Florida Hospices and Palliative Care (FHPC) is delighted to announce the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care, to be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in conjunction with our 27th Annual Forum – Together Hospice Works: Multiple Skills, Many Minds, One Mission.

Excellence in the delivery of hospice and palliative care is the hallmark of hospice providers and professionals in Florida. We celebrate this excellence through our Annual Awards of Excellence program.

For many years, FHPC has highlighted the contributions of clinical staff through our Awards of Excellence. Recognizing that all members of the hospice team, including non-clinical professionals, are critical to the achievement of our mission, FHPC proudly announces the addition of two new awards for 2012:

The Catalyst Award…

 is the Individual Award of Excellence to the person who makes collaboration happen

The Catalyst Award recognizes an individual in any role within an organization who has consistently demonstrated leadership in forging the collaboration that makes hospice unique. This individual seeks excellence not only in his/her field, but also in cooperation with other disciplines. This individual fosters collaboration and brings teams together to the betterment of his/her organization.

About this award: This award celebrates the spirit of collaboration within a hospice organization. As hospice is the sum of many parts working together to care for patients and families, this award honors individuals who lead across disciplines and foster teamwork within their sphere of influence.

The Synergy Award….

is the Team Award of Excellence to the group that makes collaboration happen

The Synergy Award recognizes a group of people in any role or configuration that has consistently demonstrated the ideals of collaboration and teamwork in working toward a goal or mission. This group not only seeks excellence within itself, but also inspires excellence and collaboration throughout the hospice environment.

About this award: This award celebrates the spirit of collaboration within a hospice organization. As hospice is the sum of many parts working together to care for patients and families, this award champions the spirit of teamwork and honors teams who make hospice work better and more effectively.
In the spirit of our theme for 2012, “Together Hospice Works!” these awards seek to celebrate and encourage the collaboration and teamwork that are hallmarks of hospice care and to highlight examples of Multiple Skills and Many Minds coming together to achieve the Mission of Hospice in Florida.

How to Nominate

Nominations are judged by a selection committee composed of leaders within the hospice industry. The selection committee is looking for examples and specific details that demonstrate how nominees have exceeded expectations and, by their actions, made those around them better. Nominees must be an FHPC member in good standing at the time of nomination and at the time of the award presentation.

Submissions must be received no later than

Friday, March 30, 2012

For information regarding the Awards or to download the Nomination form go HERE. Nomination applications can be submit via email (preferred), fax or postal mail.

Florida Hospices and Palliative Care
Attn: Awards of Excellence
2000 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Email: Jessica@floridahospices.org    Fax: 850.878.5688

Note: All awards are made at the discretion of the FHPC Awards Selection Committee, which may choose to grant no award or multiple awards in a category. Nominations which do not adhere to the nomination guidelines and submission procedures will be rejected. Submission materials will not be returned.

Other Awards of Excellence will not be given in 2012, but the full slate of awards will return in 2013. For more information about specific awards or the FHPC Best Practices program, please contact Jessica Hughes, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Jessica@floridahospices.org or 850.878.2632.