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All leaders serving VUMC are eligible with the exception of executive leadership* guided by the following criteria:

  • Nominees in a leadership position for at least one year.
  • Nominees must be in good standing and nominations must be supported by - one up- leader.
  • Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominees must demonstrate consistent practices that impact success across the five pillars and demonstrate consistent Credo behavior.

Supporting documentation may include:

  • Illustrative stories and specific examples
  • Community Survey results
  • Turnover and retention rates
  • Patient Satisfaction data
  • Quality data
  • Research awards
  • Financial performance data
  • Innovative implementations that improve performance
  • Departmental / interdepartmental survey data
  • Recognition data
  • Demonstration of the Credo Behaviors

*Executive Leader Eligibility - Senior leaders reporting directly to the President and CEO or Deputy CEO are not eligible.

The purpose of the Five Pillar Leader Award is to recognize exceptional leaders who consistently model a balanced approach to leadership across the five pillars and demonstrate Credo behaviors.
Nominee Name: Phone:
Department: Position:
One Up Leader:
Nominated by: Your Phone:

Provide specific stories, examples and documentation of how the nominee demonstrates
excellence consistently in each pillar.

1. People

2. Service

3. Quality

4. Growth & Finance

5. Innovation

Provide a specific example or story of how the nominee consistently demonstrates
Credo behavior(s).

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