Daniel R. Steiner, MD, CMD-R
In an effort to recognize dedication, performance and accomplishments of its members, the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, PMDA, has established two awards that are presented at the fall Annual Symposium business meeting. One, the Duncan S. MacLean Founder's Award for Distinguished Service, is named in honor of its first recipient, Duncan S. MacLean, and is awarded based on efforts for and dedication to the organization. The other, the Long-Term Care Clinician of the Year Award, is awarded to the clinician demonstrating excellence in providing and/or promoting quality clinical care in the long-term care arena. Further specifics regarding the awards are defined below.
Duncan S. MacLean Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service
The Duncan S. MacLean Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service recognizes significant contributions to building the organizational strength, image and mission of PMDA, which is
“to promote Medical Direction and Physician Services in long-term care, to enhance the reputation of PMDA, and to advance goals enabling the Association to improve care delivered to patients throughout the long-term care continuum.”
The nominee must be:
1. A physician in good standing with the community and profession.
2. Active in the field of long-term care.
3. A PMDA member in good standing.
4. Not a current board member of PMDA.
Duncan S. MacLean, MD, CMD
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD, FACP
David Nace, MD, CMD
J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD
Thomas E. Lawrence, MD, CMD
The Long-Term Care Clinician of the Year Award
recognizes those individuals whose vision, passion, leadership, knowledge, and commitment succeed in taking patient care in the facilities they serve to exceptional levels of quality, excellence, and innovation.
The nominee must be:
1. Nominated by NHA, DN, Medical Director or other clinicians from a facility where the nominee serves as a clinician (Physician, NP, or PA). The facility may be a SNF, ALF, or LIFE Program.
2. A PMDA member in good standing.
3. Recipient determined based on the demonstration, within the nominating letter, of the clinician’s role in any or all of the following achievements: quality improvement, annual state survey, patient satisfaction surveys, staff moral and retention, community/hospital relations and outreach, medication management, reduction in unnecessary rehospitalizations, and overall impact of his/her role as a clinician in the facility.
Prior recipients include:
Neelofer Sohail, MD, CMD
Tracy Polak, CRNP, MSN
Christina DeFrancisco, DNP, CRNP, FNP, CWS
Nominations are accepted year-round but must be submitted and received this year by
September 11, 2020
. Please consider nominating a deserving individual for one or both awards, both this year and in future years. Congratulations again to all our previous recipients!