Excellence in Spiritual Care Award (ESCA)

Show the World That You Deliver Excellent Spiritual Care

The Excellence in Spiritual Care Award from HealthCare Chaplaincy NetworkTM is a prestigious recognition of excellence in spiritual care in your organization

The Excellence in Spiritual Care Award program:
  • Sends the message that your organization is committed to identifying and optimally addressing your patients’ spiritual and religious needs
  • Identifies areas in your spiritual care program in need of improvement—and provides consultation to achieve goals
  • Assists in more fully integrating chaplaincy services into your overall health care delivery
  • Helps your organization meet the Joint Commission’s standards for spiritual care
  • Increases the visibility of your spiritual care program within your organization and community
  • Validates the excellence of spiritual care delivery within your organization by a leader in spiritual care

For more detailed information click here to download the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award flyer.

Please contact: Rev. Brian Hughes, BCC – 212.644.1111 ext. 261 or bhughes@healthcarechaplaincy.org

FAQS

The award signifies that your organization is committed to addressing your patients’ spiritual and religious needs through the best practices in spiritual care.

By applying for the award you’ll undergo a thorough process of determining if you currently provide excellent spiritual care based on HCCN’s Standards of Excellence.

Our goal is to advance your spiritual care delivery and enable you to meet these standards for excellence.

To qualify for the award your organization must undergo a three-step process.

1. Assess

HCCN will provide you with a self-assessment tool to help determine your organization’s strengths and weaknesses as they relate to HCCN’s Standards of Excellence in Spiritual Care.

2. Assist

Once you’ve completed the self-assessment, then HCCN will:

Review the self-assessment with you to strategize how you can qualify to meet the Standards of Excellence in Spiritual Care, determining a course of action for building your strengths and improving the areas of weakness in spiritual care, providing up to three hours of consultation.

3. Award

After your organization has been assessed and/or implemented strategies for improving your spiritual care program, HCCN will determine if you qualify to receive the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award.

The process is based on how long it takes for your self-assessment and, if necessary, implementing strategies to improve areas of weakness identified in the overall evaluation process.

HCCN has identified 17 proprietary Standards of Excellence in Spiritual Care. To receive the award your organization must meet at least 9 of the 17 standards.

The standards of excellence include:

  • employing an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care
  • engaging in quality improvement projects
  • the strategic deployment of chaplaincy care resources

HCCN will work closely with you so that you successfully meet the standards.

This program will:

  • validate the excellence of spiritual care delivery within your organization by a leader in spiritual care
  • help insure your compliance with the Joint Commission’s standards as they relate to spiritual care
  • identify areas in your spiritual care program in need of
  • improvement
    improve the quality of your spiritual care program
  • increase the visibility of your spiritual care program within your organization and community
  • integrate chaplaincy services more fully into the overall delivery of health care in your organization

Your organization will:

  • receive the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award to be proudly displayed in your institution
  • receive the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award marketing materials
  • be listed on the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s website
  • be recognized at HCCN’s annual conference
  • receive a press release template to promote your organization’s achievement
Once your organization has received the award it remains in effect for two years. To maintain the award and stay current with the latest industry quality standards, organizations must reapply every two years and pay a re-assessment fee.

Contact:
Rev. Brian Hughes, BCC
212-644-1111 x261
bhughes@healthcarechaplaincy.org

Recipients

First awarded in June 2015
A distinguished member through May 2020
Hospital For Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

Award Presented April 2018
Aurora BayCare Medical Center
2845 Greenbrier Road, Green Bay, WI 54311

Award Presented January 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Award Presented April 2018
UPMC Pinnacle Cancer Institute
111 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Award Presented September 2016
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
40 S State St, Dover, DE 19901

Award Presented April 2018
UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
111 S. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Award Presented September 2016
Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital
21 W Clarke Ave, Milford, DE 19963

Award Presented December 2018
Trezevant Episcopal Retirement Community
177 North Highland Street, Memphis, TN 38111-4747

Award Presented March 2018
Sanford Bismarck
300 N. 7th Street, Bismarck, SD 58503

Award Presented February 2019
Eskenazi Health
720 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202


Award Presented March 2018
WellStar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Road, Austell GA 30106

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