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Rewards & Recognition Programs

New England Baptist Hospital’s Rewards and Recognition program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the organization.  Employee recognition can be given in many ways—through saying thank you, giving praise, providing opportunity, or showing respect. Many studies on the work place have shown that being recognized for achievements, knowing that one's contributions matter to the organization, and the opportunity for growth and professional development have a considerable impact on employee satisfaction and commitment.  NEBH supports growing a culture of development and recognition for our staff.

Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of different ways.  It is also important that recognition activities be aligned with the culture of the workplace.

To this end, NEBH provides different opportunities for acknowledging co-workers and peers.

The Excellence Awards
The formal, hospital-wide awards will be presented at an annual ceremony, administered by Human Resources. This includes Team Awards, the Legendary Leader Annual Award and the President's Award for Excellence in Quality.

The Excellence Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of the Hospital toward fulfilling our goals, values, and mission. This is among the highest honors awarded to staff by NEBH.  Professionalism, commitment to best practices, and high standards of excellence are at the heart of these awards.

Legendary Leader Annual Award
The Legendary Leader award recipient consistently embraces and demonstrates NEBH’s Legendary Service philosophy and core values. They lead through innovation & efficiency of programs. This visionary leader creates an environment of high employee and or patient loyalty through unprecedented efforts of sustained excellence in their responsibilities and service to the organization. The President’s Council will review the nominations and select the recipient. 

President's Award for Excellence in Quality
The President’s Award for Excellence in Quality recognizes and honors a New England Baptist Hospital employee or physician who has demonstrated a true passion and dedication for improving clinical quality and promoting patient safety.  This individual has made a lasting impact on the care delivered to our patients by meaningful contributions and distinguished achievements in patient safety and quality improvement that ultimately result in the improvement of patient care and outcomes.  He/she has had an extraordinary and positive impact on the Hospital community and has made distinguished achievements due to their desire to enhance the clinical experience of our patients through innovative ideas and safe practices. This award will be selected by the President’s Council.

Team Awards
The Team Awards are designed to recognize the many improvements, innovations, and outstanding collaboration NEBH staff are making to ensure that NEBH is the best place for patients to receive care, and the best place for employees to work.

Award Categories:
Excellence in Patient Care
- This award will recognize a team that has made significant strides in providing unsurpassed patient-centered care, by designing and delivering care based on what patients need most.

Building a Better Workplace - This award will recognize a team that has created a great place for employees and physicians to work-either within a single department or across NEBH. Team projects may focus on any aspect of work life- professional development, communication, diversity, etc.

Innovation - This award will be awarded to a team that has found and implemented a better way to deliver care or services. The emphasis is on projects that represent a “break with the past” and may demonstrate risk taking, out of the box thinking, or effective use of ideas adapted from other departments or organizations.

Community - Making a Difference - The Community award will be given to a team that has made the most significant contribution to improving the health and well being of the communities we are committed to serving.

Cost Savings/Revenue Enhancer Program - This award is to recognize a team that has identified and implemented a successful cost savings initiative or created a better process to ensure budgetary discipline.

Unsung Heroes - This award will recognize a team or department that consistently exceeds expectations without fanfare and/or is a quiet but reliable high performing presence at NEBH. By demonstrating a willingness to always help when needed, taking initiative to solve problems or make improvements, we would not be as successful without this exceptional team working behind the scenes.

Eligibility, Nominations, and Selection Committees
The awards program has specific eligibility and nomination requirements. A committee chosen by Human Resources will select winners within that calendar year.