Kenneth Pituch, M.D., receives Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award

December 19, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Kenneth Pituch, M.D., director of the pediatric palliative care program at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is a 2023 recipient of the Courageous Parents Network Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award.

This award annually honors a pediatric clinician or clinicians who provide exceptional family-centered care in circumstances of serious childhood illness. The award recipients must further demonstrate qualities of compassion, empathy, and the ability to accompany families during difficult phases of the illness journey. The recipient must also demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with other pediatric specialists.

Pituch’s nominators described his advocacy for a holistic view of his patient as specialists presented their findings and recommendations. The family reflected on the courage he displayed in his willingness to answer difficult questions “compassionately and without flinching.” The family also stressed the warm and supportive relationship they built together with Pituch which endures beyond the life of their child.

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