2019 AHA Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE)

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The 2019 HAVE Awards nomination process is open.

The Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program was established by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees to showcase outstanding volunteer programs.

In addition to acknowledging the value of volunteerism to individual lives and institutions, the awards program is designed to:

  • Highlight volunteers services that are engaged in improving health care.
  • Encourage service that exceeds expectations as a result of innovation, creativity and leadership.
  • Promote visibility and goodwill toward the hospital or health care system.
  • Promote collaboration among provider organizations and community service entities to improve the quality of life of local citizens.

Nominations are open to organizations that are institutional members of AHA. The awards honor specific volunteer service areas or programs – not volunteer departments as a whole.

2019 HAVE nominations are being accepted from December 1, 2018, to February 11, 2019

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Submit a 2019 HAVE Nomination

2019 Sample HAVE Nomination Form

2019 HAVE Timeline

View the 2018 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2017 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

For more information, please contact Ursula Pawlowski, CAVS, Governance and Operations Manager, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP) at upawlowski@aha.org or (312) 422-3725.