Winners Announced for The Doctors Company Foundation 2012 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award
Napa, California—June 7, 2012—The Doctors Company Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award, a prestigious essay competition recognizing young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work.
The awards, conferred in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), were presented recently at NPSF’s 14th Annual Patient Safety Congress in Washington, DC.
Six winners were selected to receive the $5,000 award plus registration and travel expenses to the annual NPSF Congress. Judges included Dr. Lucian Leape, chairman of the Lucian Leape Institute and an internationally recognized leader of the patient safety movement.
The recipients of the 2012 awards are:
Elizabeth Butler, BA, University of Massachusetts
Brian A. Freeman, MPH, CPH, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Kevin Koo, MPhil, Yale University School of Medicine
Lorette Johnson, MSIII, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Andrew Robert Lee, BS, Washington University in St. Louis
Joshua M. Liao, BA, BS, Baylor College of Medicine
“The Doctors Company Foundation believes it is important to make the culture of safety an integral part of the culture of medicine,” said Leona Egeland Siadek, the Foundation’s executive director. “We are proud to partner with the Lucian Leape Institute in sponsoring the Young Physicians Patient Safety Award.”
Details and submission requirements for the 2013 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award will be announced this summer.
For a link to the winning essays and to learn more about the Foundation’s work, visit www.tdcfoundation.com.
About The Doctors Company
The Doctors Company Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability. The Foundation’s purpose is to advance and protect the practice of good medicine. Working to improve the practice environment for doctors and all health care providers, the Foundation supports patient safety research, education, forums, and pilot programs.