2015 Patricia K. Sodomka Leadership Award for Patient-and Family-Centered Care
Throughout her career as a physical therapy clinician, a hospital administrator, and a health care executive, Pat Sodomka was a patient advocate and a gracious and visionary leader. She was a national and international leader in Patient and Family-Centered Care (PFCC). In the mid-1980’s she embarked on a pioneering PFCC journey that transformed the culture and practice of health care and quality, and impacted health profession’s education and PFCC research. Pat viewed patient/family partnerships in care, teaching, and learning as the essence of PFCC and as a powerful tool to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
The Patricia K. Sodomka Leadership Award to honor Pat’s phenomenal leadership and legacy has been established.
- Member of Georgia Regents Medical Center leadership at the level of manager or higher.
- Motivates and inspires others to further the culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care.
- Demonstrates ability to lead by creating or developing programs, projects or activities that impact the enterprise through Patient and Family-Centered Care practices .
- Develops creative ways to accomplish goals and objectives, shares ideas with their team, and empowers others to strengthen and enrich Patient and Family-Centered Care culture.
- Is recognized by others for dedication to achieving the results that continue the Patient and Family-Centered Care journey.
- Recognized by others for a commitment to the success of Patient and Family-Centered Care .
- Demonstrates the ability to listen and communicate effectively.
- Displays high levels of optimism and confidence.
- Is passionate in what they do.
- Has high levels of patience and dedication.
Nomination Form (PDF)