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Nomination Criteria for Eugene S. Wiener Award

Eugene S. Wiener, MD, Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric Health Care

Recipient must demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • An extraordinarily deep commitment to patients and families – beyond the normal call of duty
  • A constant striving for excellence to achieve better outcomes in the care of sick and injured children 
  • A passionate child advocate – particularly around patient safety innovation 
  • A visionary leader
  • A healthcare professional who utilizes cross-disciplinary teams to improve pediatric care
  • A motivator who inspires excellence in others by way of their actions as well as their words
  • A healthcare professional whose standard of excellence and/or work has caused others to make official note or recommend accolade

In addition:

  • Priority will be given to a current or past healthcare professional at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC unless another “higher qualified” candidate from another healthcare institution exists. 
  • If no suitable candidates are identified, committee may suspend the award for that particular year.

Submit nominations to Amy Gelzheiser at

Last Update
May 30, 2012
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Last Update
May 30, 2012