Each year, ISMP presents awards to individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to medication safety through innovative and creative projects, programs, educational efforts, standard setting, and/or research. Winners are recognized for their positive examples and/or teamwork through their implementation of medication safety strategies.
Some of the many past winners have included representatives from hospitals and health systems, professional associations, retail pharmacies, and federal agencies as well as individual advocates.
Nomination and Selection Process
Nominations for ISMP Cheers Awards are accepted from June through August. Medication safety leaders from all healthcare disciplines and all practice areas, including acute, long-term, home care, and community settings, are eligible to submit a nomination and to receive an ISMP Cheers Award.