Nomination form 

Sponsored by the Family Advisory Council to recognize care providers for outstanding commitment to family-centered care. The Excellence in Family-Centered Care Award gives families an opportunity to recognize and honor care providers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to family-centered care.

Awards are presented two times per year. Nominations must be submitted by February 15 or July 31.

What is family-centered care?

At the very heart of family-centered care is the recognition that family is the constant in a child's life. With this, Children's staff understand that each family has an important role on their child's health care team.

Family-centered care is more than treating a child's family well. Children's goes further to respect and recognize that both staff and family bring knowledge, skills, and experience to caring for a child.

The core concepts of family-centered care are:

  • Choice
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Constancy
  • Family strengths
  • Flexibility
  • Respect
  • Support

Who can be nominated for this award?

Any employee, professional staff member, or care team can be nominated. The nominee must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Performance that demonstrates outstanding commitment to family-centered care.
  • Care for your child should address at least six of the eight core concepts of family-centered care, as listed in this brochure.
  • The care or experience must have occurred within the previous 12 months.

How to submit a nomination

Download a PDF of the nomination form or request a nomination from the Family Advisory Council ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Complete the nomination form (submit additional paper as needed). Mail or fax the nomination to:

The Family Advisory Council

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

2525 Chicago Avenue South

Mail Stop 32-2120,

Minneapolis, MN 55404,

Fax: (612) 813-7926.

For more information

For more information about the Excellence in Family-Centered Care Award or a membership to the Family Advisory Council, please contact the Council at (612) 813-7696 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .