Healthcare Ethics Consortium’s Hero in Healthcare Ethics Award

Dr. Richard Sams to receive the Healthcare Ethics Consortium’s Hero in Healthcare Ethics Award

We are very pleased to announce that Richard W “Rick” Sams II, MD, MA is this year’s recipient of the Hero in Healthcare Ethics Award from the Healthcare Ethics Consortium.  Dr. Sams is an Associate Professor in the Medical College of Georgia’s Department of Family Medicine and the Center for Bioethics and Health Policy at Augusta University.  He serves as Chief of the Research Division for the Center for Bioethics and Health Policy; as a co-advisor for the student-driven program, Leadership through Ethics (LTE); and is an active member of the Medical Ethics Committee.  In addition, Dr. Sams leads the development of the Augusta University Graduate Certificate in Bioethics.  For his extensive work in patient-centered compassionate care and his commitment to teaching and research, the Healthcare Ethics Consortium is pleased to honor Dr. Sams.  Dr. Sams will receive the award at the Healthcare Ethics Consortium annual conference March 26/27, 2020.

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium is a community of healthcare professionals and organizations committed to keeping Ethics central to healthcare.  The Consortium seeks to champion compassionate, quality, person-centered healthcare through supporting ethical analysis and decision making, innovative education, policy analysis, and provision of opportunities for rich dialogue across diverse communities.  The Consortium is affiliated with the Emory University Center for Ethics.   The Hero in Healthcare Ethics award recognizes an individual or a group associated with a Healthcare Ethics Consortium partner organization for exemplary achievements in the field of healthcare ethics by fostering a culture of ethics within their healthcare organization and/or communities.