-Winner of the Book of the Year 2009 (Bronze) --ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards
-Winner of the Best Health Book of 2009 --Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Awards
-Winner of How-To Book of the Year 2009 --San Francisco Book Festival
-Winner of the Best Health Book of 2008 --The Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
-Winner of the Best Health Book of 2008 --Books&Authors.net
-Winner of the Best How-To Book of 2008 --DIY Book Festival Awards
-Finalist Health Book of the Year 2009 --National Indie Excellence Awards
-Finalist in 2009 Health/Wellness Category --Next Generation Indie Book Awards
-Honorable Mention, Self-help Book of the Year, 2009 --Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards
-Winner of Mom's Choice Award - Health/Fitness/Safety, 2010
-Eric Hoffer Category Finalist Award, 2010
-Winner of the best How-To Book of 2009, New England Book Festival
-Award-Winning Finalist in the Health category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
-Second Place Winner of the Written Art Awards Fall 2009 Awards,
in Nonfiction/self help.
"What are the chances you'll never have to be there for someone in the hospital? Zero. At some point you'll be called into life-and-death matters. Now, Martine Ehrenclou helps us all with Critical Conditions... Her concise guide includes a workbook to apply the rules to your own situation. It's a godsend!" --Annie Gilbar, Editor in Chief, Los Angeles Times Magazine
Hospital care is becoming hazardous to the patient's health. Wise words from medical personnel pepper the pages of Critical Conditions... based on more than 150 interviews with nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff, and the author's own experiences. --Publishers Weekly
An important book for family members of anyone who is in the hospital, or who is seriously ill. Ehrenclou distills the information she gained from interviews into calming, practical advice. --ForeWord Magazine
Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for Best Health/Safety Book, 2010. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award. --Mom's Choice Awards, 2010
Martine is an author and patient advocate. She has had several of her articles on hospital patient safety published in national magazines and newspapers and has been interviewed on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows. Martine is a monthly contributor to ParentGiving.com. She currently lectures on the topic of patient advocacy at hospitals and "How to Survive a Hospital Stay" at universities, organizations and bookstores. Martine has also had stories published in bestselling books, has written for newspapers and magazines, and with past businesses has appeared on national TV talk and news shows (ABC World News Tonight, Phil Donahue, Jenny Jones and more) in national magazines (Time, Inc., The Economist, and more) and in national newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and more.)
She received her master's degree with honors in psychology from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.