Award nominations open for AU Health’s best patient- and family-centered caregivers

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Do you work with someone who represents the best in patient- and family-centered care? If you do, nominate your colleague for a PFCC award.

The PFCC Family Choice Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the concepts of patent- and family-centered care: dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.

The Patricia K. Sodomka Leadership Award honors a member of Augusta University Health System leadership who demonstrates the ability to lead through creating programs, projects or activities that impact AU Health through patient- and family-centered practices, and inspires others to do the same.

An overarching concept in creating partnerships with patients and families is bringing health care teams together to work in the areas of respect, communication and collaboration. The PFCC IMPACT Award focuses on rewarding innovation through inter-professional participation.

The goal is to create sustainable patient- and family-centered initiatives, supported by preliminary data that impacts the patient experience and ultimately, health outcomes. The award seeks to support exciting projects in new areas of creative initiatives as well as those that foster novel or unique collaborations. The winner will receive up to $1,000 to fund their project. Get more information about the award.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Jan. 3.

Online nominations are open for the PFCC Family Choice Award, the Patricia K. Sodomka Leadership Award and the PFCC IMPACT Award.

Awards will be presented Jan. 29, the evening prior to the 13th annual Augusta University Medical Center Patient- and Family-Centered Care Conference. Register for the conference online, or call (706) 721-PFCC (7233).

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