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

Alan Rosenthal, MD of Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Cleveland, Ohio, is a pediatrician with over 25 years of experience caring for children and their families. He is known throughout the Cleveland community as a role model for students and colleagues alike as a compassionate, caring and genuine caregiver. One patient wrote about Dr. Rosenthal, “He …

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Lynne McAtee-Harris, RN

Lynne McAtee-Harris, RN of Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colorado, is an ICU nurse with over 25 years of experience caring for seriously ill patients. Her personal commitment to making compassion a priority in her organization has fostered greater resiliency among caregivers, which makes them better equipped to provide the highest quality care to patients …

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Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD

Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD, is an internationally renowned researcher, neonatologist and pediatric neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, with over 20 years in the field of Neonatology. As chair of the department of pediatric newborn medicine, Dr. Inder is leading the development of an innovative NICU that promotes family-centered care. As one …

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Victor Fagan, LPN

Victor Fagan, LPN, is a licensed practical nurse in primary care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, working on behalf of veterans. On any given day, Mr. Fagan interacts with multiple patients providing assessment and education to veterans and family members. Colleagues, patients and families alike all recognize Victor as an exceptional …

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Jonathan Bartels, RN

A nurse at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia with over 20 years of experience in emergency, trauma, oncology and palliative care, Mr. Bartels has gained national recognition for his work in developing a practice implemented by the care team after the death of a patient simply called ‘The Pause.” It is a …

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Rana Awdish, MD

A critical care medicine physician and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Awdish has written and spoken nationally about her experiences as a patient in her own institution when she suffered a serious illness. Dr. Awdish has used her unique perspective of both physician and patient to address …

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