This award recognizes a healthcare facility for their exceptional use of AHF Benchmarking EXPRESS™ to improve operations, patient care, and more, demonstrated by consistent use, KPI improvement, and innovative data use.


      • – All entries must be submitted in a single Word document that does not exceed 4 pages
        – Nominees must be an AHF member in good standing

        • Evaluation Criteria
        • – Consistent use of AHF Benchmarking EXPRESS™ over the past two years.
        • – Demonstrated improvement in key performance indicators (KPIs) using Benchmarking EXPRESS™ data.
        • – Effective use of Benchmarking EXPRESS™ data to improve facility operations.
        • – Active sharing of Benchmarking EXPRESS™ with administrators, staff, and others.

Entry must include the following on the front page:

      • – Nominator’s Name
        – Nominator’s Worksite/Company
        – Nominator’s Email Address
        – Nominee’s Name
        – Nominee’s Facility
        – Nominee’s Email Address
        – Nominee’s Preferred Phone Number
        – Nominee’s Facility Location
        – Nominee’s Facility Size/Bed Count

All entries must answer at least five of the following questions:

Question answers should be 750 words or less and submitted in a Word Document – download the Word Submission Form below. You may use photos to illustrate points.

      • – How have you used Benchmarking EXPRESS™ to identify areas for improvement at your facility?
      • – What specific steps have you taken to improve your KPIs using Benchmarking EXPRESS™ data?
      • – How have you used Benchmarking EXPRESS™ to report on your progress to administrators and staff?
      • – Can you provide specific examples of how your facility has used Benchmarking EXPRESS™ data to improve patient care, safety, or efficiency?
      • – How have you shared Benchmarking EXPRESS™ with others in the healthcare industry?
      • – What challenges have you faced in using Benchmarking EXPRESS™?
      • – How have you overcome these challenges?
      • – What advice would you give to other healthcare facilities about using Benchmarking EXPRESS™ to improve their performance?
      • – What are your future plans for using Benchmarking EXPRESS™ to improve your facility?
      • Optional: This submission can be accompanied by a one-page synopsis and no more than ten (10) PowerPoint slides.

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2024 Awards Nominations are closed. Winners will be notified by May 17th.