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Dr. Michael Dawson Awarded the Caring Kind Award


Thursday, November 11, 2021

​​​​​Michael Dawson, M.D., a pediatrician at Boys Town National Research Hospital, was the recipient of the 2021 Caring Kind Award.

Dr. Dawson is a well-regarded clinician, but his peers will tell you that it's not just his diagnostic ability that earned him this accolade – it's his down-to-earth demeanor and the way he touches the lives of those around him.

When it was time to submit nominations for the Caring Kind Award, stories for Dr. Dawson's nomination poured in. There were accounts of how he'll sit on the floor to meet his pediatric patients where they're comfortable, praises for his focus on making sure the parents of patients have the self-care and well-being resources they need too, grateful recounts of how he's always the first to spearhead a fundraiser for a friend in need or recognize a co-worker's achievements.

“Amazing, humble, above and beyond – these are just a few of the phrases used to describe Dr. Dawson's compassionate and family-centered care," said Jason Bruce, M.D., Executive Vice President of Healthcare and Director of Boys Town National Research Hospital and Clinics. “He makes everyone he interacts with feel as though they are the only person in the world that matters. He's truly one-of-a-kind, and it is a joy to see him recognized for his service to our patients and their families!"

Since 1971, the Nebraska Hospital Association has presented the Caring Kind Award to Nebraska's most caring and dedicated health care employees. The recipients of this prestigious award go above and beyond to demonstrate compassion for patients and dedication to service excellence in their job responsibilities. They ensure that care is safe, quality-driven, and cost-effective for consumers as well as the organizations they represent.

Congratulations to Dr. Dawson on receiving this prestigious award! He is truly one of a kind and Boys Town is very thankful for his contributions in changing the way America cares for children and families!​