Awards and Recognition

Annually, the Office of Patient Experience recognizes faculty, staff, patients and families who go above and beyond in improving the patient experience through the Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards and the Celeste Castillo Lee Peer Mentoring Award. 

Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards

The Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards were established to formally recognize the ongoing patient and family centered care practices and initiatives that are happening each day within Michigan Medicine. Read more about Evan Newport and the founding of the HOPE Awards. The winners will be announced at the annual Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Award Ceremony in December 2020. If you have questions, please email patient-experience@med.umich.edu(link sends e-mail).

2017 HOPE Team Award winners, the Electroconvulsive Therapy Team in the Psychiatry department.

The Evan Newport HOPE Award honors staff, faculty, students or teams who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to the philosophy of patient and family centered care. The HOPE Award winners are selected annually by the Office of Patient Experience program committees and Michigan Medicine leadership.

The Evan Newport JOY Award honors volunteer patient and family advisors who have gone above and beyond to promote and advance patient and family centered care principles throughout Michigan Medicine. 

Celeste Castillo Lee Peer Mentoring Award

To honor Celeste’s contributions and career, the Celeste Castillo Lee Peer Mentoring Award will be awarded annually to a volunteer peer mentor at Michigan Medicine. The Office of Patient Experience has also established a fund in her name to further develop the peer mentoring program and other OPE initiatives.

To read more about Celeste Castillo Lee, click here.