The health care industry continues to face times of change and
uncertainty, placing new demands on hospital team members to react with
renewed determination. When people deal positively with difficult events
that change their lives, we often refer to them as “resilient.” Many
people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a
sense of uncertainty. Others demonstrate strength and toughness in the
face of great challenges and adversity.
These challenges can occur on the job through an elimination of a
service or department, an unexpected clinical outcome, a dramatic change
in position, reduced funding for providing the same level of care, an
unexpected natural disaster affecting the entire community, changes in
regulations that require new processes, or a change in the mission focus
of an organization. However, even in the face of such challenges,
people “rise to the occasion.”
We invite each OHA member hospital to select one recipient from their
organization to receive the 2017 Spirit of Resilience Award.
The 2017 Spirit Awards will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.