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Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award
Date:5/19/2009

Frank J. Weaver Award Recognizes 'Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Health Care Public Relations' Through Hicks' 25-year Career

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Ketchum today announced that Nancy Hicks has received the PRSA Health Academy's Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her 25 years of exemplary client work and leadership in health care public relations.

The award has special significance for Hicks, senior vice president and associate director of Ketchum's North American Healthcare Practice. Before joining Ketchum, she served on the Health Academy's Board, where she recommended the development of the Weaver Award and nominated its first recipient.

"Nancy embodies all that should be prerequisite for a PRSA Health Academy Lifetime Achievement Award: a curious intellect, a creative mind, a collaborative style and a committed heart," wrote Dr. Claudia Morrissey, president of the American Medical Women's Association, in recommending Hicks for the award.

Over the course of Hicks's distinguished career, the past eight years of which have been at Ketchum's Washington, D.C., office, she has launched landmark campaigns, counseled industry CEOs, served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations and published numerous articles. Among her many career highlights:

  • She developed one of the nation's first campaigns on women and heart disease, for which her client, the Washington Hospital Center, won a PRSA "Silver Anvil" award;
  • She conducted a national campaign on incontinence, in partnership with the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, widely credited for heightening awareness of this important health issue;
  • She
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