Saha Award for Patient-Centered Care 2017

Saha Award winners for 2017 with Bo Cofield, Dr. Sibu Saha and Dr. Michael Karpf

The Saha Foundation announced the following recipients of the 2017 Saha Award for Patient-Centered Care at a ceremony in June: Clinical Nurse: Elizabeth Ober, Clinical Support: Greg Scott; Assistant Professor: Greg Yost; Ambulatory: Beth Coy. Featured with them are Bo Cofield, Dr. Sibu Saha, and Dr. Michael Karpf.

Clinical Nurse: Elizabeth Ober

Elizabeth Ober, RN, with Bo Cofield and Dr. Sibu Saha

Elizabeth Ober, RN, CEN, TCRN, emergency department (clinical nurse category), is described by her manager as an exceptional person, teammate and employee. Her hard work and commitment have been a positive influence on the rest of the team. Ober was honored with the Saha Award specifically for her compassionate care of a teenager who was in the emergency department after enduring a traumatic event.

Clinical Support: Greg Scott

Greg Scott with Bo Cofield and Dr. Sibu Saha

Greg Scott, RN, BSN, CRNI, a vascular access nurse (clinical support category), is a leader and a team player who mentors others and participates in various process improvement projects and committees. He develops a relationship with each of his patients. He received a Saha Award for brightening the birthday of one young patient who was forced to spend her special day in the hospital.

Assistant Professor: Greg Yost

Chris Yost with Bo Cofield and Dr. Sibu Saha

Chris Yost, MD (assistant professor category), is medical director of ambulatory quality and physician lead of general internal medicine patient-centered medical home. He was recognized at the Saha Award ceremony for his work in helping a patient improve his health enough to be considered for a needed transplant.

Ambulatory: Beth Coy

Beth Coy with Bo Cofield and Dr. Sibu Saha

Beth Coy, APRN, MSN, neurology (ambulatory category), provides compassionate care to every patient, looking beyond the diagnosis to see and treat the person. She takes time to get to know her patients, offering trust and empathy. Coy received a Saha Award for spending extra time with a patient to provide hope and education regarding medications that made the difference in fighting an illness.