Caregiver of the Year® Award
About the NCCY AwardThe National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY)® Award is a national recognition program that elevates excellence in compassionate healthcare. Since 1999, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare has honored outstanding healthcare professionals who display extraordinary devotion and compassion in caring for patients and families. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award, which recognizes those who make a profound difference through their unmatched dedication to compassionate, collaborative care.
Award finalists are chosen by a national review committee, which includes past award recipients, in collaboration with representatives from the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Each year, the award recipient and six finalists are honored before an audience of 1,200 caregivers and healthcare executives at the Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner in Boston.
The NCCY Award is made possible through the generous support of Novo Nordisk.