SPHM Awards

ASPHP SPHM Awards

At its annual National SPHM Education Event, Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals will award five safe patient-handling and mobility awards, one each in the categories below.  For the 2023 awards, nomination forms and supporting data are due Jan. 6. Begin collecting your nomination information early. Nominations will be blind reviewed by a panel of ASPHP member/judges. All judges have signed non-disclosure agreements. Winners will be notified in February prior to the event.

For information, email info@asphp.org.

SPHM Advocacy Award: The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated efforts and/or results to promote universal safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM). Someone who has made a meaningful impact in a short time through dedicated service and results, or one who has striven diligently for years to make a difference. 

Advocacy Award Nomination Form

SPHM Facilitator Award: The recognition an individual who has demonstrated efforts or results to promote SPHM within their facility or system. Someone who has made a meaningful impact through dedicated service and leadership and achieved measurably improved outcomes.

Facilitator Award Nomination Form

SPHM Warrior Award: The recognition of a frontline caregiver’s special skills, dedication and commitment to SPHM in the delivery of outstanding direct patient care and leadership.

Warrior Award Nomination Form

SPHM Socrates Award: The recognition of an individual who has successfully infused SPHM principles, techniques, and use of equipment into community college or university curriculum.

Socrates Award Nomination Form

SPHM Executive Award: The recognition an individual who has demonstrated executive-focused efforts or results to promote SPHM within their facility or system. Someone who has made a meaningful impact through dedicated service and leadership and achieved measurably improved outcomes.

Executive Award Nomination Form

SPHM Advocacy Award Recipients:
2022 – Kelsey McCoskey
2021 – Susan Gallagher
2020 – Margaret Arnold and Patti Wawzyniecki
2019 – Kent Wilson
2018 – Susan Salsbury
2017 – Rob Williamson and Lynda Enos
2016 – Dave Davis
2015 – Colin Brigham