ominations for 19th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards are now open. The awards, co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services, honor organizations that go beyond what’s expected in serving their patients and communities.
updated this year’s award categories to better reflect the challenges and opportunities healthcare organizations are facing in today’s marketplace. The five awards for 2011 are:
The Community Spirit Award, which recognizes effective community education, support and outreach programs.
The Patient Safety Spirit Award, which recognizes strategies and procedures that improve the safety of care for patients. (New for 2011.)
The Process Improvement Spirit Award, which recognizes efforts to increase efficiency and productivity without sacrificing performance. (New for 2011.)
The Service Spirit Award, which recognizes excellence in service to patients and residents.
And the Team Spirit Award, which recognizes programs that recruit and retain individuals dedicated to 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 Recognition section of our website, ModernHealthcare.com.
The submission deadline is Sept. 30. All awardees will be contacted prior to the Dec. 12 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 email@example.com.