2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award now accepting nominations

A warm smile. An assuring word. A difficult message delivered with empathy. Has a doctor or other healthcare professional ever made a difference in your life? If you know someone who embodies compassionate care, our partners at The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare want to hear about it.

Their National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award recognizes those who make a profound difference through their unmatched dedication to compassionate, collaborative care – or as Ken Schwartz has said, whose “acts of kindness have made the unbearable bearable.”

Last year we profiled all six finalists, including Rick Boyte, MD, who received the award. At the Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare dinner in Boston, Dr. Boyte spoke of his patients and their families while accepting the honor, “They are my heroes and the most courageous people I’ve ever met. They’re just getting through their lives. And the love and devotion I’ve seen from families is amazing.”

For this 17th annual year of the NCCY Award, you and others once again have the chance to put forth the name of a caregiver whose caring and compassion has made your health journey a better one.

The nomination deadline is March 31, 2016.


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2 thoughts on “2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award now accepting nominations”

  1. My nomination for the NCCY award if Dr. Ronald Daoud. I recently moved 250 miles from the very rural town where I was living, because I was 1-1/2 away from medical care. This move meant finding all new doctors. On the advice of my neighbor, I made an appointment to see her primary care physician, Dr. Daoud, which was the best decision I ever made. I needed to replace not only my PCP, but my neurologist, rheumatologist, urologist, pulmonologist, and hematologist/oncologist. Within two to three weeks I had referrals and appointments for the replacement for each of these doctors. All of these specialists have been top-notch physicians as well.

    Dr. Daoud looked over the medical records I brought in and said based on the blood work and medical history, he believed I did have Lupus and planned my care accordingly. During appointments, Dr. Daoud takes the time to explain things and take questions. You never feel rushed.

    When my husband was able to move down, he made an appointment to see Dr. Daoud too. After being told for several years, he was not a candidate for gastric bi-pass surgery. Dr. Daoud immediately made a referral for my husband to a surgeon and 8 months later, he has had the sleeve bi-pass surgery and has lost over 150 lbs.

    So many doctors today do not have a bedside manner. Dr. Daoud does. I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Daoud for the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year.

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