Cultural Competence in Medicine Award; Graduate Medical Education Reducing Health Care Disparities Award

2015 Cultural Competence in Medicine Award: Dr. Matilde Castiel

2015 Cultural Competence in Medicine Award: Dr. Wynne Morgan

Dr. Eric Dickson, President & CEO (center back) awarded the inaugural UMMHC Cultural Competence in Medicine Award to Dr. Matilde Castiel (r) and Hospital President Patrick Muldoon (l) awarded the inaugural Reducing Health Disparities Award  to Dr. Wynne Morgan (center). Dr. Deborah Demarco, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (center left) Dr. Deborah Plummer Vice Chancellor, Diversity & Inclusion (center left back) and Dr. Terence Flotte (right) also pictured.

UMass Memorial Medical Center UMass Medical Group Cultural Competence in Medicine Award

The Cultural Competence in Medicine Award is bestowed annually upon an individual or group that best exemplifies the values described in UMass Memorials Diversity Statement:'
Diversity and Inclusion at UMass Memorial are essential elements of our mission and values. Recognizing the multiculturalism of our patient community and workforce, we believe that integrating diversity into all that we do makes a difference in the quality of care we provide and the positive and productive work environment we create.

Nomination Eligibility Criteria:

  • All employees affiliated with UMMMC for two or more years are eligible.
  • Nominations require one or more of the following:
    • Demonstrated a significant commitment and contribution to enhancing diversity and increasing cultural competence exceeding their job responsibilities
    • Created or established models of cultural competence to enhance clinical practice and patient outcomes
    • Created new and progressive best practices that improve health and reduce health disparities for underserved populations
    • Supported, promoted and developed an inclusive work environment for career development of underrepresented groups
    • Exhibited visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve health disparities or to create an inclusive, engaged workforce
    • Provided exemplary culturally and linguistically competent patient care  Embraced the principles of equal access and non-discriminatory practices in service delivery through the incorporation of cultural knowledge into policy making, infrastructure and practice  Designed and implemented services that are tailored or matched to the unique needs of individuals, children, families, organizations and communities served  Extended the concept of empowerment to the community and provided knowledge back to UMMMC in a manner that improved quality and patient care

The Graduate Medical Education Reducing Health Care Disparities Award is bestowed annually upon an individual or group that best exemplifies the values described in UMMHC Diversity Statement: 

Diversity and Inclusion at UMass Memorial are essential elements of our mission and values. Recognizing the multiculturalism of our patient community and workforce, we believe that integrating diversity into all that we do makes a difference in the quality of care we provide and the positive and productive work environment we create. 

Nomination Eligibility Criteria

  • All residents enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program are eligible.
  • Nominations require one or more of the following:
    • Created or established models of cultural competence to enhance clinical practice and patient outcomes
    • Created new and progressive best practices that improve health and reduce health disparities for underserved populations
    • Exhibited visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve health disparities or to create an inclusive, engaged workforce
    • Provided exemplary culturally and linguistically competent patient care
    • Embraced the principles of equal access and non-discriminatory practices in service delivery through the incorporation of cultural knowledge into policy making, infrastructure and practice
    • Designed and participated in a community service project that addressed both community needs and resident learning objectives
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