Awards and Recognition

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TriHealth recognizes the dedication and hard work displayed by our nursing staff through a variety of awards and recognition programs. We are proud to celebrate their successes and appreciate their dedication and commitment to our patients and their families.

2018 Directors’ Excellence Award Winners

The nurse nominated for the Excellence in Nursing Award is a role model for professionalism among his/her peers by demonstrating the five characteristics of a nursing professional:

  • Autonomy: Demonstration of independent judgment and expertise acknowledged by peers.
  • Specialized knowledge: Demonstration of life-long learning; demonstration of high-level of knowledge within clinical specialty; demonstration of professional inquiry for improvement of clinical practice and work environment (research, evidence-based practice, quality improvement)
  • Obligation to society: Demonstration of advocacy for patients and families; demonstration of professional behavior and positive representation of TriHealth nursing; Community involvement for the betterment of health
  • Professional organization involvement: Demonstration of professional organization involvement
  • Strong level of commitment: Commitment to the profession, quality patient care and individual professional involvement. Demonstration of organizational involvement to improve patient care through shared decision-making at the unit, service-line, or organizational levels.

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Florence Nightingale Award

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing sponsors the Florence Nightingale Award. Each year, the Board of Advisors are given the task of naming just six individuals out of a pool of hundreds of Greater Cincinnati nurses who best exemplify excellent direct patient care to receive the Nightingale Award.

2019 Nursing Excellence Awards (These won’t be awarded until May, 2019)

Outstanding Advance Practice Clinician Award – The Advanced Practice Clinician Award is given to an Advance Practice Nurse (i.e., CRNA, CNS, Nurse Midwife, and Nurse Practitioner) who demonstrates collaborative professionalism that contributes to enhanced, superior patient care and outcomes. The nominee should demonstrate advancing nursing knowledge through participation in evidence-based practice, nursing research, conference presentations, professional organizations, and publications.

Partners in Practice Award – The Partner in Practice Award is given annually to an exceptional non-RN/LPN interprofessional team member (i.e., PCA, RT, PT, OT, Transporter, EVS etc.) in recognition of their positive impact and support of nursing care. The nominee must deliver excellent, high quality, patient-focused care in collaboration and partnership with nurses. Additionally, must serve as a role model to others.

Rookie of the Year Award – The Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to a registered nurse of less than two years, who displays exemplary professionalism and a passion for the art and science of nursing. The nominee must demonstrate capabilities beyond their years of experience.

Preceptor/Clinical Coach of the Year Award – The Preceptor/Clinical Coach of the Year award is given annually to an exceptional direct care nurse in recognition of their contribution to nursing’s body of knowledge through formal education, skills training or continuing education, and who guides, supports, and influences the careers of others in meaningful, measurable way. The nominee must role-model for the profession, maintain professional accountability by applying their own continued learning and addresses individualized learning needs when teaching and giving feedback.

Shared Decision Making Structure Award – The Shared Decision-Making Structure Award is given annually to recognize members of our shared decision-making structure that consistently demonstrates a strong knowledge and application of the principles of Shared Governance (Accountability, Partnership, Equity, and Ownership). The nominee must actively support professional nurses’ involvement in our shared decision-making structure. They are optimistic and helpful, supportive and encourages others participation.

Exceptional Educator Award – The Exceptional Educator Award is given annually to recognize team members that currently work in an Educator role teaching others for a minimum of one year to be recognized for their commitment to continuously demonstrating specialty area expertise, education, and innovation. This Educator is also committed to meeting the learning needs of their team members/students. Manifesting the importance of lifelong learning by offering guidance to team members through evidence-based projects, research and quality improvement.

Nursing Clinical Support Award – The Nursing Clinical Support Award is awarded yearly to any registered nurse that works in a non-traditional registered nurse position (i.e., quality, informatics, care coordination, nurse navigator, clinical nurse leader, clinical documentation etc.). This team member exemplifies excellence in quality (ensures that care is comprehensive, coordinated and monitored for effectiveness through data collection) and consultation (facilitates assessment, problem solving and/or decision making by patients, significant others, peers and other health care providers that ensures positive patient outcomes).

Transformational Leader Award – The transformational leader award is dedicated to a team member that works in a nursing leadership position (i.e., charge nurse, assistant manager, manager, director, CNO, CNE) for a minimum of one year. This leader evolves their unit or organization to meet current and anticipated needs and strategic priorities. This team member is known and respected as a visionary, innovative leader, and change agent, who move the nursing profession forward.

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