Patient Education Management features staff education article and awards Gold Star

This month we are adding new features to Patient Education Management (PEM). We want to recognize healthcare professionals who go "above and beyond" to dramatically improve patient education through unique and create approaches. From time to time, we will formally recognize their excellence by bestowing a "Gold Star Award," which will be indicated at the top of their story.

In this issue, we have given our first Gold Star to Matthew Ballo, MD, professor of radiation oncology at MD Anderson Regional Care Center in the Bay Area, Nassau Bay, TX, for the "Road to Wellness" program. If you have a suggestion for a "Gold Star Award" recipient or a good staff education program to share, please send the information to Susan Cort Johnson, editor, at

Also newly added this month is a feature on staff education pertaining to the field of patient education.