Apply for the 2024 PHM Awards

PHM Award for Excellence in Quality & Patient Safety

This award recognizes exceptional achievements by a Pediatric Hospitalist in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety during the prior year. Nominees should demonstrate broad dissemination and sustainability of successful initiatives. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may also be submitted. 


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include:  

  • The impact of the nominee’s work on providing meaningful systemic change for hospitalized children.  
  • The processes put in place to evaluate and improve the problem.  
  • A description of how the nominee engaged the community. 
  • The outcome(s) achieved. 
  • Sustainability and transferability of the nominee’s work to other institutions. 

 

PHM Award for Excellence in Clinical Care

This award recognizes excellent clinical care and/or clinical leadership by a Pediatric Hospitalist during the prior year. This may be shown through the development of clinical services or teams, growth or improved value of services, outstanding professionalism, or outstanding leadership at the local, regional or national level. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may also be submitted. 


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered may include:  

  • Demonstration of contributions to clinical care. 
  • Description of newly developed clinical services and how they improved the care of hospitalized children. 
  • Demonstration of innovative methods or policies that have improved clinical care, practice growth or care value. 
  • Evidence of exemplary professionalism in the care of hospitalized children. 
  • Demonstration of involvement in advocacy initiatives that have the potential to impact hospitalized children. 

PHM Award for Excellence in Research

This award recognizes exceptional achievement by an investigator in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine research during the prior year. Nominees should demonstrate potential impact on a large number of hospitalized children and/or particularly creative research ideas. Special consideration will be given to nominees with outstanding future promise in Pediatric Hospital Medicine research. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may also be submitted. 


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include:  

  • The impact of the nominee’s research on the care of hospitalized children, e.g. scope of problem, number of children impacted, cost of therapy. 
  • The methodology used to evaluate the nominee’s research questions.   
  • Whether the nominee’s work is novel and innovative and has potential to change clinical practice. 
  • The scope of the nominee’s work and potential to scale up projects to multiple institutions.
  • Transferability of the findings to other scenarios and settings, and long-term impact. 

PHM Award for Excellence in Medical Education

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual to the educational aspects of Pediatric Hospital Medicine during the prior year. Examples include advancement of the field through curriculum development, creation of innovative teaching techniques, or being regarded as a truly inspirational teacher. Priority will be given to individuals that demonstrate objective evidence of teaching effectiveness. Outstanding creativity or novel ideas are also viewed favorably. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may be submitted.


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include: 

  • Whether the nominee’s work identified an educational need identified and the learners impacted. 
  • The degree of innovation in the methods used to engage, inspire, and enhance learning. 
  • The breadth of learner involvement.
  • The measurability of the nominee’s work.
  • Sustainability and transferability of the nominee’s work to other institutions. 

PHM Award for Excellence in Advocacy

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual in advocacy related to Pediatric Hospital Medicine during the prior year. Advocacy may be at the local, regional or national level. Nominees who demonstrate objective evidence of advocacy effectiveness or whose advocacy improves care for hospitalized children will be highly considered. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may be submitted.


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include: 

  • The impact of the problem identified and the impact it has on the care of hospitalized children. 
  • The innovative method used to advocate for children. 
  • The level of community engagement. 
  • The outcome(s) achieved. 
  • Sustainability and transferability of the process to other institutions or regions.  

PHM Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This award recognizes a Pediatric Hospitalist who exemplifies leadership in promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in Pediatric Hospital Medicine locally, regionally, or nationally. Nominees for this award should demonstrate significant contributions to clinical work mitigating healthcare disparities in hospitalized children, research focusing on health or healthcare workforce equity, education on DEI topics, or exemplary mentorship of faculty/learners who are women, LGBTQ+ or otherwise under-represented in medicine. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may be submitted.


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include: 

  • The degree of innovation in the methods used to advance DEI initiatives. 
  • The scope of contributions to DEI.
  • The measurability of DEI efforts. 
  • The potential long-term impact of the nominee’s contributions

 

PHM Award for Excellence in Community Practice

This award recognizes exceptional achievement by a Pediatric Hospitalist practicing in a regional or community hospital setting. Nominees for this award should demonstrate notable local or regional impact through work in any of the following areas: clinical work, patient safety and quality improvement, research, education, advocacy, or DEI. Third party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may also be submitted.


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the individual being considered include: 

  • The overall impact on the care of hospitalized children in the local or regional community.
  • The innovative method used to address a need or improve care.
  • The outcome(s) achieved.
  • Sustainability and transferability to other institutions (if applicable).

PHM Collaborative Impact Award

This award recognizes a group that has worked collaboratively on a project relevant to the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Groups with the potential to have a significant impact on children’s health and/or the practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are encouraged. Group projects will be considered in the fields of clinical work, patient safety and quality improvement, research, education, advocacy, or DEI. Evidence of multi-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Both single institution and multi-institution projects will be considered. Third-party nominations are encouraged but self-nominations may be submitted.


The specific criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the group being considered include: 

  • Overall impact of the collaborative project on the care of hospitalized children.
  • Degree of collaboration including assessment of the multidisciplinary aspect of the project.
  • The outcome(s) achieved.
  • Sustainability and transferability of the findings to other institutions.