How some of the Best Places are us­ing for­mal em­ployee recog­ni­tion and ap­pre­ci­a­tion pro­grams

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Black River Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Black River Falls, Wis.—WOW Award (Wit­ness­ing Out­stand­ing Work) rec­og­nizes ef­forts that ex­ceed ex­pec­ta­tions. The hos­pi­tal’s work­force com­mit­tee se­lects quar­terly win­ners.

Bay­lor Jack and Jane Hamil­ton Hos­pi­tal, Dal­las—Staff mem­bers on a spe­cial com­mit­tee co­or­di­nate thank-you cards to be sent to the staff on a con­tin­u­ous ba­sis. Daily lead­er­ship round­ing with staff in­cor­po­rates the ques­tion, “Who needs to rec­og­nized this week for go­ing above and beyond?”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ten­nessee, Chat­tanooga—The an­nual Pin­na­cle Awards for­mally rec­og­nize em­ploy­ees who ex­em­plify the plan’s mis­sion and help achieve or­ga­ni­za­tional goals. Fi­nal­ists and win­ners are hon­ored at a spe­cial event and earn cash prizes up to $10,000.

Emer­gency Med­i­cal As­so­ciates, Par­sip­pany, N.J.—The Ex­em­plary Care-Ex­tra­or­di­nary Work pro­gram iden­ti­fies and cel­e­brates ex­cep­tional care or ideas. Ex­am­ples: a great pa­tient save; di­ag­nos­ing a rare dis­ease; ac­tions that re­sult in cost sav­ings or ad­di­tional rev­enue.

IMA Con­sult­ing, Chadds Ford, Pa.—The Kil­roy Award is given in honor of a de­ceased em­ployee. The awards rec­og­nize em­ploy­ees who demon­strate out­stand­ing per­for­mance in en­trepreneur­ship, team­work, ser­vice and qual­ity.

Weatherby Health­care, Fort Laud­erdale, Fla.—Quar­terly Snoopy and Wood­stock awards are earned by support staff mem­bers for go­ing the ex­tra mile. Com­pa­ny­wide e-mails rec­og­nize out­stand­ing ac­com­plish­ments by em­ploy­ees and lead­ers. All re­ceive warm com­ments from the firm’s pres­i­dent.

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