September 3, 2015

Up to $1,000 Elevate Team Award established; nominations open for all Elevate Awards

In addition to the Credo and Five Pillar Leader awards, a new award, the Elevate Team Award, has been established. VUMC teams are critical to the organization's success, and the Medical Center relies on teams to accomplish its work on a daily basis.

Some teams are organizationally based (e.g. department, unit, clinic, etc.) and some of our teams are cross-functional, meaning people working together from two or more departments or job functions to work on a targeted need (clinical, product, change, problem, process improvement, etc.).

The purpose of this new award is to recognize the efforts of two or more people linked to a common purpose working together in a shared practice, purpose, project or initiative, whose combined efforts deliberately made a change, improved a process, solved a problem or advanced our culture. The team efforts must exemplify the Credo behaviors in achieving their common purpose.

There will be one award given twice a year at the spring and fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly. The team will receive up to $100 per person, up to $1,000 total, to be spent on an approved recognition event or activity.

Nomination forms are available for all three awards on the Elevate website. The deadline for submissions this quarter is Sept. 25.