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Awards Program

As part of our mission the Foundation recognizes the outstanding contributions of our members to post-acute and long-term care medicine with the following annual awards:

Each award has its own nomination and selection criteria and procedures.  Please visit each individual award for more information.

2023 Award Applications are being accepted now!

The deadline for 2023 nominations is November 2022.  

Clinician of the Year Award

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP
2022 Clinician of the Year Award
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP

The Foundation for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine’s Board of Directors is proud to announce a new Excellence Award for 2022 – The Clinician of the Year Award. This award serves to recognize members of the interdisciplinary (IDT) team who serve in PALTC settings. It will honor a licensed healthcare practitioner who is directly involved in treating and caring for people in PALTC settings and who embodies excellence in patient/resident care.

The 2022 Clinician of the Year award winner was announced at PALTC22- AMDA’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022.

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP was awarded 2022 Clinician of the Year. She was nominated by Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP – “Nikki’s work across the entire long term care continuum as a pharmacist where she promotes exemplary medication management with regard to deprescribing is impressive”

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
  • AMDA member in good standing
  • Licensed practitioners providing direct care in PALTC settings including physicians, advanced practice providers, mental health practitioners, social workers, physical or occupational therapists.
  • Settings of practice including skilled nursing facility, private practice/practice management group, assisted living, or Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

You may nominate an individual for the 2023 Clinician of the Year award by completing the information requested below. Nominations for the Clinician of the Year award are due November 12, 2022.

Nominations should include 3-5 activities/examples in each of the following categories:

  • clinical skills
  • collaboration
  • advocacy
  • leadership

Before you get started, consider the following about the nominee:

  • High level of professional competence through continuing education, including ethical and social issues
  • Recognized as a strong advocate for patients/residents
  • Excellent collaborator with other members of the team and recognized as a role model by their peers
  • High level of exemplary interaction with patients/residents and families
  • Community involvement in community medical services, professional organizations, and/or other contributions to the community.
CLINICIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

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You may nominate an individual for the 2023 Clinician of the Year Award by completing the information requested below. To aid you in the preparation for your nomination it is recommended that you contact the nominee and ask them to provide you with 4-6 specific activities that showcase the following characteristics of the nominee in the following areas: clinical skills, collaboration, advocacy and leadership.

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“You always keep the resident or patient at the center of your decisions. Teams will change, patients will change, but your passion for care will be sustaining. You need patience, persistence, and great communication skills.”

“You need the team. You need to look to others when you don’t have the answers and be constantly learning. I love my teams and embrace my ability to work with them.” It is important to realize that you can make a difference, Dr. Brants stresses: “It doesn’t always feel that way, but you truly can have an impact in this field by working together, collaborating, innovating, and supporting your colleagues across teams and settings.”

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP

Medical Director of the Year Award

Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD

2022 Medical Director of the Year Award
Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD

PAST WINNERS

Recipients of the Medical Director of the Year Award

2021 Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD

2020 Fred Feinsod, MD, CMD

2019 Charles Crecelius MD, PhD, CMD

2018 Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD

2017 Joshua Schor, MD, CMD

2016 David A. LeVine, MD, CMD

2015 Patricia A. Chace, MD, CMD

2014 Sandra Liliana Oakes, MD CMD

2013 Rocco Vivenzio, MD, CMD

2012 Noel DeBacker, MD, CMD

2011 Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD

2010 Robert Schreiber, MD, CMD

2009 Rebecca L. Ferrini MD, MPH, CMD

2008 J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD

2007 Timothy Malloy, MD, CMD

The Foundation for PALTC Medicine asks nursing facilities and their interdisciplinary leaders to identify outstanding medical directors. The Medical Director of the Year Award recognizes individuals whose vision, passion, leadership, knowledge, and commitment to taking patient care to exceptional quality, excellence, and innovation levels.

The 2022 Medical Director of the Year award winner was announced at PALTC22 – AMDA’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.

Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD​ was awarded 2022 Medical Director of the Year. She was nominated by Pamela Desrochers, LNHA, New Horizons Limestone – “Dr. Gaur is passionate about our residents maintaining the highest quality of life possible…she inspires our team each day to share in her passion!”

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
  • A physician in good standing with the community and profession
  • An AMDA member in good standing
  • A Certified Medical Director (CMD)
  • An experienced medical director (3 or more years)
  • An experienced attending physician in a nursing facility(ies)
  • A proven team leader
  • A proven clinical leader
  • Involved in community activities
  • An effective educator
HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

You may nominate an individual for the 2023 Medical Director of the Year award by completing the information requested below. Nominations for the Medical Director of the Year award are due November 12, 2022.

