Patient care is more than just healing — it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else’s shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?
Empathy is the ability to imagine oneself in another’s place and to communicate that understanding back to. The Empathy Amplified Award is an annual award created to recognize those that embody empathy and relationship centered care beyond what is expected in their role. By delivering care with our hearts and minds, the empathy we convey to our patients, families, and to each other, creates a culture that embraces the human experience…the very core of healthcare.
Recognize a caregiver (healthcare professional, frontline staff, social workers, teams, etc...) who consistently demonstrates an exceptional ability to communicate empathy
Celebrate those who innovate in their role to deliver empathy consistently
Nomination Criteria – Nominations by speakers and attendees of caregivers who:
Communicate with compassion, and treat others with dignity and respect
Give others choice, involving patients in their treatment decisions
Understand the importance of the patients’ families and loved ones
Demonstrate curiosity and openness to knowing the person not just the disease
Are innovative in how they bring empathy and compassion to their work regardless of role
Empower the patient to learn or cope effectively with his or her environment
Create new programs or go above and beyond to serve the needs of our patients
Nomination Process - Nominations to be submitted via online survey
Winner Criteria - Winner will be chosen upon review of all applications by Review Committee
Nomination Deadline - February 23
Winner Notified - March 9
Award Presented May 22 at the Patient Experience Summit
1. What is the Empathy Amplified Award?
The Empathy Amplified Award is an annual award created to recognize those dedicated to transforming care. By delivering care with courtesy, communication and compassion, the empathy we convey to our patients, families and to each other creates the culture of caring we continually work toward. The award recipient is honored before an audience of 2,000 health care executives and caregivers at the annual Patient Experience Summit in Cleveland, Ohio.
2. Who is eligible?
The nominee must provide direct patient care. (Physicians, nurses, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chaplains, etc.)
3. Who can nominate?
Nominations may be submitted by colleagues, patients, or family members of the nominee.
4. What are the benefits?
National recognition, including letter to your executive leadership
Complimentary registration and travel to annual Patient Experience Summit
5. What is the nomination deadline?
The 2017 deadline is February 23.
6. How is the recipient honored?
The award recipient is honored before an audience of 2,000 healthcare professionals and caregivers at the annual Patient Experience Summit in Cleveland.