Improve the human experience in healthcare and celebrate caregivers by volunteering as an Award Advisory Panelist for the Ceca Foundation.
As a volunteer panelist, you will beinvolved in your community by improving local healthcare services and building meaningful relationships with caregivers, patients, and residents. Your role on the panel is essential to the Ceca Award Program, which is designed to engage, recognize, and reward exceptional healthcare workers at partnering nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, and physical rehabilitation centers.
Program Overview Video: (copy and paste below in link in your browser)
The name Ceca was derived from the words "Celebrating Caregivers." We consider caregivers to include both clinical and non-clinical staff working in healthcare facilities, since every role can make a profound impact on the patients and residents they serve. As a representative of the Ceca Foundation, you will help select and recognize caregivers with the Ceca Award at a neighborhood healthcare facility. This comes with the opportunity to review touching and inspiring nominations detailing stories of exceptional patient and resident care provided by staff members. As a member of a three person panel, you will assist in selecting Ceca Award recipients for their outstanding caregiving contributions. This responsibility includes providing important feedback in ensuring individuals get recognized and appreciated for their efforts.
Award Advisory Panelist also help present the Ceca Award at subsequent celebrations for each honored caregiver. This is a fun opportunity to meet exceptional people, applaud their efforts, provide a much-needed pat on the back, and share a few laughs (and sometimes tears) in the process.
What You’ll Do/Benefits
Award Advisory Panelist accepted into the program will attend Selection Panel meetings monthly or quarterly (depending on the healthcare community award cycle), and are responsible for:
Reviewing nominations for each Award period and selecting finalists
Attending and representing the Ceca Foundation at Award Celebrations
Providing guidance on "best practices" as related to the Ceca Award program and encouraging caregiver participation
Volunteers must be age 18 and older, have upbeat personalities with strong public speaking skills, ability to travel to and from your assigned facility, and be comfortable in a healthcare environment.
Length of Time Commitment
We want our volunteers to engage and connect with the patients or residents and staff at their assigned healthcare facility. That way, the relationships you create become more meaningful and Ceca Honorees can be a reflection of that connection. Therefore, we ask volunteers to commit to at least one year of service.
Volunteers will spend approximately 2-4 hours per month or quarter (including travel time) reading about the exceptional acts of caregivers at our partner organization and attending the Selection Panel and Award Celebrations at their assigned facility. Any extra time spent interacting with community members and encouraging participation in the Award process is a bonus and at your discretion!
Learn More (copy and paste below in link in your browser)
Ceca Foundation was established in 2013 to celebrate caregiver excellence. Ceca’s mission is to promote high patient satisfaction by recognizing and rewarding outstanding caregivers. Ceca is a 501(c)3 Private Operating Foundation, devoting its resources to the active conduct of charitable activities.
Ceca Award honorees are selected from nominations submitted from their peers, managers, patients, residents and loved ones. Monthly or quarterly honorees are chosen by a panel of judges representing the Ceca Healthcare Partner, Ceca Foundation and a patient or resident advocate from the healthcare facility community. Honorees receive a $250 reward.*
*Award levels can be customized on a per facility basis and are subject to change based on evaluations.