Schwartz Center Members
About The Corman IMPACT Honors
Innovative Member Programs Advancing Compassion and Teamwork
The Corman IMPACT Honors celebrates Schwartz Center healthcare members who are making a transformational impact by creating programs or initiatives that promote compassionate, collaborative care within their organization or system.
We know that leading by example is the most effective way to inspire others to make compassionate care a priority and we want to recognize our healthcare members who are doing that.
The Corman IMPACT Honors are made possible through the generous support of Steve Corman in memory of his late wife, Betsy. Please read the heartfelt message from Steve below:
I understand the power of compassion firsthand. Between five cancer diagnoses and three end-of-life journeys, including my late wife Betsy’s, we experienced the same kind of healing that inspired Ken Schwartz to establish the Schwartz Center. We were able to meet many caregivers over the years who took the extra time to understand us as people, not just as patients and family members.
As someone who has been both a beneficiary and advocate of compassionate care, I believe we cannot afford to let compassion be a nice-to-have. It must be a core value in every patient-caregiver interaction and in our nation’s healthcare system.
After Betsy lost her battle with cancer, I wanted to underwrite the IMPACT Honors as a tribute to her, and to reflect my belief that leading by example is the most effective way to inspire others.
The Corman IMPACT Honors celebrates the Schwartz Center’s healthcare members who are making a transformational impact by creating programs or initiatives that promote compassionate, collaborative care within their organization or system. I hope that recognizing these efforts will accelerate the adoption of similar or new innovative programs, making compassionate care a priority at every healthcare organization.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to help recognize your commitment to compassion, not only because you deserve it, but because we need more of it.
2020 IMPACT Honors
We’re pleased to share the three exemplary programs selected for the 2020 Corman IMPACT Honors recognition. Please watch the videos below for interviews with representatives from each honoree site, who discuss their program and how it has made an impact on their organization.
Transition Support Program, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
The Center for Resiliency, Dell Children’s Medical Center
Oregon Burn Center, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Thank you to all the Schwartz Center healthcare members who shared their programs. Read about the 2020 Corman IMPACT Honors honorable mentions.
If you have questions regarding the Corman IMPACT Honors, please contact Christina Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPACT Honors Criteria and FAQs
Any Schwartz Center healthcare member that has created an innovative program or initiative making a transformational impact to promote compassionate, collaborative care within its organization or system is eligible. Please note your organization must be a member at the time of the conference to be considered, and Schwartz Center programs (including Schwartz Rounds) are not eligible to be considered.
The program or initiative must be in existence for long enough to demonstrate positive results including:
- Improved caregiver or patient experience; and/or
- Strengthened teamwork and/or communication among the care team; and/or,
- Enhanced caregiver-patient/family relationships.
In our experience it can take approximately one year to introduce a program and demonstrate its success; however, we will not be excluding programs that have produced results in a shorter period of time
Required information includes:
- Basic contact information
- Program/initiative name
- 250 word or more description of the program or initiative
Optional information to enhance your submission includes:
- Additional responses regarding the program or initiative
- Support materials (e.g., letters of support from employees, marketing collateral)
The 2020 submission period is now closed. We’re in the process of selecting honorees and will notify all nominators in the coming weeks.
All members who submitted a program or initiative will be notified of their standing by early May.
Up to three exemplary programs or initiatives will be selected by the Member Experience Team consisting of Schwartz Center program leadership and volunteers.
Each will receive:
- Complimentary virtual conference registration for two individuals per healthcare organization
- An opportunity for the spokesperson to speak about the organization’s program with Schwartz Center CMO Beth Lown, MD, in a recorded video interview, which will be featured on the Conference website, Member Community website and on social media.
- Acknowledgement of excellence in compassionate healthcare
- National recognition of the caregiver’s organization on Member Community website and in Schwartz Center materials
All eligible programs and initiatives will be highlighted at the virtual conference and on the Schwartz Center Member Community website. Up to three exemplary member programs will be featured. A spokesperson from each of the selected members will be asked to speak about their program and how it has made an impact on their organization in a video interview.