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Strazhesko Medal "For merits in Health Care" is a national award of the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences given for outstanding contribution to the development of medical science and achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The awarding ceremony took place within the XIIIth Ukrainian National Congress of Cardiology held on September 26-28, 2012 in Kiev. The congress was supported by Ukrainian Government and gathered well-known specialists from Ukraine, Russia, France, USA, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Japan and China.

From left to right: President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Academician Andriy M. Serdyuk (Kiev, Ukraine); Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology Prof. Jean-Pierre Bassand, University Hospital Jean-Minjoz (Besancon, France); President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology Prof. Fausto J. Pinto (Lisbon, Portugal); Scientific Director of the Department of Resuscitation and Intensive Care of the National Scientific Center "Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology", Prof. Alexander N. Parkhomenko (Kiev, Ukraine); Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Health Raisa Bohatyryova (Kiev, Ukraine); Director of Tyumen Cardiology Center, Honored scientist of the Russian Federation, Prof. Vadim A. Kuznetsov (Tyumen, Russia); Director of the National Scientific Center "Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology", President of the Ukrainian Association of Cardiology, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Prof. Volodimir M. Kovalenko (Kiev, Ukraine).