Chapter Awards

New York Chapter Wins 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award

The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The New York Chapter received a 2013 John Tooker Evergreen Award in the Community Service/Volunteerism category for the following program:

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
The New York Chapter, working with its leaders and members, coordinated several distinct resources for physician members to connect, cope with and emerge from the challenges of the most devastating natural disaster in New York’s history, Hurricane Sandy. Professionalism, humanitarian efforts, collegiality and a true sense of community were demonstrated by and for the members of the New York Chapter.

Building Leadership and Strengthening Community
The New York Chapter also received a Special Recognition Award for the Chapter's a leadership conference held every 18 months, which brings together current leaders with invited potential new and upcoming leaders.

New York Chapter Recognized as an Evergreen-All Star
In 1993, the Evergreen Awards Program was started as a way to recognize outstanding chapter efforts and innovation. As a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program, the Chapters Subcommittee and staff looked for a way to recognize chapters who have demonstrated a long-term engagement with the program. The criteria included that a chapter must have submitted at least 5 nominations, had at least 2 winners, and had a nominated program running for at least 3 years. The New York Chapter has contributed to the growth of all chapters through their commitment to sharing successful best practices through the Evergreen program and has been recognized as an Evergreen All-Star for their achievements.

2012 Chapter Excellence Awardee

The New York Chapter has been awarded the 2012 Chapter Excellence Award from ACP! The award recognizes chapters which successfully meet the standards for managing a chapter. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet all basic criteria and seven optional criteria. Criteria include such activities as formulating an effective Governor’s Council and committees, communicating frequently with membership, providing educational opportunities, recruiting and advancing members and celebrating membership through local awards. The Chapter would like to extend a special thank you to the membership! For your hard work and dedication, we received this award.


NYACP Wins 2 Evergreen Awards
At Internal Medicine 2011, ACP presented John Tooker Evergreen Awards to five chapters. The Tooker Evergreen Program provides recognition and visibility to those chapters that have successfully implemented programs that increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter.

The New York Chapter was recognized for its advocacy efforts and education activities.

Primary Challenge: How New York Can Save Billions by Investing in Primary Care Cost Report

In collaboration with five other state-based health care organizations, the New York Chapter produced a comprehensive report  to be used as a case report to convince state policy leaders to increase investment in primary care.

The Coalition was able to identify national and statewide research that gives extensive information on expenditures, discusses the impact of chronic disease, avoidable hospitalization and emergency department use, primary care and the patient centered medical home.

The report finds that New York could save approximately $10 billion annually by reducing hospitalizations to the national average and by reducing non-emergency ER usage. However, the Coalition advocates that these savings are not possible without the direct investment in primary care capacity across the State.

The report was distributed to legislators and key health leaders and was reported on in daily newsletters.

Meaningful Use Statewide Educational Summits
Working with designated Regional Extension Centers, the New York Chapter created a program to educate the state’s physicians, other providers and office staff on electronic health records. The Chapter collaborated to develop a regional summit format and a meaningful curriculum while also facilitating physician feedback and post-activity evaluations.

According to the post activity evaluation summaries, the 1,079 participants were successfully educated on the developing regulations around Meaningful Use and the related incentives across all of the summits. Additional feedback on barriers and topics for future sessions was collected.

The summit series provided an opportunity for the Chapter to work closely with key stakeholders within New York and the Health Information Technology community. Physician members and their staff were educated on this timely issue and were given an opportunity to network with colleagues facing tremendous transition.

2011 Winners of the John Tooker Evegreen Awards 


Last Updated: 05.10.13

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