You may have a favorite physician, nurse or other healthcare practitioner who you feel goes above and beyond for your health. A number of local healthcare professionals, maybe one of yours, will be honored next month.

According to our sister station, WIBX:

"Doctors, nurses, and volunteers are being honored at the Seventh Annual Regional Healthcare Recognition ceremony on May 8, 2012 at the Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.This year’s list of honorees is:

Outstanding Physician: Joseph Gale, MD, Mohawk Valley Retin

Outstanding Nurse: Cheryl LaQuay, Valley Health Services

Outstanding Healthcare Leadership: Angelina Roche, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare

Outstanding Behavioral Healthcare Professional: Susan Cooper, St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Outstanding Nurse Practitioner: Virginia Clive, Folts Homes

Outstanding Volunteer: Jane Gwise, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.Receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards are Dr. John Detraglia and James Stasaitis.

For more information about the event call Ray Durso, Jr. at (315) 792.7187 or e-mail him at: info@TheGenesisGroup.org."