Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19

ABOUT THE RECOGNITION PROGRAMME

 

In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic – the International Hospital Federation (IHF) launches the IHF COVID-19 Response Recognition Programme to acknowledge actions and responses of hospitals and health service providers around the world that went “beyond the call of duty”. With a mission to support hospital performance improvement, this recognition is provided to hospitals and health service providers which proactively put in place outstanding and innovative organisational responses or actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic in their region or country.

 

Recipients of the recognition will receive a certificate, “Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19: The IHF COVID-19 Response Recognition Programme”, and extensive publicity across all IHF media.

 

An IHF special publication entitled “Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19” will also be produced to feature selected innovative, enlightening and impactful COVID-19 responses, and their authors will be offered the opportunity to present in an IHF Webinar/Podcast.

 

KEY DATES

 

Open for entries- 15 July 2020

Deadline for submission- 1 September 2020

Notification to recipients – 30 October 2020

 

For inquiries, contact us at beyondthecallofduty@ihf-fih.org.

HOW TO SUBMIT

 

Submission Process

  • To submit an entry, the submitter has to create an account or log-in to the online submission platform.
  • The submitter has to fill out the form and answer the questions. Documents can also be uploaded to support the entry.
  • Entries submitted must be in English. Supporting documents can be in the national language.

 

Eligibility and Entry Rules

  • Each organisation is only allowed one entry.
  • Only hospitals and health service providers (public or private) can submit entries.
  • Consultancy companies or vendors representing public/private hospitals or healthcare facilities are NOT eligible to submit entries.
  • All entries must be for responses or actions that have been completed or substantially completed during the COVID-19 pandemic with quantifiable achievements/results/outcomes which can demonstrate innovation and/or excellence of the healthcare organisation.
  • It is expected that these responses or actions were proactively taken by hospital leaders to put in place processes, mechanisms and/or protocols under their initiative that have gone beyond the recommendations provided by the health authorities and have resulted not only in capacitating the hospital to better take care of COVID-19 patients, but also to better respond to health needs of the community at a time when most resources were mobilised for the COVID-19 response.
  • These responses or actions should have put in place new modalities of work and relations between stakeholders that are promising beyond the COVID-19 crisis and that could be, for example, related to internal actions (breaking silos, enhancing governance, promoting teamwork, etc), actions for the patients (delivering new services, implementing new modalities for clinical management, etc.) and the community (promoting public health action, creating new cooperation with vendors or community stakeholders, etc.)
  • The entry should be endorsed by the CEO of the organisation or equivalent. The CEO recommendation letter should be in the organisation’s letterhead.
  • The name of the organisation and the title of the COVID-19 response or action entered on the online submission platform are final and will be used in the certificate and other materials.
  • IHF will be granted permission to use all submitted entries/materials for publication.

VALIDATION PROCESS

 

Initial Screening: Validation for Recognition

The entries will be validated by a Review Committee according to a grid of eligibility or criteria. All eligible COVID-19 responses or actions will be receiving recognition.

 

Second screening: Selection of Entries for Publication

Entries with enlightening, innovative and impactful actions that are supported by a well-written presentation with potential for publication will be identified by the reviewers and shortlisted for second screening. The Programme Committee will then decide from the shortlist which entries will be included on the IHF special publication “Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19”.

RECOGNITION CRITERIA

 

Entries will be validated by the Review Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Originality or innovativeness of the action, in context of the hospital/region/country
  • Proactiveness of the hospital or health service provider to put in place effective responses to COVID-19 beyond their call of duty
  • Significant impact of the action in responding to the COVID-19 threat
  • Enhancement of staff engagement, community mobilisation, and breaking the silos to combat COVID-19
  • Clarity of writing or presentation of submitted entry

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

 

Partnering with the IHF in this initiative is a unique opportunity to be seen as a leader in your industry that puts forth value in recognising outstanding hospitals and health service providers that went “beyond the call of duty” in creating innovative, enlightening and impactful responses in facing COVID-19 pandemic in their country or region. Let us provide an avenue to recognise game-changing efforts in fighting a global cause.

 

For sponsorship opportunities contact:

Eleonor Angeles

eleonor.angeles@ihf-fih.org

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