2018 Spirit of Passion and Dedication Award

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The Oklahoma Hospital Association Spirit Award is given annually to exceptional individuals in the hospital community whose exemplary leadership and dedication have significantly enhanced patient care, their organizations and/or their communities. Each year, a different theme is emphasized. For 2018, the theme is the Spirit of Passion and Dedication.

A major element that ensures the successful accomplishment of a hospital’s mission is the passionate commitment and dedication of its staff. Often it begins with a passion for helping others. Team members who are unwavering in their dedication to providing the very best service to benefit their organization’s patients are the bedrock of our health care organizations. When faced with unsettling challenges, whether personal, organizational or within the health field overall, such individuals remain steadfast in their efforts to perform their job in the very best manner for the community they serve each and every day.  

These employees remain committed to the true mission and purpose of their hospital to provide compassionate and high quality care, often going above and beyond what is required, but always with the dedication and passion that originally attracted them to their work.

We invite each OHA member hospital to select one recipient from their organization to receive the 2018 Spirit of Passion and Dedication Award.

Spirit of Passion and Dedication Award Criteria

Each hospital is asked to put forth the name of one individual for this award. This person should be someone who has exemplified the Spirit of Passion and Dedication because they:
  • Have a passion for helping others;
  • Are unwavering in their dedication and resolve to provide excellent service;
  • Go the extra mile to provide compassionate care to patients;
  • Remain steadfast in their efforts, even when faced with unexpected or unsettling challenges; or
  • Exhibit consistent dedication to the true mission of the organization.
The employee whose name you submit to OHA will receive an award. There is no selection process beyond the process you choose to use within your organization. Each OHA member hospital is asked to choose one person from their organization to receive the award.

This is NOT a nomination. The person you submit WILL receive the award at the OHA Convention on Dec. 6. A professional-quality photograph of the individual in his/her work environment is required at the time of submission or can be emailed later. OHA must receive the completed form and photograph by Friday, Sept. 28.
The 2018 Spirit Awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 6, during the afternoon general session of the OHA Annual Convention. Award recipients should plan to arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center Ballroom C, Oklahoma City. OHA will contact each recipient with more details, but please ask your recipient to save this date. Each winner will receive $100 and a certificate during the ceremony.
A professional photograph will be taken of each winner as they receive the award and will be made available to the individual’s hospital and community newspaper.

Submit your award recipient here.