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Johns Hopkins Medicine Holds Second Annual Awards Program to Recognize Clinical Excellence - 12/22/2016
Johns Hopkins Medicine Holds Second Annual Awards Program to Recognize Clinical Excellence
2016 winners announced across the health system
Release Date: December 22, 2016
Johns Hopkins Medicine hosted its second annual awards program, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams, honoring 42 physicians and care teams who embody the best in clinical excellence. The program was launched by the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, and awards were open to providers who practice within Johns Hopkins Medicine, including Johns Hopkins Community Physicians locations.
“These awards are designed to celebrate those standout caregivers who consistently provide the highest level of care to our patients,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “This year’s recipients exemplify the term ‘master clinician,’ and we are deeply grateful for their efforts and their example.”
The recipients, who were nominated by their colleagues, were honored for their commitment to the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine and their consistent dedication to providing excellent patient care.
Honorees were presented with a gold pin and a framed medal by Rothman; William Baumgartner, M.D., senior vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians; and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, at a recent ceremony.
There are six award categories, with seven winners in each category. Winners for 2016 were selected in the following categories:
Physician of the Year
Awarded to the physician who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by his or her peers.
Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety
Awarded to the physician who partners with patients, families, colleagues and staff members to optimize patient outcomes and eliminate preventable harm.
Excellence in Service and Professionalism
Awarded to the physician who actively promotes a culture that embraces, expects and rewards the delivery of patient- and family-centered care.
Best Consulting Physician
Awarded to the physician providing superior consulting or specialized services.
Innovations in Clinical Care
Awarded to the physician, nurse and/or team that demonstrates a visionary approach to problem-solving and performance improvement.
Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork
Awarded to the team that engages colleagues in shared decision-making, fostering cooperation and open communication.