Corman IMPACT Honors

Innovative Member Programs Advancing Compassion and Teamwork


The Corman IMPACT Honors celebrates healthcare members who are making a transformational impact by creating programs or initiatives that promote compassionate, collaborative care within their organization or system.

We know that leading by example is the most effective way to inspire others to make compassionate care a priority and we want to recognize our healthcare members who are doing that.

Recognition and Submissions

Compassion in healthcare has never been more important or more meaningful. If your organization has created a program or initiative that is changing the way caregivers and patients give and receive compassionate care, we want to recognize your work!

All healthcare member organizations are invited to submit a program or initiative for recognition each year. All program submissions will be shared on our Schwartz Center websites, newsletters, and social media.

One spokesperson from up to four exemplary programs will be selected to participate on a virtual panel with fellow honorees, moderated by Schwartz Center CMO Beth Lown, MD.

Please note that Schwartz Center programs including Schwartz Rounds® and Stress First Aid are not eligible for consideration.

The deadline for submission in 2022 has passed. 

2021 Corman IMPACT Honorees

Watch last year’s incredible honoree panel moderated by Schwartz Center CMO Dr. Beth Lown, where Karen Sutton, LCSW, from Grady Memorial Hospital, Jenny Seham, Ph.D, from Montefiore Medical Center and Deborah Cook, MD, from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, share about the programs making an impact at their organizations.

Grady Memorial Hospital

Chronic Care Clinic

Atlanta, Georgia

The Chronic Care Clinic is an integrated, collaborative initiative created to address the holistic needs of patients with over-utilization of emergency department services. The 9-12-month intervention examined social determinants of health and targeted increasing health literacy, developing self-management skills via behavioral health intervention, community resource connection and successful health system navigation along with a focus on disease-specific goals. Patients who successfully engaged and achieved at least 50% of their established goals participated in a graduation ceremony.
One patient wrote, “They helped me with my health, they helped me find a job, they helped me find a place to live. When I joined this clinic, I felt like I wasn’t lost in the world anymore.”

Montefiore Medical Center

Arts & Integrative Medicine (AIM)

New York, NY

Led by Founding Director Dr. Jenny Seham, AIM is a program in Montefiore Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science with initiatives in the Child Outpatient Division (COPD) and the availability for consultation, assessment, intervention, and training throughout the Montefiore Healthcare systems. AIM offers arts and integrative interventions including music, dance, photography, drawing, poetry, yoga, gardening, and technology. AIM begins with a foundation of evidence-based psychiatric practices, engages with the community with goals to create positive change in the environment of care and in the mental wellness of patients, their families and hospital staff.
One colleague noted, “…I watched these youths develop newfound confidence, improved self-esteem, and a sense of worth in a way I have never witnessed.”

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

The 3 Wishes Project (3WP)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The 3 Wishes Project (3WP) was developed to bring peace to a patient’s final days and to comfort families. The goal of this end of-life program is to improve the quality of the dying experience for patients, their families and clinicians, by dignifying the patients and honoring their lives in order to ease the grief for others left behind. This is achieved in the 3WP by initiating conversations to learn more holistically about patients and their families, then eliciting and implementing wishes that are important and meaningful to them. These acts of compassion have been classified in 12 categories: facilitating connections, celebrations involving food/beverage, humanizing the patient, personalizing the ICU room, family care, music, religious rituals and spiritual ceremonies, preparations and final arrangements, word clouds, keepsakes and tributes, organ and tissue donation, and “paying it forward.”
As a daughter of a dying patient posted on Facebook an image of the card with dozens of notes from clinicians caring for her father, “This is what kindness looks like.”

Thank you to all the Schwartz Center healthcare members who shared their programs.

If you have questions regarding the Corman IMPACT Honors, please contact Angelina McCoy at

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