Center for Advanced Practice | Awards

The Frontier Advanced Practice Provider Award

Established in 2019, this award recognizes any APP of The Christ Hospital Health Network who is a visible, proactive champion of the team and patient experience with patients and/or colleagues. 

Any physician or APP of The Christ Hospital Health Network may nominate a candidate for the award if the APP fulfills the following criteria:

The Larry Otto Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award

The Larry Otto Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award recognizes employees, APPs and physicians at The Christ Hospital Health Network who exemplify patient- and family-centered care (PFCC). The award is named in memory of Larry Otto, a founding member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council who was passionate about including family throughout the healthcare experience.

Anyone may submit a nomination, including patients, their families, employees, APPs and physicians. A selection committee of five non-employee members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council will review all nominations and select the winners.

Three awards are presented during Hospital Week in May: one to a nurse, one to a licensed practitioner or physician, and one to a non-nurse employee. 


  • Must be an employee, APP or physician with The Christ Hospital Health Network for a minimum of 90 days

  • Must consistently provide high-quality patient care

  • Must consistently demonstrate the core concepts of PFCC:

    • Show dignity and respect by listening to and honoring patient and family perspectives and choices

    • Share information with patients and families in a manner that is affirming and understandable

    • Consistently encourage participation of patients and families while providing care and while making decisions regarding their care

    • Demonstrate collaboration in working with patients and families as well as co-workers

The LifeSaver Award

The LifeSaver of the Month program recognizes employees who demonstrate Target Zero "Safety Above All" by making it a priority to deliver high-quality patient care in a safe environment.

Any employee, volunteer, student, APP, physician, patient or family member may submit a nomination form for the LifeSaver of the Month.


  • In good standing with no corrective action, written warning or higher 

  • Positive attitude towards job responsibilities 

  • Is a team player 

  • Is a role model for others

To nominate a qualified candidate, please download a LifeSaver Award form