from the center for nursing advocacy
nation's elite honors 13 "medical heroes;" heroic nurses' invitations lost in mail?
july 8, 2004 -- tonight'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...