Mount Nittany Health is pleased to share that Patricia Fogelman, DNP, Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine, received the 2023 Doctorate of Nursing Practice award from the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania (NAP). Fogelman was honored at a special awards gala on October 27, 2023, in Harrisburg, Pa.
“Thank you to the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania for this distinctive honor,” said Fogelman. “Since moving to Pennsylvania 15 years ago, I have admired this award as the hallmark of nursing excellence, and my heart is grateful.”
Established in 1989, the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a statewide, non-profit organization, focused on recognizing exemplary nursing practice, and granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in nursing at all levels. This year there were hundreds of award nominations from health systems across the Commonwealth.
“Patty’s dedication and passion are admirable,” said Dawn Tice, Chief Operating Officer, Mount Nittany Health Physician Group. “Whether she is working with patients, providing educational opportunities for her fellow providers and the general public, or volunteering in the local community, Patty always goes above and beyond.
According to NAP, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Award recognizes individuals who exhibit healthcare improvements and contributions via practice and clinical scholarship; demonstrate noteworthy involvement or influence in healthcare policy and advocacy; contribute to inter-professional collaboration and improve patient and/or population health; and significantly contribute to the advancement of nursing practice.
Fogelman is a trailblazer in the field of palliative medicine and has dedicated her career to advocating for whole-person care and empowering patients and their families through education. Fogelman is also a respected figure on a national level. Her expertise and dedication have earned her positions on the national faculty of prestigious organizations such as the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the End of Life Nurse Education Consortium (ELNEC), and Four Seasons Palliative Consulting. Furthermore, Fogelman is an active faculty member at Columbia University, where she contributes to teaching in the postgraduate program in Palliative Care.
According to Fogelman, “My love for nursing came from my Mom, Susie, an operating room nurse of more than 40 years. She emigrated from India to attend nursing school, and built a life with meaning and purpose. Following her lead, my brother and I both went into medicine. Mom’s guiding principle to us was: no matter where you go, always make sure you do the most good.”
Fogelman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development from SUNY Geneseo, a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from Pace University, and a doctoral degree from Columbia University.