Who can be nominated?
Any healthcare staff member employed at an MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospital can be nominated. This award is founded on the principle of transdisciplinary teamwork; everyone has the right to be concerned and everyone has the right to speak up.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes, you may nominate yourself, though we will require another contact at your facility to verify the authenticity of the event.
Can patients and families be nominated?
No, not at this time. This award is focused on acknowledging the efforts of healthcare staff members.
How many times can I nominate an individual or team?
You can nominate the same individual or team multiple times, but it must be for a different event. If two nominations are submitted for the same event, we will reach out to the contacts listed in the nomination forms to work with each nominator.
Is there a limit on the number of nominees from each hospital?
Due to the large number of nominations each quarter, there will be a limit of one award finalist per organization, per quarter. All organizations and staff are still encouraged to nominate as many individuals as they would like, though only one nominee will move into the finalist pool per quarter.
When is a nominee selected to receive the award?
Final selections will take place in the middle month of each quarter (February, April, June, etc.). The annual award recipient for a given year will be selected in February the following year. Annual recipients will be recognized at the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.
Can a nominee receive this award even if information about the event is withheld?
Yes, though we do encourage you to submit as much information as possible, we realize that certain information is sensitive.
Will any of our information be published?
We would like to share your speak-up story in a de-identified manner if possible, but will always respect the wishes of you and your organization. None of the details of the event within your nomination form will be published unless otherwise approved by both you and your organization.