MedicalMissions.org and LocumTenens.com Accepting Nominations for Inaugural Mission:MD Awards

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New Awards Program Honors Physicians Who Help Patients through Medical Missions Work in the U.S. and Around the World

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MedicalMissions.org and LocumTenens.com are now accepting nominations for the Mission:MD Medical Missions Physician of the Year Awards. The new annual awards program will honor physicians who donate their time to help underserved patients in the United States and abroad gain access to critically-needed healthcare services. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 14. 2012. Nominations can be submitted at http://www.missionmdawards.org.

Two physician honorees will be selected, one for domestic and one for international healthcare charity work. MedicalMissions.org and LocumTenens.com will donate $10,000 on behalf of each honoree to the medical mission organization of his or her choice.

LocumTenens.com has a long history of supporting and recognizing charitable service in the physician community. The company regularly sponsors charitable trips for its physician clients and associates to travel and serve on medical missions in developing countries like Honduras where access to quality healthcare services is limited. Earlier in 2012, the company launched its (Dedication)3 initiative to recognize LocumTenens.com physicians by donating to healthcare-related charities where they volunteer their time.
The company also underwrites and supports the medicalmission.org website, which allows healthcare workers and not-for-profit organizations seeking medical volunteers to register, search and make connections in order to aid underserved patients around the world.

“Physicians are not often recognized for the donations of their time and talents here and around the world,” said R. Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com and executive vice president at Jackson Healthcare. “We hope this new program will raise awareness of this critical work and inspire more physicians to volunteer. We are proud to honor physicians for their passion and support of medical mission causes through the Mission:MD Awards.”

About MedicalMissions.org
MedicalMissions.org is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects medical volunteers and other volunteers with organizations sponsoring medical missions all over the
world. Our services are 100 percent free for both medical volunteers who register and mission organizations posting their opportunities. The goal of MedicalMissions.org is to connect motivated healthcare providers with organizations sponsoring medical missions by offering a free, searchable database of health-related volunteer opportunities and medical mission trips. These include short and long-term medical volunteer opportunities, both domestic and international.

About LocumTenens.com
Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service locum tenens staffing agency. LocumTenens.com operates the largest internet job board for the industry with direct access to thousands of jobs – in all specialties – posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit http://www.locumtenens.com.

Locumtenens.com’s agency recruiters specialize in emergency medicine, primary care, ob/gyn, anesthesia, neurology, psychiatry, radiology, urology, gastroenterology and most surgical subspecialties. We place physicians, CRNAs, NPs and PAs in hospitals, medical groups and community health centers across the United States.

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