The Prize honors health delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.
Applicants must meet the following criteria for excellence in community service:
Leadership: Takes a proactive role in establishing relationships needed to address the community’s health and social issues and to improve the community’s well-being.
Commitment: The entire organization, including governance, administration, and patient care staff, is involved on an ongoing basis in the organization’s community service plan and/or initiatives.
Partnerships: Has alliances with the community, including physicians, other health-related organizations, business, and government, to identify and meet community health needs.
Breadth and Depth of Initiatives: The organization’s community service initiatives:
Exceed the provision of just acute medical and health care services
Address major health-related issues in the community
Constitute a significant and sustainable ongoing effort by the health delivery organization
Demonstrate an impact on the community’s health status and/or quality of life
Community Involvement: There is a high level of community response to, acceptance of, and participation in the health delivery organization’s community service initiatives.
Applications due April 6, 2018.