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Employee Recognition



The STAR program is designed for anyone to nominate an employee who demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Service - Exceeds job expectations. Communicates clearly and courteously.
  • Teamwork - Strives to achieve excellence. Shares efforts.
  • Attitude - Goes the extra mile. Is positive, cheerful and caring.
  • Reverence - Shows respect for all. Listens to the needs of others.

Anyone can nominate a STAR.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.sjhsyr.org/recognition or patients and visitors may also use the printed forms located throughout the system.


The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month.

Employee Service Awards

Every year, the Office of Employee Experience and Human Resources organizes and hosts the Employee Service Awards to recognize milestone years of service. For more information, contact HR at 448-5575.

In addition, managers are notified about milestone service marks through a message from HR and given a voucher for a corsage (from the gift shop) for the employee to wear on the day to mark the occasion.

Sister Patricia Ann Awards

St. Joseph's Sister Patricia Ann Award is given annually to a physician, nurse and an employee, who exemplify the core values of excellence and stewardship. Winners are honored at a ceremony each March. The nursing and employee winners each receive $500 and a plaque. The physician winner will have his/her name engraved on a plaque that is displayed in the physicians' lounge.

St. Marianne Cope Award

The St. Marianne Cope Award is a new award, recognizing a physician, nurse and an employee who exemplify the core values of compassion and reverence. Given annually in May/June, nominations are accepted during the month of April.

Leadership in the Franciscan Tradition

This award ceremony is scheduled during the first week of October to coincide with St. Francis’ Feast Day on October 4. It honors a St. Joseph’s leader who, inspired by the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, is an example to all as a servant leader. Healthcare Week

Healthcare Week
A variety of events are planned during Healthcare Week each May to thank and recognize employees and physicians for their hard work each and every day. Some of the activities have included an ice cream social, North side business day and community service team building projects.

Volunteer of the Year

This award is given at the annual luncheon in October.

Manager’s Toolkit

Employee recognition is a communication tool that reinforces and rewards what’s most important to our organization: exemplifying our mission and values.  The toolkits are designed for managers to recognize any employee, any day of the year for doing something extraordinary.

Some of the items included in the kit are:

  • Thank you notes
  • Award certificates
  • Kathy’s Kudos scratch off tickets
  • Regal movie tickets
  • Delta Sonic Carwash passes
  • $5 Panera / $5 Dunkin Donuts gift cards

For suggestions or ideas about Employee Reward and Recognition, please contact Employee Reward and Recognition Council via: Mark Ferranti mark.ferranti@sjhsyr.org