Congratulations to the 2017 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award® finalists! The Award recipient will be announced and honored on Nov. 16, 2017 at the 22nd Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner.

Alan Rosenthal, MD

“He feels the worry and desperation that his patients and their parents feel when their children are not well. He does not ignore the worried parents or child, he takes the time to talk it through, to encourage and support his patients and their family members.” Dr. Rosenthal’s long career and practice of compassion began …

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Lynne McAtee-Harris, BSRN

“Lynne has touched the lives of so many of our patients and staff members, but more importantly she has changed the culture of BCH, weaving compassionate care into the very fabric of the institution.” Working in the ICU at Boulder Community Health, Lynne McAtee-Harris, BSRN, has seen firsthand the value and importance of compassion in …

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Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD

“From the moment we met, I knew Dr. Inder was the ideal person to have involved in our baby’s care. She was smart, funny, compassionate, and she seemed to know just what we needed to hear in order to persist during such an incredibly difficult time.” Dr. Terrie Inder’s colleagues describe her as “just as likely …

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Victor Fagan, LPN

“Victor Fagan has shown that he is the epitome of an extraordinary and compassionate caregiver. Mr. Fagan is selfless and always thinking about others first.” Victor Fagan Sr., LPN is a licensed practical nurse working for the Pittsburgh, PA Veterans Affairs where he’s committed to working with compassion for the veteran population the VA serves. …

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Jonathan Bartels, RN

“I have been privileged to sit at Jonathan’s side as we see patients and families together. I marvel at his ability to connect and care for families in using so few words, but in listening and in truly being present. He knows no barriers in caring for people of all ages, cultures, orientations, or backgrounds, …

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Rana Awdish, MD

“Dr. Awdish didn’t just care about my condition, she cared about me as an individual. She let me talk without interruption as I shared my fears and anxieties, she hugged me as I cried and she spoke comforting words to reassure me.” Dr. Rana Awdish, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Henry Ford Hospital …

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