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Drs. Elana Shpall and Stephanie Rogers Receive 2017 Institute for Incentives in Healthcare Award

The Institute for Incentives in Healthcare Award was created through a gift from Dr. Knight Steele in 2007 to recognize "an exceptional contribution either by 'making things work' for a patient, or by scholarship to change the system by recognizing the incentives that make it work or those that make it fail." This year, Drs. Elana Shpall and Stephanie Rogers won this award. Dr. Shpall's nomination letter spoke of the impact Dr. Shpall had in the lives of several patients and doctors in the low resource setting of Chiapas, Mexico. One example was how Dr. Shpall helped a patient with dementia who frequently was getting lost and made him a “home-made safe-return bracelet.” Dr. Rogers’ nomination letter spoke of Dr. Rogers’ tireless efforts in bringing together more than 50 stakeholders to write our Age-Friendly Health System proposal which was recently funded to expand UCSF inpatient and home-based geriatric programs. She also has successfully established a geriatric-hub in the UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospital as home to the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit pilot program and Geriatric-Orthopedic Hip Fracture Co-Management Service. We congratulate Drs. Shpall and Rogers for making things work to improve the care of older patients!