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2019 Sherman Award Honorable Mention, Uncategorized

Adaptive Sports Program Engages Patients Following Rehabilitation

Editor’s Note: The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program. Based at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, the program provides opportunities for people with cognitive and physical impairment to begin or resume participation in athletic and recreational activities […]

Early Rehabilitation

The Benefits of Starting Rehab Early

Editor’s Note:Henry Ford Health System received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its early rehab program, whichprovides services to the medical intensive care unit at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as well as 50 additional beds at three other locations. Henry Ford Health System was among a number […]

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Don Frega, MS, OTRL Don Frega, MS, OTRL, has worked with Henry Ford Health System as a rehab manager for 15 years. He oversees acute care PT and OT at the main hospital as well as multiple outpatient locations.

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2019 Sherman Award Honorable Mention

Firsthand Experience Inspires Friends to Help Others with Heart Failure

Editor’s note: HeartBrothers Foundation received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its support of heart failure patients and their families and its work in the community to improve awareness of heart disease. HeartBrothers Foundation was among a number of organizations recognized for their accomplishments during a ceremony […]

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Hamid Mahdavy Hamid Mahdavy was diagnosed with LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) at age 20. He remained asymptomatic until age 51, when he developed atrial fibrillation. Hamid’s condition continued to deteriorate for more than 10 years. Since receiving a heart transplant on Nov 2, 2016, he has dedicated his life to giving back to the community and is an active volunteer for HeartBrothers. Hamid works with New England Donor Services and Charlene Slaver, the mother of Joey Slaver, the 23-year-old donor whose heart Hamid received, to raise awareness and promote organ donation. Last but not least, Hamid is helping to raise his grandson.

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2019 Sherman Award Winner

Perioperative Planning Makes All the Difference for High-Risk Pediatric Surgery

Editor’s note: The Perioperative Complex Spine Surgery Team at Boston Children’s Hospital received a 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for reengineering the perioperative process for children with complex medical conditions. The results improved communication and coordination among family members and care teams. The group from Boston Children’s and other awardees were recognized […]

2019 Sherman Award Winner

Phase-Based Care in Community Mental Health

Editor’s note: Mind Springs Health (MSH), a community mental health center that serves 10 counties in rural western Colorado, received a 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its innovative approach to mental health care. Using “phase-based care,” MSH is able to respond to patients’ needs promptly and effectively in its Rapid Recovery […]

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Jules Rosen, M.D. Jules Rosen M.D. is chief medical officer of Mind Springs Health, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to joining Mind Springs Health in August of 2013, Dr Rosen was professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and chief of geriatric psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also was professor at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He has authored over 75 peer-reviewed articles in his subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Rosen was awarded “Educator of the Year” by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, honored with designation of “Top Doctor in U.S.” for 18 years, and was recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as “Lifetime Fellow” in 2018.

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Health Literacy

MedStar Health in Focus: A Digital Platform for Patient Education

Editor’s Note: This week’s encore post highlights MedStar Health’s Simulation Training and Education Lab, which was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. The nomination period for the 2019 Sherman Awards  is open now […]

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Alexander Walker, PhD Alexander Walker is a senior director of learning research and design at MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, which is the educational development organization of one of the largest healthcare systems in the mid-Atlantic. He holds a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Clemson University. Early in his career, Alex engaged in research examining the effects of learning in different simulation environments on the impacts of performance and the development of motion sickness. His other research experience includes the investigation of team performance, the psychophysiological assessment of the workload and performance of individuals and teams.

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2019 Sherman Award

Showcasing Excellence in Patient Engagement

Editor’s note: The nomination period for the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement will open on Thurs., January 24 – one week from today. Given annually since 2014, the award recognizes efforts to foster and improve the engagement of patients and family members across all settings: inpatient and ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, long-term […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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2019 Sherman Award

Nominations Open Jan. 24 for the 2019 Sherman Award

Happy New Year! As you are reflecting on your patient engagement accomplishments from 2018, please consider taking a few moments to nominate yourself, a colleague or other outstanding program or project for the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for 2019 Sherman Citation for Excellence in Pediatric Patient Engagement. Nominations for the 2019 […]

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Arundi Venkayya Arundi Venkayya is marketing and public relations manager for Taylor Healthcare, curator of EngagingPatients.org and administrator of the Sherman Award program which recognizes excellence in patient and family engagement. Before joining Taylor Healthcare, Arundi was an editor at the Dayton Daily News and served as public relations manager for Dayton Children's Hospital.

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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics as a Model for Patient Engagement

Editor’s note: This Encore Presentation focuses on programs in pediatric medicine that provide good models for patient and family engagement throughout medicine. The post concludes with a list of five programs recognized as winners or finalists of the Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Nominations for the 2019 Sherman Award will open next month. […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics as a Model for Patient Engagement

Children often bring out the best in us. If we allow ourselves to meet them on their level, honor them for who they are, and communicate in whatever way – verbal or nonverbal – seems most effective and appropriate, the experience can be magical. That approach to engaging with others, adjusted appropriately for children and […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 53 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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