Nation's elite honors 13 "medical heroes;" heroic nurses'
invitations lost in mail?
July 8, 2004 -- This Thursday night's two-hour television
special, "Discovery Health Channel Medical Honors," hosted by
Regis Philbin and featuring Tommy Thompson and C. Everett Koop,
salutes 13 "medical heroes" for "bringing awareness to many
challenging health and medical issues of our time." Of the 13
honorees, there seem to be eight physicians, a biosciences
researcher, a non-profit leader, a political science professor, a
health system CEO, and an advertising executive. Not a single one
of the nation's 2.7 million nurses made the cut, but at least
nurses are represented--by the talented actress Yvette Freeman,
who plays nurse Haleh Adams on NBC's physician-centric "ER," and
who reportedly appears at the ceremony as a presenter. The show
airs at 8 pm ET/PT. more...