supporting women’s health and well-being.

The awards will be presented at Washington Regional’s Speaking of Women’s Health event on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Northwest Arkansas Holiday Inn and Convention Center. Three awards were presented in 2005 to: Betty Dutton; Gen Whitehead Broyles, RN; and the Northwest Arkansas Smoke-Free Coalition.

Speaking of Women’s Health educates women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety. October 7 will be a fun-filled, entertaining and informative event that will shed light on healthcare issues concerning women. Proceeds from this event will benefit women’s health resources at Washington Regional.

Amethyst Award nomination forms are available online at www.wregional.com. Click on the Speaking of Women’s Health icon for more information and to download nomination forms. Deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, July 14, 2006.

Requests for additional nomination forms and/or questions may be directed to Karen Kapella at (479) 713-1805 or via e-mail to: kkapella@wregional.com.

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