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CELEBRATING EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CATHOLIC HEALTH MINISTRY

Tomorrow's Leaders Program | Sister Concilia Moran Award | Lifetime Achievement Award | Achievement Citation

 

ACCEPTING ENTRIES THROUGH DECEMBER 7!

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. Encouraging the promising young leaders of today to continue their careers in the ministry, the Tomorrow's Leaders Program each year honors an impressive cadre of dedicated, high-performing individuals who already have demonstrated commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic health care.

The honorees will participate in an exclusive leadership formation event, the day before the 2018 Catholic Health Assembly, which will bring them face to face with senior leaders from across the ministry. They will also be recognized at the assembly during the awards banquet on June 11. Honorees are required to be present for both events, which take place in San Diego. CHA will pay travel and expenses and waive the registration fees for the honorees to attend the formation program and the assembly.

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. 7, 2017

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form

 


Sister Concilia Moran Award - For demonstrated creativity 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. Such visionaries identify needs not yet seen by others and shape circumstances into tangible opportunities for extending the healing ministry. They create new concepts, structures and solutions that take Catholic health care in new directions. 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 recipient will be presented with the Sister Concilia Moran Award and an honorarium at the 2018 Catholic Health Assembly, during the awards banquet on June 11 in San Diego. CHA will pay travel and expenses and waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend the assembly 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.

The following criteria, established when the award was created in honor of Sister Mary Concilia Moran, RSM, still apply today.

The person selected shall be:

  1. A recognized leader in furthering the Catholic health care ministry.
  2. Known for creativity and innovation within the context of the Catholic health care ministry.
  3. Able and willing to envision future directions in the Catholic health care ministry.
  4. Representative of an approach to health care which emphasizes collaboration and cross-disciplinary initiatives.
  5. Devoted to an understanding of the health care ministry which is rooted in the ecclesial community.
  6. Sensitive to the needs of the poor and gives witness to this sensitivity through mercy and compassion.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 7, 2017

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 one such leader. This award will be conferred on 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 2018 Catholic Health Assembly, during the awards banquet on June 11 in San Diego. CHA will pay travel and expenses and waive the registration fee for the recipient to attend the assembly 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. 7, 2017

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 2018 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 2018 Catholic Health Assembly in San Diego, during the awards banquet on June 11. Also, CHA will pay travel and expenses and waive the registration fee for one representative from the recipient organization to attend the assembly 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, 2017. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this award.

Deadline for nominations: Dec. 7, 2017

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


SUBMIT NOMINATION


NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Nominations will only be accepted through the online entry form, which will be available in early November through December 7, 2017. But don't wait! 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 save your submission in the online form and return to it at a later time. 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 7, 2017.

  • Entries that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • All nominations must be submitted via the online entry form, using the "Submit Nomination" link at the bottom of this page.
  • Deadline for nominations: Dec. 7, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS
When you select the "Submit Nomination" button below, you will be taken to the online nomination form (see details in the following paragraph). Be sure to have your nomination data ready prior to completing the application. Please print out the corresponding sample form above to assist in collecting the required information.

You must log in with your email address and password in order to submit a nomination. (If you do not already have an account, select the "create account" button to set one up.)


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Notifications:
All persons who have submitted nominations will be notified of the outcome by mid-April, 2018.

Contact:
Paula Bommarito; (314) 253-3451