The American Association of Kidney Patients has named the 2016 Medal of Excellence Award winners. The award recognizes visionaries whose insight and perseverance have led to dramatic advances that improve patient care. The 2016 award winners include:

Physician category: Richard Gibney, MD Waco, Texas; Edward Jones, MD, MBA, Philadelphia

Nursing category: Katrina Russell, RN, CCN, Seattle; Karen Walton-Brown, RN, BSN, CNN, Dallas

Social work category: Wendy Funk Schrag, LMSW, ACSW of Newton, KS

Dietitian category: Linda McCann, RN, CSR, LD of Eagle, Idaho; Rita Dimmitt-Solomon, RD, CSR, LDN of Nashville.