The Excellence in Patient Care Symposium from the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence took place on Monday, October 11. Ten new members were inducted, including three from the Department of Medicine. During the ceremony, Dr. Scott Wright, professor in the Division of GIM and director of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, read messages from grateful patients followed by a short presentation from each inductee.
Listed below are the messages for the inductees from the DOM:
Lili Barouch, MD, Division of Cardiology
“Dr. Barouch has guided me through multiple surgeries. She has always shown me such care, compassion and concern. I have multiple doctors on my medical team but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it is her that I rely on and trust the most.”
Kendall Moseley, MD, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
“Dr. Moseley has really helped me. My case has been very aggressive… She has offered her unique insight into the very best treatment for me. She gives her time to consider input from my other specialists, she listens to me, and is always responsive to questions. She truly cares about her patients. She is a gift to Johns Hopkins and their patients.”
Tim Niessen, MD, MPH, Division of Hospital Medicine at JHH
“When I was admitted to JHH with COVID 19, Dr. Niessen came down to the ER and examined me. He said he was going to do everything possible to assure that I received the best care… I had not been hospitalized any other time and I was scared for my life. His compassionate spirit got me through… He is one of a kind. I am forever grateful to him.”
Miller Coulson Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award
Each year, this honor is awarded to the NP/PA in each department who exemplifies clinical excellence. The academy defines clinical excellence as achieving a level of mastery in the following 6 areas as they relate to patient care: i. communication & interpersonal skills, ii. professionalism and humanism, iii. diagnostic acumen, iv. skillful negotiation of the healthcare system, v. knowledge, vi. scholarly approach to clinical practice, and exhibiting a passion for patient care.
Ashley Salamone, CRNP (left), in the Division of Gastroenterology (JHH)
Marion Trumbull, CRNP (right), in the Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology (JHBMC)
Award for the Support of Clinical Excellence
Last year, the members decided to create an award for a person at Hopkins that was instrumental in supporting clinical excellence across our institution. Dr. Cynthia Rand, professor in the Division of Pulmonary and senior associate dean for faculty, has been selected as the ‘second’ annual winner of the Award for the Support of Clinical Excellence. Her advocacy was instrumental for the realization of the clinical excellence promotion track.
Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence
Created in memory of Frank L. Coulson, Jr. and as a tribute to his personal commitment to professional excellence and his great appreciation of clinical excellence. This honor is awarded annually to the resident in each program who exemplifies clinical excellence. The MCACE defines clinical excellence as achieving a level of mastery in the following 6 areas as they relate to patient care: i. communication & interpersonal skills, ii. professionalism and humanism, iii. diagnostic acumen, iv. skillful negotiation of the healthcare system, v. knowledge, vi. scholarly approach to clinical practice, and exhibiting a passion for patient care, and explicitly modeling this mastery to medical trainees.
Michael Goetsch, resident, Osler Medical Residency
Dr. Paul Loeser, resident, Medicine Pediatrics Urban Health Residency
For a recording on the symposium, click here.