The winners of the 2021 University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards were presented last night at a special ceremony held online and at the UI Urmila Sahai Auditorium.
The virtual event was part of the annual UIP Members Meeting & Report, Iowa Medical Mutual Insurance Company (IMMIC) Annual Members Meeting, and the Annual Meeting of the UI Hospitals & Clinics Medical Staff.
Our newest University of Iowa Physicians Clinical Award winners are:
Clinician of the Year Award—Jonathan Klein, MD
This award is given to a clinician who most embodies those aspects of a truly great patient service provider, including technical skill, humanism to patients and families, collaboration with colleagues, and advocacy.
Innovations in Clinical Care Award—Anureet Walia, MD, and Krista Kohl, PhD
The Innovations in Clinical Care Award is given to an individual or team for implementation of an innovative new program or process that improves service to patients.
Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award—Andrew Bryant, MD
This award is given to an individual or team in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction. Metrics can include the Press Ganey Satisfaction Score, most improved score, or other patient feedback.
Excellence in Quality Award—Kenneth Nepple, MD, and Caryn Berkowitz, MD
This award is given to an individual or team in recognition of outstanding quality of care provided to patients. Recipients will have demonstrated excellence in reportable measures of quality, benchmarked patient outcomes, or improvements in internally measured outcomes.
Excellence in Our Workplace Award—Kevin Doerschug, MD
This award is given to a medical director whose leadership and innovation demonstrably improves the “practice life” and satisfaction of providers in the delivery of clinical care.
Best Consulting Provider Award—Dilek Ince, MD
This award is given to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding consulting or specialized services to the inpatient and ambulatory surgery patients of UI Health Care.
Kudos to Dr. Klein. Our son just turned 29 after arriving 14 weeks early. He is a testament to Dr. Klein’s desire to fight the good fight and help every baby. He is well deserving of his award!
The UIHC mounted a great response to the COVID-19 pandemic at levels from leadership down! Drs. Ince and Doerschug have been the vanguards in clinical care against the pandemic.
We are another family blessed by Dr. Klein’s expertise! Our daughter born at 25 weeks and 1 pound 5 ounces, will be turning 27 in a few months. Our family is forever grateful to him and he is absolutely most deserving of this award. Thank you, Dr. Klein!
Congratulations to Dr. Jon Klein for a well deserved recognition for the many babies and families he has cared for in the NICU over the years. Proud to have been a part of some of that time. Best wishes and congratulations to all this year’s recipients!
Congratulations Dr. Jon Klein! You are truly deserving of this award! Also thank you for your research efforts to promote the health of premature infants over the years and your willingness to share your passion for learning with students in your lab! I celebrate your devotion to the education of the next generation of doctors and researchers. It was impactful in my education!
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Caryn Berkowitz. She is one who gives exemplary, compassionate care to our patients with nutritional deficiencies. They are lucky to have her as their provider. We are so proud of her! Cindy, RN
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Nepple! Always amazing. Peaches J. Wytch/8JCP NUC
I am so happy for all of the award winners, although I am especially proud to see Dr. Kevin Doerschug and Dr. Dilek Ince among them, mainly because I was lucky enough to work with them over the years in my role as a psychiatric consultant in the general hospital. I’m retired now and congratulate everyone on this list.
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