Randi Kaplan, LMSW, 2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award Recipient


Nominations for the 2017 nomination period are now closed. Thank you to all who nominated! Please check back early next year for the 2018 NCCY Award nomination process.

The Schwartz Center has notified your individual or team nominee and asked that they submit additional materials in order to be considered for the NCCY Award. These materials include the nominee’s personal/team statement and up to four additional letters of support.

All nominations must have been received by March 31, 2017 to be considered.

All nominees will be contacted midsummer with notice of their nomination status.


Selection Process

The recipient and five finalists will be chosen by a national review committee, which includes past award recipients, in collaboration with representatives from the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. They were recognized at the Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner on Nov. 16, 2017 in Boston. The recipient will have an opportunity to share their perspective on compassion in healthcare.


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For more information:

 If you have questions about the award, please contact nominations@nccyaward.org.