Award Nominations

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CHA is accepting entries for 2020 Awards through December 11, 2019. Please use the sample nomination forms at the bottom of this page to compile the information needed for your submission(s).

 

Sister Carol Keehan Award (New in 2020!) - For boldly championing society's most vulnerable

Created in honor of Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, for her courageous work to ensure everyone — regardless of means, race, religion or creed — has access to quality health care, CHA is pleased to introduce the Sister Carol Keehan Award.

This award will be annually bestowed on someone who advances the healing mission of Jesus by valiantly advocating for a more equitable and compassionate health system. The recipient will have exhibited a deep commitment to social justice and boldly defended the most poor and vulnerable in society. The person will have demonstrated the ability to shape public opinion, influence the work of others, remain steadfast in the face of adversity and courageously champion a cause to further the common good.

The honoree will be presented with the Sister Carol Keehan Award and an honorarium at the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, during the Awards Banquet on June 8. CHA will pay for travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend Assembly 2020 to accept the award. Additionally, the person selected for this award will annually receive complimentary registration for the Assembly.

Nominees may or may not be working in the Catholic health ministry but will have collaborated with ministry organizations or its representatives to advocate for an improved health system. Nominees must be alive and may or may not be retired. Nomination for a different CHA award does not preclude nomination for this award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


Tomorrow's Leaders Program - Honoring the young people who will guide our ministry in the future

The Catholic health ministry of tomorrow will depend on strong leadership and passionate commitment to the healing mission. CHA's Tomorrow's Leaders Program encourages the promising young leaders of today to continue their careers in Catholic Health ministry. Each class consists of an impressive cadre of dedicated, high-performing individuals who already have demonstrated commitment to advancing the healing mission.

Honorees will participate in an exclusive leadership formation event on June 6, the day before the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, which will bring them face to face with senior leaders from across the ministry. They also will be recognized during Assembly 2020 at the Awards Banquet on June 8. Honorees are required to be present for both events. CHA will pay for travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee to attend.

Nominees for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program must be currently working in a ministry organization and must be age 40 or younger at time of nomination. Three letters of recommendation must accompany an entry for this category, which can be attached during the online submission process (see the SAMPLE nomination form below for further details). The letters must be provided by three additional sources, other than the person submitting the nomination. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this or a different CHA award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


Sister Concilia Moran Award - For demonstrated creativity, leadership and breakthrough thinking that advances the ministry

Named for a truly visionary leader, CHA's Sister Concilia Moran Award is presented to a trailblazing thinker who demonstrates an understanding of ministry identity rooted in the church. Whether new to Catholic health care or veteran, the recipient of this award will be someone who has exercised the ability to envision and innovate, then influence and set future directions for the ministry. The honoree will have identified needs not yet seen by others and shaped circumstances into tangible opportunities for extending the healing ministry. From his/her creative direction new concepts, structures and solutions will have taken Catholic health care in new directions.

The person selected shall be:

  1. A recognized leader in furthering the Catholic health care ministry.
  2. Known for prophetic innovation within the context of Catholic health care ministry sponsorships.
  3. Able and willing to envision future directions in the Catholic health care ministry, particularly around sponsorship and governance models.
  4. Representative of an approach to health care that emphasizes collaboration with bishops and other Church leaders to advance cross-disciplinary initiatives.
  5. Devoted to an understanding of the health ministry that is rooted in the ecclesial community.
  6. Sensitive to the needs of the poor and gives witness to this sensitivity through mercy and compassion.

The recipient will be presented with the Sister Concilia Moran Award and an honorarium at the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, during the Awards Banquet on June 8. CHA will pay for travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend Assembly 2020 and accept the award.

Nominees must be actively working in the Catholic health ministry. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this or a different CHA award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


Lifetime Achievement Award - For a lifetime of contributions to the ministry

Catholic health care in the United States has been blessed with faithful leaders whose dedication throughout their careers has built the ministry and ultimately brought care and healing to persons and communities.

CHA's Lifetime Achievement Award annually recognizes someone who has inspired and mentored numerous others in Catholic health care and whose accomplishments, over the course of a career, have strengthened the ministry. Her or his leadership extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.

The recipient will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorarium at the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, during the Awards Banquet on June 8. CHA will pay for travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend Assembly 2020 and accept the award.

Nominees must have spent the majority of their careers in Catholic health care. Nominees must be alive and may or may not be retired. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this or a different CHA award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


Achievement Citation - For innovative programming that changes lives

Motivated by Christ's call to care for those who are poor, suffering and vulnerable, Catholic health care organizations respond with innovative approaches to the needs of people within and beyond their communities.

Each year, CHA's Achievement Citation recognizes an outstanding program or service that exemplifies the ministry's commitment to carry on Jesus' mission of compassion and healing. The Achievement Citation will be given to a CHA-member organization that is the creator and lead sponsor or partner in an original, bold, innovative program that delivers measurable results for the community served. The program will be selected because it is inspirational for the sponsoring organization, the people it serves, the community and beyond, and it will be available for replication within CHA's membership.

The outstanding program honored with the 2020 Achievement Citation will receive a $10,000 contribution to help further its exceptional work. CHA will produce a brief video documentary about the program to be shown at the 2020 Catholic Health Assembly in Atlanta, during the Awards Banquet on June 8. Also, CHA will pay travel, lodging and related expenses, as well as waive the registration fee for one representative from the recipient organization to attend Assembly 2020 and accept the award.

Any CHA-member organization is eligible to nominate a program, project or service. Persons are not eligible to be nominees. Nominated programs must have been in existence for at least two years by July 1, 2019. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form

NOMINATION GUIDELINES
  • Nominations will only be accepted through the online submission process, which will be available through December 11, 2019. Use the sample forms below to start compiling the information needed for your submission(s).
  • Various sections of each entry form have maximum word limits. Before you begin, please print and review the following sample nomination forms for information about word counts and to assist in collecting the required information.

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    You will not have the option to modify your entry after it has been submitted. Therefore, it is highly recommended you first type the information for each field in a Word document and save it, then copy and paste each section into the online entry form, which will be available through December 11, 2019.
  • Entries that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete will not be considered.
  • Deadline for nominations: Dec. 11, 2019

Contact:
Paula Bommarito; (314) 253-3451