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om­i­na­tions for 18th an­nual Spirit of Ex­cel­lence Awards are now open. The awards, co-spon­sored by Sodexo Health Care Ser­vices, honor or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als that go be­yond what’s ex­pected in serv­ing their pa­tients and com­mu­ni­ties.

Five awards are given as part of the pro­gram:

Ser­vice Spirit Award, which rec­og­nizes ex­cel­lence in ser­vice, and pa­tient and res­i­dent sat­is­fac­tion.

Qual­ity Spirit Award, which rec­og­nizes qual­ity, safety and per­for­mance im­prove­ment.

Com­mu­nity Spirit Award, which rec­og­nizes com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and out­reach.

Team Spirit Award, which rec­og­nizes em­ployee re­cruit­ment and re­ten­tion.

CARES Spirit Award, which rec­og­nizes a team or group of in­di­vid­u­als whose col­lec­tive ac­tions, at­ti­tudes and be­hav­iors per­son­ify: com­pas­sion, ac­count­abil­ity, re­spect, en­thu­si­asm and ser­vice.

with the as­sis­tance of an out­side panel of judges will rec­og­nize win­ners and hon­or­able men­tions in each of the five cat­e­gories. Per ed­i­to­rial pol­icy, award spon­sors are not in­volved in the judg­ing or de­ter­mi­na­tion of award re­cip­i­ents. Each of the five win­ners will re­ceive a cash prize of $5,000, and each of the five hon­or­able men­tions will re­ceive a $1,500 cash prize, cour­tesy of Sodexo.

The nom­i­na­tion form can be found in the Awards and Hon­ors sec­tion of our web­site, ModernHealth­care.com.

The sub­mis­sion dead­line is Oct. 8. All awardees will be con­tacted prior to the Dec. 13 is­sue of which will an­nounce and pro­file all 10 of the re­cip­i­ents in a spe­cial sec­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Edi­tor David Burda at 312-649-5439 or dburda@modernhealth­care.com.

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