The Synergy Award

The Synergy Award is the Award of Excellence to the group that makes collaboration happen. This 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.  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. 

Nomination Checklist
Please prepare the following items for your nomination.

  1. The requested contact and descriptive information for the team nominated and the nominator.
  2. An essay (less than two pages long) which includes all of the following information:
    1. Identify the nominated team and their role in the agency.
    2. Discuss the work of the team and the impact their work has on other people, teams and the agency as a whole.
    3. Describe the benefits and achievements that this team brings to the agency. (Examples: cost savings, new innovation, streamlined processes, improved morale, etc.)
    4. Give specific examples how the team exemplifies, fosters and facilitates teamwork and collaboration.
    5. What lessons or practical applications can other hospice programs or teams learn from the nominee?
  3. 3-5 photographs of the nominee.
    Examples: headshot, nominee “in action”, processing bill at desk, as a team, or the results of your nomination project.
  4. Provide supportive material directly relevant to the nomination. ( Examples: manuals, brochures, forms, digital photographs)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any group, team, task force, committee, department, etc. whether formal or informal, that is connected with a hospice organization may be nominated. Please note, this award is not intended for recognizing an entire organization.
  • Examples might include a wellness committee, a multi-discipline implementation team, a department such as accounting or sales, or a project task force.
  • The group must have been operating within the past year.
  • Nominations must be made from someone outside of the group being nominated.
  • Nominations must be approved by the appropriate department manager and the agency CEO (or designee).
  • The nominator is responsible for soliciting and compiling all required nomination materials and for submitting the completed nomination forms. The Submission of supporting materials is encouraged, but not required.
  • Members of the nominated group may not be currently serving on the FHPCA Awards of Excellence Selection Committee.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Awards of Excellence Luncheon on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at FHPCA’s 39th Forum.