Patient Engagement in Action Archive

2017 John Q. Sherman Award Winners and Finalists

2016 John Q. Sherman Award Winners and Finalists

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Patient & Family Experience Team

Virginia Mason Medical Center

2015 John Q. Sherman Award Nominees

Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital, Joint Camp

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Asthma Center of Excellence

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Family Voice

Cleveland Clinic, Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Welcoming Policy Team

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Meritage Accountable Care Organization

NICHQ’s CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative

Preston Memorial Hospital, Sunday Shoes Program

Tanya Lord, Foundation for Healthy Communities

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Virginia Mason Medical Center

2014 John Q. Sherman Award Nominees

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Blanchard Valley Health System

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Asthma Center of Excellence

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Family Learning Center Nurses

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Chrissie Blackburn, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers

David Mayer, MD, MedStar Health

Diana B. Denholm, Ph.D.

GHS – Patewood Memorial Hospital

Griffin Hospital

Group Health Cooperative

Iora Health

Kings County Hospital Center

Lynn Oertel and Erin Cox, Massachusetts General

Marsha Allen, Alegent Creighton Health

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Middlesex Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council

Morristown Medical Center

Nasia Safdar, MD

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

OpenNotes Collaborative

OSF Home Care Services

Paul McGann, MD and Dennis Wagner, MPA, National Partnership for Patients

Quest Diagnostics

Sparrow Health System

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

The Foundation for Healthy Communities

UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

UK HealthCare

John Q. Sherman


The John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement was created in 2014 to shine a spotlight on the innovative programs and people that are improving care and outcomes through patient and family engagement. It was named for John Q. Sherman, founder of Standard Register which is now Taylor Communications. Sherman had a deep commitment to healthcare and the Dayton, Ohio community. At the onset of the Great Depression, he led the community drive to raise one million dollars in just 30 days to build the city’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Like this year’s award recipients, he changed the face of healthcare in his community.