AAKP CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                 Media Contact: Deborah Pelaez, dpelaez@aakp.org or 813-400-2394

October 19, 2017

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS - HONORING KIDNEY COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE

 

Tampa, FL - The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Medal of Excellence Award. The deadline for entries is November 15th.

 

The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in five categories: Physician, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietitian and Technician - who demonstrate the skills and compassion that reflect AAKP’s mission of providing patients with quality care in order for them to understand their condition, make informed decisions regarding their treatment plan, and achieve their aspirations.  Candidates for the award may be nominated by colleagues, patients in their home institutions or through professional affiliations. Candidates may also self-nominate.

 

“The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award is a prestigious element of the AAKP national strategy to recognize excellence within the kidney community from the perspective of those most impacted – kidney patient consumers,” stated AAKP President Paul T. Conway. “Patients whose health outcomes and lives are entrusted to kidney care professionals have very high standards of excellence and they know full well the difference between mediocrity and superior care.  Recipients of the AAKP Medal Excellence are in a separate league which we hope all kidney care professionals will aspire to join.”

 

Criteria for nominations should focus on ways in which an individual has substantively advanced patient-centered care approaches, demonstrated a long-term commitment to aligning care with patient aspirations, served as a visible and committed patient advocate; and created a lasting awareness and support for health education across the kidney community.

 

Nominations must be received by November 15, 2017. A selection committee is comprised of highly renowned healthcare professionals in the renal community, members of the AAKP Medical Advisory Board and past Medal of Excellence recipients.

 

Award recipients will be recognized throughout the 2018 year during a series of events and patient programs including:

 

  • The Annual Medal of Excellence Award Dinner hosted in conjunction with the Renal Physicians Association’s Annual Meeting;
  • Award presentations at the professional meetings of respective awardees;
  • Biographical article on career achievements featured in aakpRENALIFE magazine; and
  • Speaking opportunities during an AAKP Patient Education Program.

Visit www.aakp.org/medal-of-excellence to download the AAKP Medal of Excellence Award Nomination form.

Complete applications must be received by November 15, 2017 to this address:

  • American Association of Kidney Patients Medal of Excellence Program 14440 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33613

 

  • Program Contact for AAKP: Diana Clynes, Dir. of Programs & Services P  813-400-2391         F 813-636-8122 dclynes@aakp.org

 

Founded in 1969, AAKP is the largest and oldest independent kidney patient advocacy and education organization in America. Governed by a patient-majority Board of Directors, AAKP conducts national education programs designed to better inform kidney patients and policy-makers about the true impacts of kidney disease. AAKP executes a national advocacy strategy to raise the patient voice before the Executive Branch and the U.S. Congress.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made through AAKP’s website, www.aakp.org

 

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