Call for Nominations: Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Posted on May 4, 2012

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, May 1, 2012- Nominate your favorite Southwest Florida health care or social services professional!

Do you know an outstanding medical or social services professional who is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women or babies? If so, please help us to make sure they get the recognition they deserve.
Criteria for individuals who may be nominated for this award:

  • Is a Doctor, Nurse, Mid-wife, Social Worker or other Health Care/Social Service Provider involved in the direct care of mothers and babies;
  • Has made a positive impact on improving the health of mothers and babies;
  • Demonstrated an enthusiasm and dedication for their work;
  • Well respected by colleagues and clients; and
  • Provides or provided services in Lee, Collier, Glades, or Hendry County Florida.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2012. Visit for a nomination form.
A committee will review nominees, and the finalists will be notified by July 1. Both the awardees and the finalists will be honored at the Golden Baby Shoe Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 25 which will be held at The Club at Grandezza in Estero, FL.

Last year’s Golden Baby Shoe Awards went to Diane Yasko, RN, NCH North Naples Hospital; William Liu, MD, Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida; David Mackoul, MD, Mackoul Pediatrics, Cape Coral; Kathy Miller, Lifeline Family Center, Cape Coral; Marcia Carter, Marcia’s Helping Hands, LaBelle.
About Healthy Start: Since 1992, Healthy Start a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization has been serving Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. The organization’s mission is to reduce infant deaths and increase healthy births in Southwest Florida. It does this by providing access to prenatal care, in-home nurse visits for women and babies with higher health risks, connection to resources, and education.