Alumni Awards Spotlight: Beverley Haynes Johnson

Beverley Haynes Johnson, BSN ’64

Carrington Award for Community Service

Beverley H. Johnson, FAAN is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) in Bethesda, MD. She has provided technical assistance and consultation for advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care and creating effective partnerships with patients and families to over 300 hospitals, health systems, federal, state, provincial agencies, military treatment facilities, and community organizations. She assists hospitals and ambulatory programs with changing organizational culture, facilitation of visioning retreats, leadership development, and the integration of patient- and family-centered concepts in policies, programs, and practices, as well as in facility design, the education of health care professionals, and research and evaluation.

Bev has authored and co-authored many publications to advance the practice of patient- and family-centered care. She is co-author of Privileged Presence: Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care, recognized as the 2015 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for Public Interest and Creative Works.

Bev serves as a member of the Selection Committee for the American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize, and was a member of the inaugural Advisory Board for the American College of Physicians’ Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She has served on the Board of Trustees for an academic medical center and a school.

Bev is a past recipient of the Lloyd Bentsen Award and the Humanitarian Award from Pediatric Nursing. In 2007, she received The Gravens Award for leadership in promoting optimal environments and developmental care for high-risk infants and their families, and The Changemaker Award by the Board for the Center for Health Care Design. In 2008, the National Perinatal Association presented Bev with the Stanley L. Graven Award. She was a recipient of a Dorland Health 2011 People Award. In 2017, she was recognized by the American College of Physicians with the Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award. In 2018, she was presented with the NACC Outstanding Colleague Award by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and recognized as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.