Saturday, September 11, 2010

MITSS seeks HOPE Award Nominations

Do you know someone, patient or professional, who's been involved with medical error and has responded to it in a powerful, productive way? Please nominate them for this award.

MITSS is a tiny, wonderful, much-needed organization that does good work in an important area we hardly ever hear about: they provide services for people traumatized by medical error. And that includes both the patient/family part of it, and the clinicians who made the mistake. I first wrote about them last fall on, then attended their annual fundraising dinner. At this year's dinner, November 4, I have the honor of delivering the opening remarks.

Nominees are open, through 9/15, for their annual HOPE award. I lifted this from Paul Levy's blog:

MITSS HOPE Award Nomination Deadline -- September 15, 2010

The deadline for sending in your nomination for the 2010 MITSS HOPE Award is fast approaching. Take the time to nominate an individual, organization, department, or group that is doing great work aligned with the MITSS mission of Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events.

Along with the national and international recognition that this prestigious award affords, the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize that has been provided by the award sponsor, rL Solutions.

Go here for award criteria, an online nomination form, award history, past winners, and more! Nominating someone is easy, and submissions are done entirely online. Remember, too, that self-nominations are acceptable. Contact Winnie Tobin at (617) 232-0090 if you have any questions.

ABOUT MITSS: Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chestnut Hill, MA, whose mission is "To Support Healing and Restore Hope" to patients, families, and clinicians whose lives have impacted by medical errors and adverse medical events.