Congratulations Sophia Maurasse, MD, the 2019 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award recipient!

2019 NCCY Award Finalists

    Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAHPM

    No parent welcomes the news that their child has a life-limiting illness. For many, the reality that palliative care and quality of life have become central to their child’s care plan is devastating. But those who are introduced to Justin Baker, MD, quickly learn that they are not alone and they have a deeply ...


    Joanne B. Glusman, MSW, LSW, APHSW-C

    It’s hard to say which of her roles best exemplifies the immense level of compassion Joanne Glusman, MSW, LSW, APHSW-C, brings to her work. According to her colleagues, patients and their families, it’s all of them. Joanne, a clinical social worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital, has been impacting lives in all sorts of ...


    Elizabeth Heyne, PA, PsyD

    For more than 40 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Heyne, PA, PsyD, has been a tireless provider and passionate advocate for the needs of her tiny patients and their families. As a certified physician assistant in the Thrive Clinic at Children’s Health in Dallas, she encounters tremendous need on a daily basis.

    The infants cared ...


    Judy Ierardi, RT, (R) (CT) (MR)

    When Judy Ierardi, RT, was a child, she used to drive around her town with her mother delivering clothing and food to people in need. She recalls how her mother would always take the time to ask them about themselves and if there was anything she could do to help them. “She taught me always ...


    Sophia L. Maurasse, MD

    The 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs at McLean Hospital provide intensive treatment for girls, ages 13-21, whose complicated stories include trauma, self-injury and other challenging psychiatric conditions. Frequently, these patients arrive at McLean with a long history of failed treatment and their parents have often lost hope.

    In her role as the ...


    Kari Rosenkranz, MD

    Sitting in a hospital waiting room while a loved one is undergoing surgery is a time of high anxiety under any circumstances. For one family on a September afternoon in New Hampshire, it became a nightmare when, in a horrifying scene that seems straight out of a movie, the search for an active shooter prompted ...

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