McLean Hospital’s Sophia L. Maurasse, MD, has been honored as the recipient of the 2019 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting compassion at the heart of health care.
The prestigious NCCY Award was presented at the 24th Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner on November 21, where Maurasse was honored in front of 1,200 health care leaders, caregivers, supporters, and others committed to compassionate health care. The keynote speaker was Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, who presented the NCCY Award.
“Sophia is a wonderful representation of McLean and its commitment to deliver compassionate care to patients—particularly those who have complicated illnesses and life situations,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, McLean Hospital’s president and psychiatrist in chief. “We are tremendously proud of Sophia as a colleague and person. Moreover, we are grateful that her exceptional talent and devotion have been recognized nationally.”
Maurasse is the medical director of McLean Hospital’s 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, which provide intensive treatment for girls ages 13 through 21 whose complicated stories include trauma, self-injury, and other challenging psychiatric conditions. Maurasse brings to her work the unique combination of highly skilled clinical expertise, an understanding of the full range of human behavior, and an extraordinary capacity for compassion.