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School of Nursing’s Rhigel Tan Named a Healthcare Hero

Posted: September 20, 2013

Dr. Rhigel Jay Alforque Tan received Nevada Business magazine's "Educator Healthcare Hero" award during the eighth annual Healthcare Heroes ceremony in September. The publication created the award to recognize outstanding healthcare professionals in Northern and Southern Nevada. A diverse panel of healthcare professionals chose 10 honorees in each region from hundreds of nominations. Dr. Tan is the fourth nursing faculty member to receive the award, joining current faculty Dr. Lori Candela and School of Nursing Dean Carolyn Yucha who were named Educator Healthcare Heroes during previous ceremonies.