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ASPHP SPHM Advocacy Award

ASPHP  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. Nominees can be from any profession; working to achieve universal safety for all. Nomination opens in November.

Download Nomination Form here.

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

ASPHP Live Webinar

What about Benchmarking your SPHM program? Why metrics are important.

Presented Live: March 10th, 2021

One hour interactive seminar to discuss benchmarking practices for SPHM programs. SPHM success can be measured in many different ways. Why measure the SPHM program? What are the metrics that your facility is desiring to change? What would be the methods of documentation for those metrics?


  • Discuss benchmarking and how it applies to SPHM programs.
  • Identify how the audit process enhances the progress of the SPHM program.
  • List examples of outcome measures (benchmarks) excluding worker’s comp metrics.
  • Identify websites for SPHM benchmarking resources


Esther Murray, RN, MSN, COHNs, CSPHP

Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer Report

The fourth edition of Aon’s biennial Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer report, which explores trends in frequency, severity and overall loss rates related to workers’ compensation in the health care industry.

This study is designed with health care risk managers in mind, to enable them to measure, maintain and reduce their workers compensation exposure, “measure” themselves against their peers, “maintain” standards of practice and safety levels, and “reduce” their overall cost of risk. Because of the unique demographic of hospitals, a benchmark that enables risk managers to compare to their health care peers is valuable for controlling the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events.

Download the 2018 Health Care Workers’ Compensation Barometer Report-Executive Summary (PDF)