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Larry King Receives Bennett Recognition Award for Cardiovascular Advocacy


The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently honored Larry King, the prolific author, reporter, and talk show host, with a unique recognition award from Bennett Awards. The ACC presented King with its first annual ‘CardioSmart Patient Advocate Award’. The ACC recently established these achievement awards to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting quality care and improving patient outcomes and quality of life for heart disease patients.

King was selected as the inaugural recipient of this distinguished achievement award in recognition of his unwavering commitment to raising awareness about heart disease and its risks. King is a world-renowned author, reporter, and TV and radio talk show host, and has been recognized with a number of awards for his achievements in journalism, including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He was most recently known for his Larry King Live Show, which aired on CNN from 1985 through 2010. King is currently the host of the In View series. 

King received the CardioSmart Patent Advocate Award at the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session & Expo, held March 9-11 in San Francisco, California. For this award, the ACC selected the unique Bennett recognition trophy "Hearts of Fire". The sculpture trophy was mounted on a 3x3x2 black marble base, and featured a personalized engraved plate with the CardioSmart logo. 

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 43,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. Comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, the College bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. Above all, the ACC’s commitment to its members and their patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More about the ACC can be found on their website at