The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are pleased to announce three recipients of the 2020 DeWitt (Bud) C. Baldwin Jr. Award: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio; Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital of Chicago; and Utah Healthcare Institute – St. Mark’s Family Medicine of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Representatives from these three Sponsoring Institutions of residency/fellowship programs were presented the award on Feb. 28 during the 2020 ACGME Annual Educational Conference: Meaning in Medicine: Compassion and Connection in San Diego, California.
This special joint award, now in its fifth year, was created to recognize institutions with accredited residency/fellowship programs that are exemplary in fostering a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care. Such a humanistic environment benefits the personal and professional development of resident and fellow physicians, as well as their patients. Each winning institution was visited by a team of ACGME and Gold representatives as part of a competitive screening process.
Dr. Richard I. Levin, President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, gave brief remarks during the awards ceremony.
“This truly is the best of the best,” Dr. Levin said. “These three institutions serve as exemplars of compassionate, collaborative learning environments, where humanism is embedded deeply in the GME programs, and in the institutions. Resident and fellow physicians from these institutions spread a culture of humanism in their care of future patients, wherever they go.”
Each winning institution will be profiled on the Gold Foundation website in the coming months in order to share best practices and insights with other residency/fellowship programs.
The ACGME is a not-for-profit organization that sets standards for U.S. graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with these standards. The Gold Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that infuses humanism into healthcare, in part by recognizing and reinforcing optimal care and culture.
Previous Bud Baldwin winners include Henry Ford Hospital of Detroit, Michigan; University of Massachusetts Medical School of Worcester, Massachusetts; Middlesex Health of Middletown, Connecticut; Excela Latrobe Hospital of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana; the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; VA Caribbean Healthcare System of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Montana Family Medicine of Billings, Montana; Vanderbilt University Medical Center of Nashville, Tennessee; and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System of Richmond, Virginia.
The Gold Foundation is honored to join the ACGME in extending its gratitude and congratulations to these exemplary institution.