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Emergency Medicine Wellness Center of Excellence Award

Purpose

The Emergency Medicine Wellness Center Excellence Award is presented to an emergency medicine group, department, or clinical site that incorporates wellness and resilience on an institutional level and to use the information gathered in the nominations process to understand more about wellness best practices.

Award

The Emergency Medicine Wellness Center of Excellence Award is a plaque, or similar item, awarded to an emergency medicine department, group, or clinical site that demonstrates wellness best practices and may be displayed at their location. The recipient organization’s name will be inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters and will also be recognized on ACEP’s Web site and included in other ACEP communications as part of the annual award recognition process.

Eligibility

Any member of the College, or any component body, may nominate any emergency medicine department, group, or clinical site that demonstrates a commitment to both organizational wide and promotion of personal wellness and resilience among its emergency medicine physicians.

Criteria

The Well-Being Committee will evaluate all nominations submitted by the deadline. The nominee should demonstrate an institutional commitment to wellness and resilience and serve as a model to other organizations. Activities that are appropriate for evaluating nominations include but are not limited to:

  • Significantly helped to advance the understanding of emergency medicine physician wellness.
  • Developed specific identifiable wellness and resilience programs for physicians.
  • Demonstrate engagement in physician wellness and resilience at all levels of leadership.
  • Examples of significant wellness practices may include, but are not limited to, having an assigned wellness officer or champion,
  • Offer a variety of wellness programs in different domains of wellness,
  • Offer both institutional level and individual level programs and support for physician wellness and resilience.
  • Employing formal methods of evaluating the wellness and resilience programs in place.

Entry Procedures and Selection Process

Any ACEP member who wishes to nominate a group/center should complete a nomination form and outline the group's wellness best practices. Submit the nomination form and up to three letters of support by email to the staff liaison to the Well-Being Committee. Additionally, the group/center should have only one nomination whether from an individual or from a chapter, committee or section. All entries must be submitted no later than March 1, 2021 for consideration. Receipt of each nomination will be confirmed by email.

Please follow up with Kelly Peasley, if you do not receive a confirmation.

Judging

The Well-Being Committee will judge the entries and submit its recommendations to the ACEP Board of Directors for approval. The decision of the Board is final. The Board reserves the right to give no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Wellness Section and recognized at the President’s Awards Gala.

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