Rhapsody Awards

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Rhapsody Awards
Rhapsody Awards

Since 2002, the RhPAP Awards program has celebrated rural Alberta’s health-care heroes and rural communities with a healthy dose of recognition.

In 2018 the RhPAP Awards were reintroduced as the “Rhapsody Awards”: a play on our name, a recognition of our renewed and expanded mandate, and a celebration of those individuals, teams, and communities that have made significant civic and health-care contributions in rural and remote Alberta communities.

Rural Alberta Physician of Distinction

Initially founded in 2002, this Rhapsody Award recognizes the contributions of rural physicians, especially those “unsung heroes,” who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding patient care and make notable contributions to medical practice and to their communities.


RhPAP celebrates Rhapsody Award recipients in their home communities.

If your nominee is successful, RhPAP will work with the nominator and / or designated community members to honour the successful recipient at a community recognition event.

Celebrations include a Rhapsody Award presentation at a recognition event in your community, including the production and airing of a video, profiling the recipient, or recipients, and their contributions to the health and well-being of their community.