AAMI & Becton Dickinson's Patient Safety Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by healthcare professionals who have made a significant advancement toward the improvement of patient safety.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • Dedication to improving the quality of healthcare and patient safety.
  • Current and direct involvement with a specific safety initiative to improve the safety of clinical technology or its use in healthcare.
  • A commitment to patient safety by writing articles, participating in committees, and/or speaking at educational events on patient safety-related topics involving technology.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • Examples of their projects that were implemented to improve clinician technology challenges, thus supporting overall improvement in patient care.
  • Leadership in advancing the quality of healthcare and patient safety in their own organizations.
  • Involvement in supporting improvements to patient safety by participating in national, state or local patient safety organizations or programs. (eg, speaker, author, dissemination of best practices).
  • Special recognition by their employer for contributions to patient safety.

Nominators may submit evidence of activities relevant to this award and to the candidate's achievements.

Thanks to the generous support of Becton Dickinson, this award includes plaque and a $1,500 check to be presented at the the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo.  The 2018 award will be presented in Long Beach, CA.


AAMI & Becton Dickinson's Patient Safety Award Winners

  • 2017 – Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.)
  • 2016 – Maria Cvach, RN, MS, CCRN, DNP
  • 2015 – HumanEra Project, University Health Network, University of Toronto
  • 2014 – Mark E. Bruley, CCE
  • 2013 – San Diego Patient Safety Council
  • 2012 – Karen Giuliano, RN, PhD, MBA
  • 2011 – Bryce Rutter, PhD
  • 2010 – Tomasz Tkaczyk, PhD
  • 2009 – Guruprasad Madhavan, PhD
  • 2008 – Ronald S. Newbower, PhD
  • 2007 – Marvin Shepherd, PE
  • 2006 – A. Ray Dalton
  • 2005 – Rebekah Drezek, PhD
  • 2004 – Vinay Shah, MD
  • 2003 – Becki E. Harter
  • 2002 – John W. Gosbee, MD
  • 2001 – Jeffrey I. Joseph, DO
  • 2000 – Rabih O. Darouiche, MD
  • 1999 – John D. Hughes, Jr.
  • 1997 – Suresh Gurunathan
  • 1996 – Arun Gulani, MD
  • 1995 – Ira Tackel, CCE
  • 1994 – Deborah Burstein, PhD
  • 1993 – Dwight Nishimura, PhD
  • 1992 – Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD
  • 1991 – Neal E. Fearnot, PhD
  • 1990 – Michael J. Kallok, PhD
  • 1989 – George Kondraske, PhD
  • 1988 – Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
  • 1986 – Donna Bourgelais
  • 1985 – Stephen C. Jacobsen
  • 1984 – Robert A. Kruger, PhD
  • 1983 – Perry J. Blackshear, MD
  • 1982 – William D. Ensminger, MD, PhD
  • 1981 – Anthony M. Albisser, PhD
  • 1980 – Deane B. Jacques, MD
  • 1979 – Dwayne R. Westenskow, PhD
  • 1980 – William Schuler Pierce, MD

 

 

2017 Award Recipient

Michael R. Cohen
Michael R. Cohen

Michael Cohen is a pharmacist who founded the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, based in Horsham, PA. Cohen was an early champion for protecting patients from accidental over-infusion of intravenous medications by promoting free-flow protection in the tubing lines. This has become an international standard for infusion systems. Cohen also was an early advocate for smart infusion pumps, barcode medication administration, automated dispensing cabinets, use of electronic monitoring for patients receiving opioids, and many other technologies that continue to improve medication safety.


The next deadline for nominations is February 8, 2018.

For more information, contact Allison Rafti at +1-703-253-8296 or arafti@aami.org.