Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario searching for best health-care
reporting of 2009

TORONTO, Dec. 29 /CNW/ - News stories about H1N1 have dominated the media during the past few months, but throughout 2009 journalists reported on a variety of other health and health-care issues that affected the lives of nurses, patients and all Ontarians. As the year draws to a close, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is asking reporters, editors and producers to look back over their work and enter the 12th annual Awards for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting.

Each year, RNAO receives entries from media outlets across the province. Last year's judges reviewed entries from CBC Radio, Globe and Mail, Global Television and More magazine.

Stories will be judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity and human interest/community impact. Please select an exceptional news story, feature, or radio/television broadcast that you feel should be recognized for its comprehensive treatment of nursing or health-care issues. You can also nominate a colleague for the award.

Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers or magazines, or broadcast on radio or television during the 2009 calendar year. Awards will be presented in April at the President's Banquet held during RNAO's annual general meeting.

For more information or an entry form, please visit: http://www.rnao.org/mediaaward.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT RNAO HEAD OFFICE NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. FEBRUARY 12, 2010.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Jill-Marie Burke, Communications Officer/Writer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), Phone: (416) 408-5606, 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250, Email: jburke@rnao.org


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