The Ron Yount Compassionate Care Award honors front-line health care workers who have consistently demonstrated kind and genuine care through bedside conversations, honest communication, and shared decision making. These staff have provided hope and a feeling of peace and safety to patients and their families during times of need.
The award was created in memory of Ron Yount, described as a kind, quiet, and humble man. His family wanted to recognize the UPMC Shadyside health care team who provided compassionate care beyond the call of duty during Mr. Yount’s final days in 2015.
The nomination window is now closed. Nominations will be accepted again in 2019.