Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time for HOPE Award nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Annual MITSS HOPE Award that recognizes people – patients, families, healthcare providers, hospitals (or teams or departments therein), academic institutions, community health centers, grass roots organizations, etc. – who exemplify the mission of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services: Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to patients, families, and clinicians affected by adverse medical events. The award is sponsored by the healthcare software firm RL Solutions and the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Nominations are due by September 25, 2015, and the award will be presented at the MITSS 14th Annual Dinner at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information or to nominate someone (self-nominations will be accepted), visit the link above or call MITSS at 617-232-0090 or e-mail wtobin [at] mitss [dot] org.


Carole said...

I'm alive but I have not truly been living since the day I lost my mother to adverse events / errors in her care. Torturous is when there's no compassionate apology or no truthful conversation about what went wrong and what could be learned from it. The cruel coldness and obvious disregard for your family members life and how it effects you is unbearable and unforgettable. Sept. 4th is the anniversary of my mothers death, and this post could not of happened at a better time for me. I need and want to make a call to the number provided for help, but I get to emotional and hang up. But I will ! If I could stay focused and follow through with something I would nominate you Mr. Levy, your blog gives people like me hope again. Everything you post or write about is for the well-being of us all. It's clear what your intentions are, and there GOOD. I'm thrilled to watch your amazing journey of making a positive difference in this world of ours. :) Just a great big Thanks!!!

Paul Levy said...

That's so nice of you to say, Carole, but I think others on the front line really deserve much more credit!

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Carole said...

You are so humble :) I think very highly of you, that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it !!
Thank you sincerely for the kind thought of sorry expressed for my loss, it means more than you'll ever realize.
And by the way, I called... The lady I spoke to was wonderful and offered out more help, which I will share with many many others.