John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement Open for Nominations

DAYTON, Ohio & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, an online community dedicated to sharing best
practices in patient and family engagement, opened nominations for the
2016 John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement today.

Established in 2014, the Sherman Award is dedicated to recognizing
innovative work that has resulted in better, safer care and improved
outcomes by engaging patients and families in their care. The award,
which is a partnership between, the National
Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF) Lucian Leape Institute and Standard
Register Healthcare, will be conferred at the NPSF’s 18th
annual Patient Safety Congress in Scottsdale, Ariz. on May 24. The
winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Scottsdale for the

“Increasing attention on engaging patients and their personal support
networks signals a true shift in healthcare,” said Mark O’Leary, chair
of’s advisory board and president of Standard
Register Healthcare. “Each project represents an organization’s
commitment to creating deep and lasting relationships by engaging and
activating patients and families across the continuum of care. We hope
showcasing these outstanding projects and caregivers will inspire more
patient and family-centered practices.”

Named for John Q. Sherman (1882-1939), founder of Standard Register and
philanthropist, the award is given to a program focused on enhancing
patient and family engagement. Programs will be judged on the degree to
which patient and families are involved in project design and
implementation; measurable results; sustainability; and the ability to
replicate the project.

“Patient and family engagement is essential to the delivery of safe and
appropriate health care,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president
and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and president of the
NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. “We are pleased to collaborate with to recognize those who have put successful
practices into place to partner with patients, and this award is a
wonderful way to share what they have learned.”

Nominations will be accepted through March 11. Work must have occurred
between January 1, 2014 and January 31, 2016. The official nomination
form and full details about criteria for the John Q. Sherman Award are
available at

About, an online community dedicated to the
transformation of healthcare through patient engagement, was launched in
June 2013. The community recognizes the important role communication
plays in improving the patient experience, the quality of care and
ultimately creating better outcomes. Through partnerships, members
strive to advance engagement between patients, advocates and providers. is a centralized resource where the community can
find real-time news and relevant content, share best practices and
engage in thoughtful discussion.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world
where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central
voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and
families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance
patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate
strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit
501(c)(3) organization. The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, established in
2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for
the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many
efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage
necessary for system-level change. To learn more about the NPSF’s work,

About Standard Register Healthcare

Standard Register, Inc., a subsidiary of Taylor Corporation, helps
customers advance their reputation and build their brands with
integrated digital and print communications programs delivered through
multiple channels. With more than a century of experience, Standard
Register, Inc. also can draw on the resources and capabilities of Taylor
Corporation’s many companies around the world. Standard Register
Healthcare is a business unit serving more than 1,800 clients across the
continuum of care, including acute, ambulatory, long-term care and
managed care. A recognized leader in managing patient-centric
information and communications, Standard Register Healthcare provides
services and technology-enabled solutions to enhance patient engagement,
the coordination of care and achieve desired outcomes. More information
is available at


Standard Register Healthcare
Arundi Venkayya, 937-221-4482
Patient Safety Foundation

Patricia McTiernan 617-391-9922