ENA Receives 2022 MPL Association Humanitarian Award of Excellence

May 12, 2022 Awards Emergency Nurses Association MPL Association

Association recognized on behalf of emergency nurses’ efforts during pandemic   

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 12, 2022) – In recognition of emergency nurses’ extraordinary work and sacrifice throughout the U.S. and the world during the past two years, the Emergency Nurses Association on Thursday received the Medical Professional Liability Association 2022 Humanitarian Award of Excellence.

This award is presented to individuals or organizations that have undertaken outstanding efforts to meet the needs of affected people during times of crisis or to affect long-term change to improve the human condition.

“The Association is pleased to honor emergency nurses and their significant humanitarian work,” MPL Association President and CEO Brian Atchinson stated. “They are inspiring and vital members of the health care team.”

One of the premier professional nursing associations, ENA is dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing. The organization’s mission is to advance excellence in emergency nursing.

“ENA is honored to receive the MPL Association’s Award of Excellence in Humanitarian Service,” said ENA President Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC. “This award is dedicated to the countless emergency nurses—amazing people, amazing professionals—who never bowed to this pandemic and remain driven by their passionate commitment to patient care. Let this award recognize their sacrifices, resiliency and countless contributions on health care’s front line."

“Emergency nurses consistently demonstrate an incredible commitment to their patients,” said Dr. James Q. Swift, chair of the MPL Association Board of Directors and director and chair of OMSNIC. “This award honors them for their selfless service every day but particularly during the pandemic.”



About the MPL Association

The MPL Association is the leading international association representing medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities with a commitment to the quality delivery of healthcare. MPL Association members insure nearly two million health care professionals around the world—doctors, dentists, nurses and nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and other healthcare providers—including more than two-thirds of America’s private practicing physicians. MPL Association members also insure 2,500 hospitals and 8,000 medical facilities globally.


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The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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Dan Campana

Director of Communications