Through various initiatives, Massachusetts General Hospital engages staff to improve the patient experience and recognizes those who ensure excellence in their everyday actions.
Excellence in Action
The Excellence in Action program seeks to recognize and reward those individuals and/or teams who have provided outstanding service to patients and/or colleagues, and who exemplify the values of Mass General.
Recipients are nominated through email or letters of commendation received by administration. Three to four recipients (individuals and/or teams/departments) are chosen each month, and are recognized by Mass General President Peter L. Slavin, MD.
Annual Patient Experience Awards
The annual Mass General Patient Experience Awards recognize practices, units, individuals, leaders and teams for their passion in providing an optimal experience to all patients and their families. There are two types of awards:
- Nomination-based awards recognize individuals, leaders, and teams/departments working hard to provide patients with compassionate care and an excellent overall experience
- Score-based awards are targeted at reinforcing achievement of goals or significant improvement in metrics
These awards acknowledge commitment and dedication to the patient experience, ensuring compassionate, empathetic and responsive care for the patients and families they serve.
Patient Experience Week Photo Contest
The Patient Experience Week Photo Contest is a chance for Mass General staff to show their passion, or their team’s passion, for the patient experience. Two winners are chosen each year based on their submissions.
Patient Experience Forums
The Patient Experience Forums are educational opportunities for all Mass General staff interested in learning practical strategies to optimize a compassionate and equitable care experience for patients and their families.