Nominations open next week for Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement!

Nominations will open Thursday, Jan. 18, for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Sponsored by and Taylor Healthcare, the award is conferred with the National Patient Safety Foundation/Institute for Health Improvement’s Lucian Leape Institute.

The award was created to recognize and showcase the nation’s leading patient and family engagement programs and projects.

Interested organizations may download the nomination form beginning Jan. 18 at

One representative from the winning organization will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the NPSF/IHI 20th Annual Congress May 23-25 in Boston, Mass.

Previous Sherman Award winners include OpenNotes, Iora Health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ), the University of Rochester Medical Center and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Previous winners and finalists are encouraged to re-submit nominations. Self-nominations are accepted. A panel of independent judges will review and choose the winning program(s) or project(s).



Nominations are due on Thursday, March 8. For more information, email Arundi Venkayya or call 937-902-1411.

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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