Nominations should include 4-6 activities/examples in each of the following categories:

  • Team leadership – e.g. established a wound care team
  • Clinical leadership – e.g. implemented practice guidelines on falls prevention
  • Education of facility staff – e.g. in-service topics, state or national presentations
  • Community involvement – e.g. Hold monthly advance directives clinics at local senior center

The nominations from previous winners included the following characteristics:

  • Offered multiple examples of activities that demonstrated excellence in each category
  • Nominations supported by multiple facility leaders (e.g., Administrator and DON)
  • Included quantifiable examples of success with measured outcomes (e.g. Implemented a program that reduced falls by 18%)
  • Incorporated psycho-emotional components (e.g., How he/she makes staff, colleagues, and patients feel).

Before you get started, consider the following:

  • Review AMDA’s Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director and compile examples of how your medical director fulfills these.
  • Cite examples of how your medical director interacts with the interdisciplinary team
  • Gather examples of the regular contributions he/she makes as well as those times they were exceptional.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

*Required Fields
You may nominate an individual for the 2023 Medical Director of the Year Award by completing the information requested below. To aid you in the preparation for your nomination it is recommended that you contact the nominee and ask them to provide you with 4-6 specific activities that showcase the following characteristics of the nominee in each of the following areas:  team leader, clinical leader, education of facility staff and community involvement.

Medical Director of the Year Award Nomination Form

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2022 AWARD WINNER VIDEO

2022 Medical Director of the Year Award Winner: Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD

“The nursing home is the place where you create your team, and you can’t work
without it. That team becomes your eyes and ears.” She is honored that her team members took the time to nominate her for this honor, saying, “They are the people who work with you day and night. When they take the time to recognize that you did a good job, it means so much. It’s not just me winning this award. It’s my team working by my side.”

Swati Gaur, MD, MBA, CMD

2022 Medical Director of the Year

William Dodd Founder’s Award

Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

2022 William Dodd Founder’s Award
Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

PAST WINNERS

Recipients of the William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service

2021 Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

2020 Keith Rapp, MD, CMD

2019 David Smith, MD, CMD

2018 Paul Katz, MD, CMD

2017 Jonathan Musher, MD, CMD

2016 Karyn Leible, MD, CMD

2015  J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD

2014  Jeffrey Burl, MD, CMD

2013  Paul Drinka, MD, CMD

2012 Steven Levenson, MD, CMD

2011 William D. Smucker, MD, CMD

2010 Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, CMD

2009 Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

2008 Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS

2007 Daniel Osterweil, MD, MscEd, CMD

2006 Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD

2005 James E. Lett II, MD, CMD

2004 Randall Huss, MD, CMD

2003 Dennis Stone, MD, MBA, CMD

2002 Keith Krein, MD, CMD

2001 Cheryl Phillips, MD, CMD

2000 Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD

1999 Monte J. Levinson, MD, CMD

1998 Nicholas Owen, MD, CMD

1997 William Dodd, MD, CMD

by Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD – “Mike’s remarkable style combining
transparency, commitment and passion with more than a splash of fearlessness, defines his
unique approach, from which AMDA members and our residents’ benefit.”The William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service recognizes significant contributions by those individuals who build the organizational strength, image, and mission of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. These individuals promote medical direction and healthcare provider services in long-term care by enhancing the reputation of AMDA and advancing the Society’s goals to improve the care delivered to patients throughout the long term care continuum.

This prestigious honor is awarded in memory of the work of AMDA founder William Dodd, MD, CMD. He recognized that residents of nursing homes often have complex medical problems and that practitioners needed to establish the standards of management and clinical care for these residents.

The William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service award winner was announced at PALTC22 – AMDA’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.

Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD​ was awarded William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service. He was nominated by Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD – “Mike’s remarkable style combining transparency, commitment and passion with more than a splash of fearlessness, defines his unique approach, from which AMDA members and our residents’ benefit.”

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
  • A physician, physician assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner in good standing with the community and profession
  • Active in the field of post-acute & long-term care
  • AMDA member in good standing
  • Not a current Officer on the AMDA, ABPLM or Foundation boards.
HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

You may nominate an individual for the 2023 William Dodd Founder’s Award by completing the nomination form. The 2023 Dodd award will be presented at PALTC23-AMDA’s annual conference.

