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Community Initiatives

Part of the Vision of the Bon Secours Health System is to Reach out Compassionately to the Community. One of the ways it endeavours to do this is through its Community Initiatives Programme. This Programme is a key way in which each Hospital translates Bon Secours (“good help”), its ethos of ‘care’, into action in the community that it serves. Through its Community Initiatives Fund, each Hospital offers support to local charities and projects that benefit the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. This award is not be based on the amount of funding committed to a project, but rather on such principles as project impact, creative partnerships, community engagement, staff engagement etc.

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Education and Teaching

The Bon Secours Staff Award for Excellence in Education and Teaching will be presented in recognition of outstanding teaching in the hospital group. This award is open to either individual or team nominations. Consideration will be given to those nominees who have demonstrated outstanding teaching prowess and who have served as role models and mentors to any members of staff. Either an individual or a team may be nominated for this award. A team is comprised of three or more team members, including the Team Leader and can be cross functional or work-unit based. If nominating a team, one person on the team must be designated as Team Leader.

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Exceptional Patient Experience

The Exceptional Patient Experience Award will be given to either one individual or the team who demonstrates the finer ideals of caring through extraordinary service to patients, families, physicians and co-workers. The awards recognises either a staff or team who exhibit a deep understanding and compassion for people, promotes cohesive teamwork and goes above and beyond the expectations of their assigned role. The project must clearly demonstrate how it delivers the “Exceptional Patient Experience”.

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Innovation – Clinical Area

The Innovation – Clinical Area Award will be given to an individual or team in a clinical area who demonstrates an innovative way of thinking. The award recognises the efforts of a new or improved process, program or initiate with a demonstrated improvement in quality, service, financial operations and/or safety. The results must be measurable and show positive outcomes. Either an individual or a team may be nominated for this award. A team is comprised of three or more team members, including the Team Leader and can be cross functional or work-unit based, but within a clinical area. If nominating a team, one person on the team must be designate as Team Leader.

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Innovation – Non-Clinical Area

The Innovation – Non-Clinical Area Award will be given to an individual or team in a nonclinical area who demonstrates an innovative way of thinking. The award recognises the efforts of a new or improved process, program or initiative with a demonstrated improvement in quality, service, financial operations and/or safety. The results must be measurable and show positive outcomes. Either an individual or a team may be nominated for this award. A team is comprised of three or more team members, including the Team Leader and can be cross functional or workunit based, but within a non-clinical area. If nominating a team, one person on the team must be designate as Team Leader.

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Outstanding Team Initiative

The Outstanding Team Initiative Award will be given to a team whose efforts supported the organisational goals of quality, the patient experience and/ or financial performance. This team must have collaborated towards a common goal and contributed to the success of the organisation. The team must consist of at least three members including the team leader and can consist of members working in the same or different disciplines, e.g. Nurse, Porter, Doctor, HCA etc. A team is comprised of three or more team members, including the Team Leader and can be cross functional or work-unit based. One person on the team must be designated as Team Leader. This could be either clinical or a back office Team eg. Finance, Bookings or Admin.
 

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Quality Improvement

The Quality Improvement Award will be given to an individual or team whose efforts supported the Bon Secours Group goals of quality. This individual / team must have collaborated towards a common quality improvement goal and contributed to the success of the organisation. The award recognises a person or team whose quality improvement has improved patient / staff safety; patient care and experience; or quality of service in line with the Group’s Guiding Values. Either an individual or a team may be nominated for this award. A team is comprised of three or more team members, including the Team Leader and can be cross functional or work-unit based. If nominating a team, one person on the team must be designate as Team Leader.

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Sustainability: The ‘Green Award’

The ‘Green Award’ will be given to an individual or team whose efforts support the Bon Secours Health System desire to create a culture of sustainability. This category aims to award outstanding achievement to an individual or team, that can provide evidence that it has set up or has made alterations to operations/structures within their remit, that have a positive environmental impact. The award is clearly judged on the benefit it adds to a hospital or Health System environmentally. The project could show that it has raised Environmental Awareness and Environmental Responsibility. Evidence of the financial impact of changes made could also be detailed.

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Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero Award will be given to one individual who demonstrates exceptional service to the patients or the organisation above and beyond the normal expectations placed upon them. They will have gone ‘the extra mile’ to either ensure patient safety, patient satisfaction or the delivery of a particular corporate objective.