Recognizing Teaching Happening Every Day in Every Department
Each year Baystate employees have the opportunity to honor co-workers who they feel shine as teachers—even if they don't have "educator" in their job title—by nominating them for teaching awards sponsored by BERST Academy.
2020 BERST Teaching Awards
This year the BERST Award Committee is recognizing 14 employees in three award categories.
Michelle Whitney MSN, RN, CPN, CPAN
The Impact Award honors a single BERST Academy member who applied skills developed in BERST to create change or improve practice.
The honoree may have solved a problem, improved quality, improved practice, motivated colleagues, or created a project, program, workshop, or experience that benefited Baystate employees, learners, and/or patients. Efforts may have been within or outside of Baystate.
Award for Outstanding Growth in Education Scholarship
Stanlies D'Souza MD, FRCA, FCARCSI
Daniel Engelman, MD
Angela T. Sweeney, MEd, MA
The Outstanding Growth in Education Scholarship Award recognizes employees (any Baystate Health employee is eligible) who improved as scholars by increasing the number or quality of work submitted for a peer reviewed outlet in the past year.
Recipients have contributed to health professions education through the attempt at dissemination of teaching, research, mentoring, and/or other scholarship, such as innovative approaches to practice. The recipients demonstrate the scholarly approach to their lectures, seminars or workshops, and/or record of promoting their education scholarship on a regional or national level.
Outstanding Teaching Award
Margaret Beturne, RN
Megan Carr, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
David Desilets, MD
Diane Dietzen, MD
Sharon Glazer, MPH
Harry Hoar III, MD
Vandita Johari, MD
Bob Oldenburg, MSW
Tonja Santos, CNM
The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes employees (any Baystate Health employee is eligible) who actively and consistently foster learning around them.
Awardees encourage growth, create a safe space for mistakes, and demonstrate interest in the development of those around them.
Award recipients are normally honored at a ceremony where they receive individual recognition, a pin and certificate. The ceremony was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About BERST Acacdemy
BERST Teaching Academy is open to all Baystate Health employees. Members may not have education in their job descriptions or see themselves as "teachers," but are interested in actively fostering learning.
Current members include attendings, VPs, nurses, spiritual leaders, researchers, QI specialists, and others from 20 different health professions.
BERST Academy is part of the Healthcare Education Office.