40 Finalists Named in Hospital Charitable Service Awards

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Jackson Healthcare announced 40 hospital programs as finalists in the 2012 Hospital Charitable Service Awards.

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Hospitals do great work in their communities and much of this work goes unrecognized. The Hospital Charitable Service Awards were established to recognize and share their stories.

Jackson Healthcare announced 40 hospital programs as finalists in the 2012 Hospital Charitable Service Awards, a national program that seeks sustainable community service programs that reach out to America’s medically underserved. The program is now in its third year.

Finalists were chosen from a pool of 191 nominees by an independent advisory committee led by Charles R. Evans, FACHE. This year’s nominees represented 166 hospital systems and spanned 38 states plus the District of Columbia.

Each nominee had to demonstrate excellence in at least one of five criteria: community impact, innovation, collaboration, replicability and best practice. Finalists represent only those nominees that remain in consideration for the awards. Award winners—referred to as Programs of Excellence—will be announced at a banquet following the National Hospital Charitable Services Conference in Atlanta on February 13, 2013. These programs will share in a $100,000 award fund.

In a national conference call with nominees on October 3rd, Evans said, “Hospitals do great work in their communities and much of this work goes unrecognized. The Hospital Charitable Service Awards were established to recognize and share their stories.”

According to Evans, in addition to recognizing and rewarding sustainable hospital community programs, Jackson Healthcare continues to create education and social events for hospital charitable service professionals, where they can exchange ideas and help each other. These events include the national conference, webinars, free eBooks and a Facebook Group.

This year’s finalists also include several up-and-coming programs—those in operation less than two years. These programs will be considered for recognition in a new award category.

The 40 finalists for the 2012 Awards season are:

  •     Adventist Midwest Health, CREATION Health Center for Chronic Disease at Bolingbrook Hospital (Bolingbrook, IL)
  •     Alegent Health, Integrated School-based Mental Health Program (Omaha, NE)
  •     Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Health Follow-Up Care (Homestead, FL)
  •     Baptist Memorial Health Care, Baptist Operation Outreach (Memphis,TN)
  •     Benefis Health System, Benefis Health System Native American Programs (Great Falls, MT)
  •     Bon Secours Richmond, Bon Secours Richmond Hope Therapy Center (Glen Allen, VA)
  •     Buffalo Hospital, Heart Safe Communities (Buffalo, MN)
  •     El Camino Hospital, RotaCare Free Clinic of Mountain View (Mountain View, CA)
  •     Emanuel Medical Center, Jessica’s House (Turlock, CA)
  •     Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, Boot Camp for New Dads (Denver, CO)
  •     Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Senior Life Solutions (Fairfield, IL)
  •     Fairmont General Hospital, Community Multiphasic Blood Testing Program (Fairmont, WV)
  •     FirstHealth of the Carolinas, FirstReach (Pinehurst, NC)
  •     Fort Madison Community Hospital, Partnership for the Health & Safety of All Students (Fort Madison, IA)
  •     Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Positive Link (Bloomington, IN)
  •     Kennedy Krieger Institute, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy & Law) (Baltimore, MD)
  •     Kosair Children’s Hospital/Norton Healthcare, Inc., Portrait of a Promise: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (Louisville, KY)
  •     Licking Memorial Health Systems, Active•Fit (Newark, OH)
  •     Little Company of Mary Hospital, Heart Connection (Evergreen Park, IL)
  •     McLeod Health, McLeod Breast Health Center (Florence, SC)
  •     Mount Carmel Health System, Mount Carmel Community Outreach (Columbus, OH)
  •     Noyes Memorial Hospital, Noyes Hospital Diabetes Self Management Program (Dansville, NY)
  •     Palmetto Health, Palmetto Health Dental Health Initiative (Columbia, SC)
  •     Pennsylvania Hospital – University of Pennsylvania Health System, Latina Community Health Services (LCHS), Philadelphia, PA
  •     PinnacleHealth System, The PinnacleHealth Children's Resource Center (CRC) (Harrisburg, PA)
  •     Rady Children's Hospital, Developmental Screening & Enhancement Program (San Diego, CA)
  •     Ridgeview Medical Center, WeCab (Westonka Communities Area Busing) (Mound, MN)
  •     Roseland Community Hospital, Project HOPE (Helping Our People Endure) (Chicago, IL)
  •     Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Pediatric Navigator Program (Miramar Beach, FL)
  •     Spectrum Health, Core Health Program (Grand Rapids, MI)
  •     St. Gabriel’s Hospital/Unity Family Healthcare, Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC) of Morrison County (Little Falls, MN)
  •     St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Department of Hematology (Memphis, TN)
  •     St. Mary Medical Center, St. Mary Community Health Ministries (Langhorne, PA)
  •     St. Vincent Healthcare, Community Benefits Grants Initiative (Billings, MT)
  •     St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Jeremiah's Hope Academy (Birmingham, AL)
  •     Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Serial Inebriate Program (Sacramento, CA)
  •     University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) / Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), Princeton HealthCare System/ Partnerships for PIECE (Princeton, NJ)
  •     University of Mississippi Health Care, University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Health Linkages Telehealth Project (MHLTP) (Jackson, MS)
  •     Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Women’s Outpatient Center (Milwaukee, WI)
  •     Woman's Hospital, Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention Program (Baton Rouge, LA)

Jackson Healthcare is the third largest healthcare staffing company in the U.S. and serves more than four million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides technology solutions that enable total hospital efficiency. Jackson has earned national media coverage by providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems, in addition to championing local, national and international charitable work. Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized the company as one of the Best Places to Work for six consecutive years. Visit http://www.JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.

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