Award Nominations

Call for Nominations 2022

CELEBRATING EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CATHOLIC HEALTH MINISTRY

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

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 in spring 2023, which will bring them face to face with senior leaders from across the ministry. They also will be recognized during the 2023 Catholic Health Assembly, being held virtually on June 12-13 and receive a complimentary registration to attend the virtual event. Participation in both events is required.

Nominees for the Tomorrow's Leaders honor 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: Friday, December 16, 2022

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


Sister Carol Keehan Award - 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 Sister Carol Keehan award will be presented during the 2023 Catholic Health Assembly, being held virtually on June 12-13. The recipient will receive an honorarium and complimentary registration to attend the virtual Assembly 2023.  

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: Friday, December 16, 2022

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 Catholic identity in relation to our health care ministry. The recipient of this award will be someone who has deep experience in sponsorship and has exercised the ability to envision and innovate, particularly around sponsorship and governance models, 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 her/his creative direction new concepts, structures and solutions will have taken Catholic health care sponsorship and governance models 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, then apply leadership/influence to achieve positive outcomes that advance the health ministry.
  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 Sister Concilia Moran award will be presented during the 2023 Catholic Health Assembly being held virtually on June 12-13. The recipient will receive an honorarium and complimentary registration to attend the virtual Assembly 2023.  

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: Friday, December 16, 2022

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 Lifetime Achievement award will be presented during the 2023 Catholic Health Assembly being held virtually on June 12-13. The recipient will receive an honorarium and complimentary registration to attend the virtual Assembly 2023.

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: Friday, December 16, 2022

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 2023 Achievement Citation will receive a $10,000 contribution to help further its exceptional work. CHA may produce a brief video documentary about the program to be shown during the 2023 Catholic Health Assembly being held on June 12-13. One representative from the recipient organization will receive complimentary registration to attend the virtual Assembly 2023.

Any CHA-member organization is eligible to nominate a program, project or service. Persons are not eligible to be nominees, nor are past recipients of the Achievement Citation. Nominated programs must have been in existence for at least two years by July 1, 2022. Nomination in a prior year does not preclude renomination for this award.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, December 16, 2022

Nomination Guidelines & Entry Form


NOMINATION GUIDELINES
  • Nominations will only be accepted through the online submission process, which will be available through Friday, December 16, 2022. 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 Friday, December 16, 2022.
  • Entries that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete will not be considered.
  • Deadline for nominations: Friday, December 16, 2022

INSTRUCTIONS
When you select the "Access Entry Form" button, 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.)

Contact:
Madeline Hantak: (314) 253-3418