Friday, August 23, 2013

Nominations sought for MGH Disability Champion Award

The MGH Employees with Disabilities Resource Group will award its first MGH Disability Champion Award this fall in recognition of staff who exhibit exemplary commitment to advocacy and accessibility for persons with disabilities.

MGH and MGPO employees, and Partners HealthCare employees who directly support the MGH, are eligible to nominate or be nominated for this award. Employees must have completed a minimum of one year of continuous service, be full- or part-time employees in good standing according to Human Resources policies. Self nominations will not be accepted and individuals in jobs that focus on disability advocacy and accessibility are not eligible.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 30. The winner of the MGH Disability Champion Award will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 29 and receive a plaque and a $1,000 award.

Nominees must meet at least one of the following selection criteria:

•  Exhibit extraordinary commitment to disability issues and people with disabilities beyond the duties
and responsibilities associated with the employee’s job at the MGH.

•  Enhance the patient and work experience of MGH patients and staff with disabilities, as well as their families and visitors.

•  Establish and promote relationships within the MGH or external agencies to strengthen the hospital’s commitment to persons with disabilities.

To nominate a colleague, visit

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