Nanticoke Health Services announced the recipients of its 14th annual Nanticoke Tributes for Healthcare Leadership Awards.

The Nanticoke Tribute Awards honor individuals who made contributions to the provision and improvement of health care in western Sussex County.

The Founders Award will be presented to Janet K. Hubbard and Lynda A. Messick. Hubbard will be recognized for her dedication and commitment to Nanticoke Health Services and the community. She is a past president of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary, previous Nanticoke Foundation board member and co-chair of the Nanticoke Health Services Capital Campaign Community Division and volunteers on numerous projects throughout the organization. Since March 26, she has volunteered more than 8,130 hours.

Messick has served on the Nanticoke Health Services board of directors for 16 years and has most recently served as chairperson of the board. She is actively involved in the communities she lives and works in, helping nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions.

The Charles C. Allen, Jr. Philanthropy Award will be presented to Karl and Nancy Brown. Both have been members of the Nanticoke Health Services family through their extensive philanthropic support and giving of their time for the betterment of the health of the community. Karl served on several committees along with the Capital Campaign, and Nancy has volunteered through the Nanticoke Auxiliary. She is a past president and co-chair of the annual Dinner Auction.

The Nanticoke Tributes will also recognize a new inductee into the Nanticoke Physicians Hall of Fame. This award recognizes and honors physicians who have served their communities with dedication and distinction. Jose L. Barriocanal will be presented with the Physicians Hall of Fame Award.

The Nanticoke Tribute Awards will be presented at a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Heritage Shores, 34 Royal View Drive, Bridgeville.

Tickets are $125 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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