Congratulations to all 2015 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award nominees! Thank you for your commitment to helping and healing others through extraordinary acts of compassion. We’d also like to thank all nominators, who took time to recognize your caregiver or team for demonstrating what it means to lead with compassion.

2015 NCCY Honorable Mentions – Individuals

  • Abigail Baird Waldman, MD
  • Mari Bentley, MD, MPH
  • Janice Bickett
  • Cameron Brown, DMin
  • Joey Burke, MSN, RN
  • Anne Butler, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Connie Catron, APN, RN, MSN,  FNP-C
  • Lizabeth Chockley, RN, MSN, NP
  • Dominic Chow, MD, MPH
  • Jan Clark, LCSW, ACHP-SW
  • Kevin Clifford, MD
  • Donna Coletti, MD
  • Betsy Corman*
  • John Costello, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kenneth Cubert, MD
  • Paul Cunningham
  • Patrick Curtin, EMT
  • Marie Alberte Daniel
  • Elana Dekkers, MD
  • Bradford Dickerson, MD
  • Kevin Emerick, MD
  • Fernando Espi Forcen, MD
  • Pamela Euans
  • Shelley Evans, MT-BC, ACC, CDP, AC-BC
  • Karen Fasciano, PsyD
  • Amanda Faust, BSN, RN
  • Michel Fayad, MD
  • Kristin Fless, MD, FCCP
  • Lauren Foley, RN
  • Allen Gabriel, MD, FACS
  • Mary Beth Geise, RN
  • Christopher Gordon, MD
  • Melody Hackfeld, RNC
  • E. Angela Heller, LMSW
  • Fraser Cummins Henderson Sr, MD
  • Donna Hovey, RN, BSN, MPPM, CEN, CCRN
  • Mark Ibsen, MD
  • Erica Jones, MD, FACC
  • Kristine Kennedy
  • Rose Knapik, RN, BS, CCM
  • Caroline Kuhlman, NP
  • Stephen Kurachek, MD
  • Mike LaFerney, RN, PHCNS, BC, LMHC, PhD
  • Rabbi Karen Landy
  • Kathleen Lang, BSN, RN
  • David Lautz, MD, FACS
  • Quang Lee, MD, MPH
  • Gail Libowsky, NP
  • Debra Mazza, MEd, LAC, CGC
  • Karen Messier, MSN, RN, AOCN
  • David Miller, PhD
  • Shane Mills, DO
  • Elizabeth Mobassaleh, RN
  • Lauren Moo, MD
  • Sean Murray, FNP
  • Farzaneh Nabizadeh, MD
  • Joseph O’Donnell, MD
  • Betsy O’Hara, OTR, CIMI
  • Robb Paulk, RN
  • Laura Robbins, DPT
  • Ellen Robinson, RN, PhD
  • Lipi Roy, MD, MPH
  • Robert Rubin*, MD
  • Darlene Sawicki, NP
  • Aziza Shad, MD
  • Christine Shaughnessy
  • Lisa Stephens, MSN, APRN, ACHPN
  • Andrea Stutesman, MD
  • Leyda Su Ham, DO
  • Lisa Tank, MD
  • Tanis Taylor, LMFT
  • Rebecca Udermann
  • Guillermo Umbria, CHI, CMI
  • Aura Valverde, LCSW
  • Judith Vechmamontien, BSN, RN, BC
  • Sonia Velez, MD, JD
  • Sunil Verma, MD, MPH
  • Vincent Waite, MD, MPH
  • Beth Wagner, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN
  • Ann Webster, PhD
  • Roger Wells, PA-C
  • Carol Williams, LPN
  • Susan Willoughby*, RN
  • Lawrence Wolfe, MD
  • Pamela Wood, RN
  • Joanne Wozniak
  • Karen Yohn-Williams, RN, CWON
  • Jeffrey Zesiger, MD
  • Asterisk (*) indicates posthumous recognition

 

 

2015 NCCY Honorable Mentions – Teams

  • Palliative Care Team  Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth’s Midwifery Group Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Midwifery Group Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Palliative Care Team Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Mind-Body Medicine Team Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center
  • Pediatric Hospice Team Care Dimensions
  • Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication Facilitator Team Cleveland Clinic
  • Child Study Center Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Endoscopy Team Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
  • Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center Staff Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island
  • Hospice of Marshall County Hospice of Marshall County
  • Palliative Care Team Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Inpatient Palliative Care Team Kaiser Permanente-Holy Cross Hospital
  • Palliative Care Team LAC + USC Medical Center
  • Acute Care Team Lasting Hope Recovery Center
  • Outpatient Burn Center Team Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center Montefiore Medical Center
  • Palliative Care Team Morristown Medical Center
  • Pediatric Bereavement Committee New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children- Elliot Hospital
  • Pickerington Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Team OhioHealth Neighborhood Care
  • Six Garden Oncology Unit Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Palliative Care Team St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • St. Jude for Life Clinical Team St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • StepDown Unit St. Jude Medical Center
  • Palliative Care Consult Service Team SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Team SUNY Upstate Medical University