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North Star Award

The deadline for 2016 nominations has passed.

Purpose and Intention of the North Star Award

This award is presented annually at the Saints Gala to recognize an actively practicing physician in Central Oregon whose work has been defined by compassionate patient care, professionalism and a commitment to improving the lives of the Central Oregon population. This award seeks to recognize talented physicians who have made it their life’s mission to provide patient focused care and who have enriched the field of medicine.

This award is given by St. Charles Foundation in partnership with St. Charles Health System.

> Download the 2016 North Star nomination form for patients, community members and colleagues

> Download the 2016 North Star self-nomination form


Nominees must be an actively practicing physician providing care for patients in Central Oregon.

Packet Requirements:

Nomination form and attached documents

Optional: Supporting documents to enhance the application (no more than five)


The winner will be presented with the award at St. Charles Foundation’s Saints Gala. The winner will also receive $5,000 to award as a scholarship to a student that is planning to enter the health field or is currently pursuing education in the health field.

Nomination Process:

Nominations may be made by any individual who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications or candidates may self-nominate.

Winner must be present at Saints Gala on November 4, 2016.

> Read about the 2015 North Star winner Dr. John Zachem, St. Charles hospitalist