Honoring Your Champions of Humanistic Care

On June 10th, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is planning to honor physicians, nurses, and healthcare team members for the great humanism they have displayed throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We want to make sure that you, our partner, can join us in this celebration of your healthcare team.

We are inviting you to nominate three representatives of your institution’s incredible care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a physician, a nurse, and a healthcare team member of your choosing.  We’ve included this third category because we recognize that your entire team has made enormous contributions. You may have a legendary employee in any category — respiratory therapists, security, custodial staff, food preparation, other healthcare professionals, and many more.

Please use the form below to submit the names and details of your three honorees by March 15. We look forward to honoring their contributions as champions of humanistic care!

Honoring your team members

Each of the three honorees from your institution will receive a certificate from the Gold Foundation and will be celebrated at our Annual Gala on June 10, which will be virtual. Their names will also be listed on our website and in our digital gala journal.

And they will be in good company. We plan to recognize them with hundreds of champions of humanistic care from Gold-affiliated institutions such as yours, alongside our three esteemed National Humanism in Medicine Medal recipients: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Wayne Riley, and Dr. Eric Topol. Read more about these honorees in this announcement.

Selection process

You may conduct the selection process internally as you see fit. You may choose your nominees from among your own staff and employees, as well as from the staff and employees of any of the affiliated or partner institutions with whom you have worked closely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We do ask that you consider diversity and inclusion in your selection.

Additional local recognition

We also encourage you to acknowledge your nominees at the local, institutional level. For example, you could hold a recognition ceremony. Your institution’s marketing/communications department could also profile them and share their stories through your website, social media, newsletter, or other external and internal platforms.

Please feel free to tag the Gold Foundation in social media (@GoldFdtn on Twitter, Instagram; The Arnold P. Gold Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook) and reach out to our AVP Communications, Brianne Alcala, at balcala@gold-foundation.org to share any announcements. We look forward to hearing their stories and sharing these champions of humanistic care with the wider Gold community.

Coordinating with affiliated institutions

Several contacts at your institution, as well as leadership of your affiliated and partner institutions, may have invitations to submit three Champions of Humanistic Care. For example, if your healthcare system has a medical school, leadership at both levels may have received communication from the Gold Foundation. Please coordinate both internally and with leadership of your affiliated and partner institutions so that we receive only one set of honorees from your wider healthcare system.

Submission form

Please fill out the form below to honor 3 individuals from your wider healthcare community:

  • 1 physician
  • 1 nurse
  • 1 member of your expansive team (all are eligible, including, but not limited to, phlebotomists, therapists, scribes, security and safety staff members, food services staff members, hospitality staff members, etc.)

Please note that you CANNOT save this form and come back to it, so please have all information ready to input and submit. We have prepared this downloadable Word document with all form fields as a safe place to save your work. Once you have gathered all information and photos of your three honorees, please proceed below to the form.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kerry Ford at kerry@gold-foundation.org or 201-735-8722.