NAHCR Award Nominations

NAHCR provides the opportunity to recognize individuals and chapters that portray outstanding service and achievement in the health care recruitment field. Don't miss out on this opportunity to nominate a fellow member, co-worker or yourself. Submit your nominations TODAY!

Cindy Fife Award

Objective: The Cindy Fife IMAGE Scholarship recognizes individuals who portray what attendance at IMAGE will do to advance their career, as well as why they are employed in the health care recruitment field. 

Selection Criteria:
  • Individual must have been in health care recruitment for less than five years and never attended an IMAGE Conference.
Nomination Process:
  1. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by another NAHCR Member.
  2. Scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary hotel room and registration for the IMAGE Conference.
  3. Nominees must submit an essay to NAHCR Headquarters not to exceed 1,200 words addressing the following items:
    • Why you became a health care recruiter or what you love about your position
    • How attendance at IMAGE would help with professional development as a recruiter
    • What you hope to gain by attending IMAGE.
Nominees must provide demonstration of supervisor authorization to NAHCR Headquarters to be considered for the scholarship award.

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NAHCR Media Award

Objective: The NAHCR Media Award recognizes individuals of the media who most positively portray to the general public contributions made by health care professionals.

Selection Process:
  1. Entries from the media may include but are not limited to: newspapers, magazines, or other written publications, photo journalism, radio, TV, videotapes, film presentations, slide/tape presentations, CDs, Internet, etc.
  2. Entries will be judged on content, plus potential for public education.
  3. Entry must have been written or developed by a member of the media.
Nomination Process:
  1. Entries must have aired or been published between Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017.
  2. Entries may be submitted by NAHCR members, members of the media or the general public.
  3. Entries must communicate to the general public the positive contributions by health care professionals.
  4. Media contributions must have been presented to the general public.
  5. A digital copy of the entry should be submitted by January 31, 2018, to NAHCR Headquarters.
Award Presentation:
  1. Attendance at the Awards presentation will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  2. A maximum of one recipient, per category per year, may be eligible for reimbursement. Any reimbursement will be based on the association’s financial condition and will be voted on by the Board of Directors.

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Distinguished Member Award

Objective: To recognize individual members for outstanding service to NAHCR and/or exceptional contributions to health care recruitment. 

Selection Criteria:
  1. Current member of NAHCR
  2. Be responsible for two or more of the following achievements
    • Demonstrated active participation at the local level through chapter leadership, educational programs or other programs
    • Demonstrated active participation with NAHCR through leadership, special projects, committees or other activities
    • Seen as a mentor and advocate and looked upon as a model representative of health care recruitment. (This can be at a local or national level or both.)
    • A current CHCR.
Nomination Process:
  1. Any Active NAHCR Member in good standing may nominate candidates.
  2. Previous award recipients may be nominated as long as activities for which they are being considered are separate and distinct from those which they received with the previous award.
  3. Currently sitting Board Members are not eligible.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Has one of your colleagues gone above and beyond the norm in service to our association? Have they worked to establish or improve health care recruiting standards or policies? Have their volunteer efforts been trailblazing? Have they implemented new ways of doing our jobs? Have they established new relationships with other organizations?

If so, consider nominating that outstanding colleague for the NAHCR Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors those who have made lasting and worthwhile contributions to our industry.

What are the eligibility requirements of the Lifetime Achievement Award?

Nominees should have:
  1. Maintained an active membership (in any category) in NAHCR for at least 10 years
  2. Served NAHCR as an Officer, Board Member, or Committee Chair
  3. Contributed to NAHCR in ways that were significant and introduced, improved, or sustained NAHCR initiatives, programs, or mission.
How are Lifetime Achievement Award recipients decided?

Award recipients are determined by a majority vote of the NAHCR Board of Directors. Each year, the Board accepts nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Board reviews applications to determine whether nominees meet the established criteria, and makes a recommendation to the NAHCR Executive Committee based on the nominee’s merits.

How is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner recognized?

Winners will be honored at the NAHCR Annual IMAGE Conference. Winners are also recognized in the Directions newsletter and via a press release distributed to the award winner’s hometown newspaper.