The Institute for Patient Care

The Institute for Patient Care is an internationally recognized center of excellence consisting of a collaborative of centers and programs driving innovations in patient care, staff education, research and knowledge development and dissemination.

Nursing and Patient Care Services Award Programs

Massachusetts General Hospital has a long history of recognizing employees who consistently exemplify the values that have made MGH a world-class institution committed to excellence in patient and family care. The Department of Patient Care Services (PCS) operationalizes its commitment to these values by celebrating and supporting those employees whose daily practice demonstrates excellence in care and services to patients. Partnering with patients and families we have created a comprehensive award and recognition program that celebrates clinical and support staff in their ability to serve patients and families of the MGH. 

The diversity and number of awards and recognition programs within PCS offers the opportunity for clinical and support staff to be acknowledged for qualities such as advocacy, caring, compassion, leadership, creativity, flexibility, and collaboration. These are qualities that enhance and empower our staff in providing the highest quality patient care. 

Types of Awards and Recognition

Patient Care Services Awards

  • Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction
  • Norman Knight Advanced Practice Nurse Award
  • Marie C Petrilli Oncology Nursing Award
  • Anthony Kirvilaitis Partnership in Caring Award
  • Brian M. McEachern Extraordinary Care Award
  • Janice Plunkett, RN, Excellence in Perioperative Nursing Practice Award
  • Stephanie M. Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
  • Norman Knight Clinical Support Award
  • Jean M. Nardini, RN, Nurse of Distinction Award

    Sample Award Application

Patient Care Service Scholarships

  • Norman Knight Nursing Scholarship
  • Norman Knight Nurse Doctoral Scholarship Program
  • The Charlotte and Gil Minor Nursing and Health Professions Scholarship to Advance Workforce Diversity
  • Pat Olson, RN, Nursing Scholarship
  • The Ray Eugene and Hannah E. Johnson Scholarship
  • Cathy Gouzoule Oncology Scholarship
  • Luella Hamilton Pease Scholarship
  • Lori Ankerud Cardiac Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Beatrice E. Taplin Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Jean Ridgway Tienken Class of 1945 Endowed Clinical Scholarship Fund
  • von Metzsch Scholarship Program
  • Regina G. Adams Advanced Nursing Scholarship
  • Ginger Sutherland Davis, Nursing Scholarship

2024 Application Process
Closes 5/31/24

Scholarship Application Process  2024 Scholarship Application

Patient Care Services Awards Unit Specific Awards

  • Ben Corrao-Clanon Memorial Scholarship
  • Ellen Raphael Paul Cronin Award for Advocacy
  • Molly Catherine Tramontana Award for Outstanding Service and Patient Care Oncology Career Development Award
  • Orren Carrere-Fox Award for NICU Caregivers Patricia McGrail, RN
  • Nurse Mentoring Award Susan M. Silva Award

Other MGH financial Resources

Internal Financial Assistance


The Institute for Patient Care

55 Fruit Street - Austen, 3rd Floor - Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-3111 - Fax: 617-724-3754

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm