Congratulations 2017 Sherman Award winners!

Taylor Healthcare in conjunction with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute were thrilled to award the 2017 Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement to the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. The awards were presented at the 19th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Congress in Orlando, Fla. on May 18.



The University of Rochester UR Voice team used data and predictive analytics to spur shared decision making conversations with patients about whether a particular treatment or surgery would be good for them.


Holland Bloorview’s Client & Family Centered Care Simulation Development Team created training simulations in conjunction with families to make patient-centric care truly come to life for their staff.

Judges also named three finalists. They are Brigham & Women’s Hospital Patient Safety Team, Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Family Resource Connect and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Health Professionals Affinity Community.

For more about the winners, please visit


About the Author

Arundi Venkayya is marketing and public relations manager for Taylor Healthcare, curator of 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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