This afternoon, after waking up from a nap (what can I say, I get tired easily), I checked my email and learned that my blog post for the Clara Health writing contest won first place! I thought my entry was strong, but I never entertained the thought that I’d place, let alone win.
As someone who rarely wins anything, outside of the occasional fantasy baseball league, winning this contest is a huge accomplishment for me. The cash prize certainly is nice, but even more important, the contest did a great job of highlighting and featuring an underutilized asset in the healthcare space – the patient experience. The contest was a great way to compile these experiences and showcase them to a larger, non-patient audience.
Here is a link with all the entries to the contest. It is well worth the read, and shows that there are a lot of talented patient writers out there whose voices deserve to be heard!
6 thoughts on “First Place!”
Fantastic news. Congratulations, Chris!
Woohoo – I am so not surprised at your win Chris. Keep up the great writing and the exploration of help, cures and mentoring/supporting others – congratulations 🙂
Congratulations Chris! I am looking forward to reading your post!
You can read it here: https://sidewalksandstairwells.com/2018/06/06/invaluable/
Thank you so much! I really enjoyed it! You are very inspiring!