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:
- Family strengths
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
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