April 2018 | News & Notes
The Gold Foundation announced today that Dr. Dinali Fernando of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Libertas Center for Human Rights will receive the 2018 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award for her groundbreaking work with survivors of torture and human rights violations. The Gold Foundation is also recognizing two nominees with honorable mentions. Read more about all three amazing women.
On April 20, Babies Hospital Alumni Association bestowed its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award posthumously to Dr. Arnold Gold. (Babies Hospital is the former name of NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.) Sandra Gold, his wife and partner in the creation of the Gold Foundation, accepted the award on his behalf. Dr. Gold was a professor and pediatric neurologist at Columbia for more than 50 years and trained hundreds of medical students and residents. Read more about the award.
RSVP to attend our 30th Anniversary Golden Thread Gala on June 13, 2018, at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. We will be honoring Alan Alda, actor, writer and science communicator, and Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the AAMC. We will also be celebrating the legacy of our co-founder Dr. Arnold P. Gold. You may purchase tables, individual tickets, or other sponsorship levels or by contacting interim Chief Development Officer Kerry Ford at kerry@gold-foundation.org. We look forward to celebrating humanism in healthcare with you during this beautiful and memorable evening.
Deadline for gala sponsorships and 30th Anniversary Book ads: May 15
The Gold Foundation is delighted to welcome Ms. Karen Watson, communications and public policy expert in health and wellness, and Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, the 17th president of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, to its Board of Trustees. We look forward to working with them both to advance the human connection in healthcare! Read more about our two newest members.
For the first time, the Gold Foundation will be joining the recognition of International Nurses Day at the United Nations. This year's celebration, on May 11, is hosted by Gold Foundation Board member and founder of Nurses With Global Impact, Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN. The event will honor nurses who demonstrate exemplary practice by impacting the global delivery of healthcare. Click here to purchase tickets.
Does your GHHS chapter strive for greatness in providing patient-centered care, sustaining a humanistic learning environment and enhancing leadership skills of medical students and residents? Apply today for a chapter award. We will be recognizing two chapters (one established fewer than 3 year ago, and one that is 3 years or older), which will receive a monetary prize, recognition plague, and letter of notification to the Designated Institutional Official. Read about former chapter winners. Chapter advisers may apply here .
Deadline: May 1
It's conference season! We were delighted to be a part of the Beryl Institute PX Conference 2018 in Chicago, where Gold Foundation Chief Program Officer Elizabeth Cleek and EDI Institute's Steve Koppel, along with Anjali Narayan, a student at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, presented "Tell Me More® — Creating Opportunities for Communication." Next, in June, Gold Foundation President Richard Levin will be presenting a breakout session at Cleveland Clinic's Patient Experience Summit on "Finding Joy and Meaning in the Disrupted Work of Healthcare." Look for us also at Planetree's International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Boston in October and at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Austin in November. Please stop by and say hello!
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