December 4, 2019

Congratulations, Dr. Van De Ven!

Dr. Van De Ven finalist for Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Award

You are warmly invited to the 2019 Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 11 from 2-3pm in Ford Auditorium. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the HOPE Awards – beginning at 1:15pm, you are welcome to stop by Ford Auditorium to enjoy light refreshments and celebration. A calendar invitation is attached for your convenience.

Join us for the annual ceremony honoring the finalists and winners of the Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards, celebrating the ongoing and innovative practices and initiatives that are improving the patient and family experience at Michigan Medicine. These awards were established to formally recognize the ongoing patient and family centered care practices and initiatives that are happening each day within Michigan Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Finalists for the Evan Newport HOPE Award, including our very own, Dr. Van De Ven!

Individual Finalists, Adult Services

  • Susan M. Blaisdell, Administrative Specialist, Department of Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
  • Dan Cronin, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Julia Huang, BSN, RN, CCTC, Transplant Center
  • Sarah Merita Judson, Administrative Specialist, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Nicole Pratt, LLMSW, Social Worker/Eviction Prevention Coordinator, Community Health Services - Housing Bureau for Seniors

Individual Finalists, Children's, Women's, and Psychiatry Services

  • Nicholas Campbell, Unit Custodian, C&W Environmental Services
  • Austin Michalski, RDN, CNSC, Registered Dietitian, Brandon NICU
  • Jeffrey L. Myers, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, Department of Pathology
  • Laurie B. Purcell, Health Center Manager, Briarwood Family Medicine
  • Cosmas Van De Ven, MD, Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Team Finalists, Adult Services

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Orientation Team - Cardiovascular Medicine at Domino's Farms
  • Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3) Team - Division of Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
  • Gender Affirming Healthcare Improvement Team
  • Michigan Medicine Security Services Team

Team Finalists, Children's, Women's, and Psychiatry Services

  • Cystic Fibrosis Center Pediatric Program - Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention (NAPPI) Implementation Team
  • Preparing Children for Surgery Team - C.S. Mott PACU
  • Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) Vision Program Team - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools