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SHM's Awards of Excellence

SHM's Awards of Excellence 2023 is Now Open for Submissions!

Now is your time to shine! SHM’s Awards of Excellence Program honors members who have made exceptional contributions to hospital medicine in a wide variety of categories. Nominate yourself or a colleague today.

How to Apply

Congratulations to the 2022 Awards of Excellence winners.

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Awards of Excellence are now open!

Please review all the criteria and requirements for the award in which you will be self-nominating or nominating a member before clicking to submit. Make sure you have your letter of support ready to upload with the nomination. (For the Teamwork award, make sure you have all the necessary documents outlined in the criteria). 

Click here to submit your nomination. 

Awards submissions close on Monday, October 3, 2022 by midnight. Winners will be notified end of January/Beginning of February 2023. 

For questions or if you need more information, please email awards@hospitalmedicine.org.

Submission Requirements

All submissions for the Awards of Excellence in Hospital Medicine (with the exception of the Teamwork and Jr. Investigator Awards) require the following:

  • Nominee's name, title, organization, phone number, email address, title, and practice setting. (if this is not a self-nomination, include your relationship with the nominee)
  • SHM Affiliation (Member, Fellow, SIG Member, etc.)
  • One letter consisting of at least one paragraph, either self-nominating or from another party addressing the specific criteria, which are the basis for evaluation for the award of the nominee being considered
    • Letter of reference should:
      • Not exceed 1 page in length.
      • Single Spaced
      • No smaller than 11-point font
      • No smaller than standard margin spacing (1-inch on all sides)
  • The maximum number of nominations per nominee, per category, is 3. The first 3 nominations submitted chronologically will be reviewed. Any additional nominations, per nominee, per category, will not be reviewed.

Teamwork Award Applicants must have ready to upload upon submission:

1. Nomination Cover Letter

  • A complete listing of the individual team members, their professional backgrounds, and their roles in the team project, including a succinct description of the leadership role played by a hospitalist team member.
  • Information about the team and/or process not included in the abstract, including:
    • The nature/process of the collaboration, and how the program improved system processes and patient outcomes (including process and outcomes measures)
  • Explain how this work impacted Hospital Medicine specifically.
  • The innovative aspect of the collaborative approach
  • The portability/transferability/scalability of the intervention to other institutions


2. Abstract

  • Limited to 2500 words (abstracts greater than 2500 words will not be accepted).
  • To include:
Background
Detailed methods addressing
How the team worked together
How goals were attained


3. Letters of Support

  • At least one, but no more than two, letters of support from a senior hospital administrator (Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Quality Improvement, or equivalent leader).
  • Should include an institution where the project has been implemented.
  • If more than two letters are submitted, the team lead nominee will be contacted to specify which should be considered; letters should indicate if the confidentiality of content is waived.
  • Up to two letters may also be submitted from other institutions that have adopted the intervention (if more than two letters are submitted, team lead nominee will be contacted to specify which should be considered; the letter should indicate if the confidentiality of content is waived)

4. Disclosure statement

Should indicate any direct, indirect, or pending project or faculty support from sources outside the home institution.


5. The maximum number of nominations per nominee per category is 3. The first 3 nominations submitted chronologically will be reviewed. Any additional nominations, per nominee per category, will not be reviewed.

 

Additional Requirements and Notes::

  • All nominees must be SHM members and have service to the Society of Hospital Medicine (Ex. Attended a local or regional meeting, on a SIG, a fellow/senior fellow, involved in a committee etc.).
  • Any current SHM member other than Board members, officers, previous individual award winners or SHM awards committee members is eligible to apply. 
  • Nominees may be self-nominated.
  • Please review the criteria for each award as some awards have further eligibility standards, including the Teamwork Award.
  • No more than three nominations for each candidate will be accepted. 
Not a member but interested in joining? View more information here

What Winners Receive

In honor of their achievements, recipients of each Award of Excellence receive:

  • Complimentary meeting registration to SHM Converge*
  • Recognition on stage at SHM Converge
  • Acknowledgment in The Hospitalist, SHM’s monthly news magazine, and on SHM's main website.
  • Recognition in press releases to local and state outlets

*Excludes pre-course registration. Recipients of the Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award receive recognition at Annual Meeting and complimentary registration for all team members.

Awards Categories

SHM’s Awards of Excellence Program honors members who have made exceptional contributions to hospital medicine in the following categories. Click on an award for more information, and view all past winners here.

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