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Clinical Awards

The University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards were established in 2011 to honor clinical excellence among members of the UIP.

Nominations are accepted annually from any UI Physician member or participant and evaluated by the UIP Clinical Awards Committee. Names of the top two candidates in each category are then forwarded to the UIP Executive Committee for secret-ballot vote, followed by recommendation to the UIP Board at its June meeting.

Awards in six categories are awarded annually:

Clinical Care Award

The Clinical Care Award is given to an individual or team for implementation of an innovative new program or process that improves service to patients. Past winners

Excellence in Quality Award

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. Past winners

Excellence in our Workplace Award

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. Past winners

Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award

This award is given to an individual or team in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction. Metrics can include Press Ganey Satisfaction Score, most improved score, and/or other patient feedback. Past winners

Best Consulting Provider Award

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. Past winners

Clinician of the Year Award

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. Past winners