Awards Programs

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.

Clinician of the Year Award

Clinician of the Year
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 will be announced at PALTC22- AMDA’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022.  For details on the conference, visit www.paltc.org.

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 2022 Clinician of the Year award by completing the information requested below. Nominations for the Clinician of the Year award are due November 12, 2021.

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

*Required

You may nominate an individual for the 2022 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. 

Clinician of the Year Award Nomination Form

Check All that Apply

6 + 9 =

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination period for the 2022 Clinician of the Year Award has closed. Please check back in mid-July for information on the 2023 award.

“The breadth and depth of his knowledge were legendary, and they lent well to his character trait of speaking softly with incredible authority….now generations of medical directors and countless patients who have benefited from his role modeling and mentorship have this legacy from which to push on and further his ideals.”

Alva Baker, MD, CMD

Medical Director of the Year Award

Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD

2021 Medical Director of the Year Award
Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD

PAST WINNERS

Recipients of the Medical Director of the Year Award

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 will be announced at PALTC22 – AMDA’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. For details on the conference, visit www.paltc.org.

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 2022 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, 2021.

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 2022 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

Check all that apply:*

11 + 3 =

2021 AWARD WINNER VIDEO

James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD

“As a lifelong educator, each year the students bring the joy of medicine as fresh eyes every time they ask me why.” –  Michelle

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination period for the 2022 Medical Director of the Year Award has closed. Please check back in mid-July for information on the 2023 award.

This year our community did not only rise up to meet this unfathomable challenge but we demonstrated what dedication, compassion and expertise in PALTC medicine looks like in a crisis.

Leslie Beth Eber MD, CMD

2021 Medical Director of the Year

The facility and I are honored to have Dr. Eber as our Medical Director. She continually helps not only the facility grow, but me as well. She is a great partner to have at our facility!

TJ Sylvain

Administrator, Clear Choice Health Care

William Dodd Founder’s Award

Founder, William Dodd

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

2021 William Dodd Founder’s Award
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

PAST WINNERS

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

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

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.

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 2022 William Dodd Founder’s Award by completing the nomination form. The 2022 Dodd award will be presented at PALTC22-AMDA’s annual conference next March in Baltimore, MD.

Nominations for the William Dodd Founder’s Award were due November 12, 2021.

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*

13 + 10 =

2021 AWARD WINNER VIDEO

2021 AWARD WINNER | The William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination period for the 2022 William Dodd Founder’s Award has closed. Please check back in mid-July for information on the 2023 award.

Although I never met Dr. Dodd he believed in the importance of the interdisciplinary team in PALTC. I am truly honored to be the first non-physician to receive this prestigious award.

Barbara Resnick PhD, CRNP

can not imagine anyone more deserving of the Dodd award in our organization. Dr. Resnick supports collaboration among the PALTC team and is recognized beyond AMDA for her leadership.

Susan Levy MD, CMD

James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education

James Pattee, MD, CMD

James Pattee

Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD

2021 James Pattee Award
Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD

PAST WINNERS

Recipients of the James Pattee Award for Exellence in Education

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.

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 2022 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education by completing the nomination form. The 2022 Pattee award will be presented at PALTC22 – AMDA’s Annual Conference next March in Baltimore, MD. 

Nominations for the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education were due on November 12, 2021.

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 2022 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Eduction by completing the information requested below.

Nominations for the 2022 Pattee Award are now open through November 12, 2021.

James Pattee Award Nomination Form

Community and Professional Standing*

Active in the Field*

AMDA Member*

Board Member*

1 + 6 =

2021 AWARD WINNER VIDEO

James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination period for the 2022 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education has closed. Please check back in mid-July for information on the 2023 award.

As a lifelong educator, each year the students bring the joy of medicine as fresh eyes every time they ask me why.

Michele Bellantoni MD, CMD

Michele has served on many committees and most recently has led AMDAs Annual Program Committee which continues to grow and improve in the quality of education provided to our members.

Susan Levy MD, CMD