Celebrating Extraordinary Acts of Compassion

2022 NCCY Award Recipients

    LINDSAY P. CARTER, MD

    “Lindsay has taught us all how to be better professionals and better people,” said a colleague of Lindsay Carter, MD. “Her brilliance is in knowing how to do her job, how to care for patients intelligently, and how to make everyone that comes in contact with her to feel better and do better.”

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    PETER DEBLIEUX, MD

    Dr. Peter DeBlieux is the chief experience officer and an emergency physician at the University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO), a safety net hospital that serves some of the Gulf Region’s most vulnerable populations. He is a long-standing advocate for the care of New Orleans’ marginalized communities. “Compassionate care is going beyond the normal ...

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    WILLIAM “DONNIE” NELSON, BSN, RN, PHN, CPHN

    William “Donnie” Nelson, BSN, RN, PHN, CPHN, is a nurse manager of palliative care practices at both Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. In this role, he cares for some of the most complex cases and most vulnerable patients, many of whom suffer from homelessness, poverty, and substance ...

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    ZAHIDEE “SAIDIE” RODRIGUEZ, MD

    Dr. Zahidee “Saidie” Rodriguez is a pediatric cardiologist and intensivist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this role, she cares for critically ill children with congenital heart disease and their families. “The ecosystem around them is an extension of them,” said Dr. Rodriguez. “The child is most compassionately cared for when their ecosystem is ...

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    BEBA TATA-MBENG, MDiv, MPH, BCC

    Beba Tata is the manager of spiritual care for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Beba is known as an exceptional colleague who is dedicated not only to her patients — but also to her colleagues. “She exudes compassion and always puts others’ needs first,” said a colleague.

     

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    THE DAVID JAMES HOSPICE UNIT TEAM

    The David James Hospice Unit Team at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Bedford, Mass., is comprised of a wide array of caregivers dedicated to giving veterans the best possible care at the ends of their lives. The team consists of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, recreation therapists, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, dietitians, licensed ...

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