Association for Patient Experience Opens Nominations for 2014 Outstanding Caregiver and Practice of the Year Awards

The Association for Patient Experience (AfPE) announces the call for entries for the AfPE 2014 Outstanding Caregiver Award and the AfPE 2014 Practice of the Year Award. Nominations for both awards will close March 19, and AfPE will honor one winner for each award Tuesday, May 20, at the fifth annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit in Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

The Association for Patient Experience (AfPE) announces the call for entries for the 2014 Outstanding Caregiver Award and the 2014 Practice of the Year Award.

AfPE 2014 Outstanding Caregiver Award

Is there someone on staff that goes above and beyond his or her job responsibilities and consistently exhibits a superior commitment to the patient experience? The Outstanding Caregiver Award recognizes a healthcare employee who advances one or more of AfPE’s values:

  •     patient-centered care
  •     innovation
  •     research
  •     evidence-based practice
  •     sharing

He or she should provide high quality service, champion the patient experience and keep positive relationships in the workplace. Nominators should be prepared to provide specific examples. Eligibility requirements and nomination information can be found online.

Nominees will be recognized on the AfPE website and during Cleveland Clinic’s fifth annual Patient Experience Summit: Transforming Healthcare through Empathy and Innovation, which will take place May 18 to 21, 2014, at the newly opened Cleveland Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. One ultimate winner will be announced May 20 and awarded a trophy and $250.

AfPE 2014 Practice of the Year Award

The Practice of the Year Award is an annual award designed to honor outstanding innovations or improvements that enhance the patient experience and promote best practice development. The award recognizes an organization who promotes the use of performance improvement to enhance patient-centered care. The award’s goal is to promote best practice development through the exchange of ideas among peers. For more information and to submit an entry, visit this webpage.

Entries should demonstrate

  •     Process and/or planning
  •     Innovation
  •     Measured improvement demonstrated by data
  •     An ability to be replicated
  •     Relevance to the field of patient experience

Nominees will be recognized on the AfPE website and during Cleveland Clinic’s fifth annual Patient Experience Summit. One winner will be announced and presented an award May 20.

The deadline to submit a nomination for both the Outstanding Caregiver Award and Practice of the Year Award is Wednesday, March 19.

For more information about the fifth annual Patient Experience Summit, please visit empathyandinnovation.com/ape.

About Association for Patient Experience:

The Association for Patient Experience (AfPE) is a 501(c)(3) association established to support healthcare professionals, patients and their families by improving the patient experience. Founded in 2010, AfPE aims to positively impact the global delivery of patient-centered healthcare. AfPE is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic.

For more information, visit AfPE at http://www.patient-experience.org.


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