Hackensack Meridian Health launched the Bear’s Den in 2019 to reward team members who develop and implement innovative ideas and solutions that positively impact patients and make HMH a better place to work.
The Monocle Awards is a new Bear’s Den award program aimed at identifying ideas our team members have implemented that could potentially be scaled up across the network.
Have you or a colleague implemented a creative solution to a problem? If so, we want to hear about it.
Step 1 Access the Submission Form on the Exchange here.
Step 2 Take 5 minutes to fill out the form and tell us about your or your colleague’s solution. (Please note: All implemented ideas and solutions are welcome; if you have more than one, submit them all!)
Step 3 Your submission(s) will be judged on the following by an interdisciplinary group of judges:
- Clearly defined problem or challenge
- Impact on patient care and patient safety
- Impact on team members’ workday
- Likelihood that others in the network can benefit from implementing the idea
Step 4 Finalists will have a chance to pitch their solutions live to the judges – but don’t worry, it will not be much work and we will provide you with a coach.
Step 5 Winners will enjoy recognition across the network and great prizes.
If you have any questions, please send them to MonocleAwards@HMHN.ORG.
To learn more about the program, including FAQs, timeline, and roles and responsibilities, please visit http://www.hmhn.org/MonocleAward.
February 3 – Submission period opens
March 14 – Submission period closes
March 24 – Semi-finalists announced
April 6 – Finalists announced
April 22 – Finalists pitch their ideas to judges
April 29 – Winners announced