Rick Banas, Vice President of Development and Positioning for Gardant Management Solutions, has been named a finalist for the 2017 WEGO Health Best in Show: Twitter Award.
The WEGO Health awards recognize exceptional advocates, influencers and experts who make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers by using their voice to help transform healthcare across the globe.
Banas, who was also nominated for the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of 80 finalists selected from a pool of more than 2,500 nominees. There are five finalists in each of the 16 categories. Winners will be announced on Oct. 11.
Here is the award description that judges used when selecting finalists:
It’s not easy to do amazing things in 140 characters -but there are some leaders who truly excel at it. Creating easily digestible thoughts can be difficult with health stories and research. Whose tweets do you always go looking for? Which accounts are your favorite to follow? Who hosts your “can’t miss” Twitter chat? Let’s celebrate those leaders using Twitter for their advocacy with an award. Whether they’ve created their own Twitter chat, participate actively in others’ chats, push out words of encouragement or are there for support – they are the model of Twitter for #health.
Click here to view and follow Rick’s Twitter account.
WEGO Health is a mission-driven company that connects healthcare with the experience, skills and insights of Patient Leaders. They are the world’s largest network of Patient Leaders, working across virtually all health conditions and topics.
To view the complete list of finalists, click here.