Nominations for the William Dodd Founder’s Award were due November 12, 2022.

Before you get started, in 250 words or less, please consider specific contributions the nominee has made to build the organizational strength, image, and mission of AMDA and advance the Society’s goals to improve the care delivered to patients throughout the long-term care continuum.

WILLIAM DODD FOUNDER'S NOMINATION FORM

*Required Fields

The William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service recognizes significant contributions by those individuals who build the organizational strength, image, and mission of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. These individuals promote medical direction and healthcare provider services in long-term care by enhancing the reputation of AMDA and advancing the Society’s goals to improve the care delivered to patients throughout the long term care continuum.

William Dodd Founders Award Nomination Form

Community and Professional Standing*

Active in the Field*

AMDA Member*

Board Member*

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2022 AWARD WINNER VIDEO
2022 AWARD WINNER | The William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service: Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

“I think Dr. Dodd would be proud of what AMDA has accomplished and how the Society’s profile has been enhanced over the last couple of years. We’ve always been
respected by those who knew of us, but our sphere of influence has grown; and our voice is stronger and more powerful than ever.”

Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education

Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, FACP

2022 James Pattee Award
Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, FACP

PAST WINNERS

Recipients of the James Pattee Award for Exellence in Education

2021   Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD
2020  Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD
2019
   Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD

2018    Jeffrey B. Burl, MD, CMD
2017    Matthew S. Wayne, MD, CMD
2016    Verna Reynolds Sellers, MD, CMD
2015    Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD
2014    Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD
2013    Leslie S. Libow, MD, CMD
2012    Paul Katz, MD, CMD
2011    John E. Morley, MB, BCH
2010    Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
2009    Cheryl L. Phillips MD, CMD, AGSF
2008    Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD
2007    Daniel L. Swagerty, MD, MPH, CMD
2006    Catherine Kiley, DO, CMD
2005    David Brechtelsbauer, MD, CMD
2004    Janice Knebl, DO, CMD
2003    Michael Maddens, MD, CMD
2002    Jonathan Musher, MD, CMD
2001    Alva Baker III, MD, CMD
2000    David A. Smith, MD, FAAFP, CMD
1999    Larry Lawhorne, MD, CMD
1998    Steven A. Levenson, MD, CMD
1997    James Pattee, MD, CMD

The James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education was established in 1997 to honor James Pattee, MD, CMD, the father of the AMDA Certification Program and the Core Curriculum program, and a founder of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine.

His vision for medical direction and his development of the first medical direction curriculum eventually led to AMDA’s Core Curriculum. While conducting these courses he was exposed to the concepts of management and leadership, and he emphasized these concepts in his courses. “You are shaping the culture [of the facility] by your daily interactions with the staff, your decisions, your clinical skills.” It has been said that Dr. Pattee single handedly trained and motivated an entire generation of a new entity — the profession of medical direction.

 

The James Pattee Award winner was announced at PALTC22 – AMDA’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.

Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, FACP​ was awarded the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education. He was nominated by Fatima Naqvi, MD, CMD – “He embraces the whole team with an open heart and utmost compassion. He allows the members to sail the ship despite their inexperience because he wants his mentee to learn from their experiences. Then he gently guides as needed.”

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
  • A physician, physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner in good standing with the community and profession
  • Active in the field of post-acute & long-term care medicine
  • AMDA member in good standing
  • Not a current officer on the AMDA, ABPLM or Foundation boards.
HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

You may nominate an individual for the 2023 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education by completing the nomination form. The 2023 Pattee award will be presented at PALTC23 – AMDA’s Annual Conference.

Nominations for the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education were due on November 12, 2022.

Before you get started, in 250 words or less, please consider specific contributions that the nominee has made to advance the educational goals of AMDA, and as a leader in PALTC education across the PALTC continuum.

JAMES PATTEE AWARD NOMINATION FORM

*Required Fields

You may nominate an individual for the 2023 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Eduction by completing the information requested below.

Nominations for the 2023 Pattee Award are now open through November 12, 2022.

James Pattee Award Nomination Form

Community and Professional Standing*

Active in the Field*

AMDA Member*

Board Member*

8 + 11 =

2022 AWARD WINNER VIDEO

James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education: Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, FACP 

“I am extremely humbled and shocked to be named the Pattee Award recipient. There are so many great teachers at AMDA who reflect the team spirit of the organization,”

Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, FACP