Clinical Excellence Awards

2023 Clinician Excellence Awards

PVA Healthcare Summit + Expo
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Resort in Orlando, Florida
August 14 – August 17, 2023

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Clinical Excellence Awards recognize and honor peer-nominated care providers who demonstrate clinical excellence amongst their professional peers and embody quality values in the care of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury or Disease (SCI/D), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Award winners will receive an all-expenses-paid conference package (registration, hotel and travel expense) to attend the 2023 PVA Healthcare Summit + Expo, at the Renaissance Sea World Orlando Resort, where they will be formally presented with their award.

There are many excellent care providers in the SCI/D System of Care… WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE BEST!

Who Can Be Nominated?

Healthcare professionals working in the fields of SCI/D, MS or ALS, including:

Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
Social Workers & Psychologists
Inpatient/Outpatient/Specialty Nursing Staff
Nurse Managers, Assistant Managers & Nurse Educators
Therapists: PT, OT, RT, KT

Criteria for Nomination

  • The Nominee has demonstrated leadership, expertise, collaboration and success in measurably advancing care delivery and promoting change for individuals with SCI/D, ALS, MS, through clinical practice or scientific achievement.

  • The Nominee has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement by contributing above and beyond in providing evidence-based practice education to other SCI/D, ALS, or MS professionals, the community and/or individuals with SCI/D, ALS, or MS.

  • The Nominee has measurably improved quality patient outcomes and patient safety as a result of his/her practice in direct or indirect patient care of individuals with SCI/D, ALS, or MS.

  • The Nominee's accomplishments have enacted national change to improve care delivery to individuals with SCI/D, ALS, or MS.

  • The Nominee is recognized as a role model for their exceptional care delivery to patients and their families, delivery of unique wellness initiatives, professional achievement, and dedicated advocacy to improve the lives of veterans and others living with SCI/D, ALS, and MS and their support systems.

Nomination Instructions

Please carefully follow all instructions or your nomination may not be accepted.

Submit your written nomination by June 4th, 2023

  • Previous nominations are welcomed for re-submission.
  • List the Nominee’s name, credentials, title, facility, telephone number, and email address.
  • List the Nominator’s name, credentials, title, facility, telephone number, and email address.
  • Write a narrative of 800 words or less describing the individual’s accomplishments and reason for your nomination, using the criteria above.
  • Additional letters of 800 words or less supporting your nomination are welcome.

Selection and Questions

All nominations received by June 4th will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary healthcare selection committee. Award winners and their nominators will be notified by June 30, 2023. All questions concerning the awards should be sent to

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Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record in helping to change lives and build brighter futures for all people who live with SCI and related diseases, such as MS. We look forward to partnering with you to hurry history in this vitally important area of medicine and health care.

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For general information about the Healthcare Summit + Expo, including registration, please contact us at:

  • 1-800-424-8200
  • 801 Eighteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-3517