Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award


2013 WA-ACEP Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award winners Tim Layton, JD (left) and Susie Tracy (right) pictured with Dr. Stephen Anderson, WA-ACEP Past President.

2013 WA-ACEP Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award winners Tim Layton, JD (left) and Susie Tracy (right) pictured with Dr. Stephen Anderson, WA-ACEP Past President.

Purpose

To recognize physicians, nurses, legislators, other organizations, or individuals who have gone above and beyond the norm to protect the safety net of emergency medicine, improve the quality of patient care delivery, and work to support the efforts of WA ACEP.

Award Date

At the Summit to the Sound.

Frequency

Annually if an appropriate recipient exists. Can be multiple awards depending upon the applications submitted.

Criteria

The Legislative Affairs Committee shall review nominations submitted by membership, board members, or staff for recognition. A vote of the committee shall be done to recommend the award to the board of directors. The board of directors shall have final approval or denial authority.

Andi Foley, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, CEN, President of the WA-Emergency Nurses Association, accepted the 2017 Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award on behalf of her chapter. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond the norm to protect the safety net of emergency medicine, improve the quality of patient care delivery, and work to support the efforts of WA-ACEP.

WA-ACEP values the WA-ENA’s partnership as we explore solutions to emergency care delivery. In these times of ever growing challenges of boarding and crowding, dangerous understaffing, and sicker patients, their dedication and support to the emergency care safety net is making the difference.

Past Recipients

2015: Carol Ostrom, The Seattle Times; and Sean Robinson, Tacoma News Tribune
2013: Tim Layton, JD, MPA and Susie Tracy
2012: The Honorable Eileen Cody; Stephen Anderson, MD; and Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD