Powered by ZigaForm version 3.9.8.5

2018 Award Winner – Vanderbilt Health System

All New CtUC Awards Program

Growing together is what has made CtUC so special for us at Censis.  To think we started this conference in a small meeting room on the west side of Nashville, and now we are a partner with over 950 facilities across North America is amazing!  Take a few minutes to learn about our traditional awards and three new awards for 2019; then start preparing your submission!

To kick this off right, we are offering a $50 discount on registration for everyone who submits for a 2019 CtUC Award.  If you have already registered, a credit of $50 will be refunded to your card.  Please contact events@censis.com to confirm your award submission and refund.

Finalist To Be Announced August 1st

Three finalists will be identified and announced on August 1st for each category. Those finalists will be offered the following: 

  • Private dinner at CtUC on Sunday night after Keynote and Reception with Censis Senior Leadership Team
  • Two additional $150 off discounts towards any additional 2019 registration
  • Facility/Personal Recognition via the following platforms:
    • Censis Social Media
    • CtUC Website
    • Special Award Finalist mark on CtUC 2019 Badge
    • Sunday Night Welcome & Kick-Off Presentation
    • CtUC Mobile App
Winners To Be Announced September 24th

Winners to be announced on Tuesday afternoon at CtUC 2019. Winners will receive the following:

  • On-stage recognition with Censis Leadership
  • Customize engraved trophy and framed certificate
  • Two free registrations for CtUC 2020
  • Special Award Winner mark on CtUC 2020 Badge
  • Facility/Personal Recognition in following ways:
    • Censis Press Release following CtUC 2019
    • Censis Social Media
    • CtUC Website and Post Conference Promotional Video

2019 CtUC Award Categories

Kevin Bevill System Award

Recognizes and honors the spirit of Censis’ beloved Kevin Bevill, who passed unexpectedly in 2013.  Kevin’s “We Can Do This” spirit strongly impacted not only the Censis organization but countless of our clients.

This award is for a System or Group of facilities that have embodied this mentality through project(s) in the last twelve months.  Projects can be focused on the department, organization, or community.

Submission for the Kevin Bevill System Award should explain how their team advanced at least one of the items below. Data, pictures (before/after), testimonies, or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Projects on enhancing Patient Safety
  • Giving back or serving others in the organization or in the community
  • Investment in the team edify their efforts for learning, growing, and patient safety
Kevin Bevill Facility Award

Recognizes and honors the spirit of Censis’ beloved Kevin Bevill, who passed unexpectedly in 2013.  Kevin’s “We Can Do This” spirit strongly impacted not only the Censis organization, but countless of our clients.

This award is for a single Facility that has embodied this mentality through project(s) in the last twelve months.  Projects can be focused on the department, organization, or community.

Submission for the Kevin Bevill System Award should explain how their team advanced at least one of the items below. Data, pictures (before/after), testimonies, or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Projects on enhancing Patient Safety
  • Giving back or serving others in the organization or in the community
  • Investment in the team edify their efforts for learning, growing, and patient safety
Mission First (VA/DOD)

Honors a Veteran Affairs or Department of Defense Sterile Processing Department that is continuously building confidence within their organization. The Mission First award highlights teams that use their skills to make sure the mission of great patient care is achieved.

Submission for the Mission First award should explain how their team advanced at least one of the items below. Data, pictures(before/after), testimonies or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Continued education and training of their teams
  • Advancing quality improvement
  • Promoting best practices in throughout the perioperative loop
Trailblazer (NEW in 2019)

Innovation is at the core of who Censis is, and we believe in honoring those who share this passion.  The Trailblazer award is meant to acknowledge the person or department using innovative and creative problem-solving to help their organization.

Submission for the Trailblazer Award should explain how their team used data, best practices, or other ideas to improve things around their department. Just a few samples of what a Trailblazer might have done are listed below but this list is not exhaustive.  Data, pictures (before/after), testimonies, or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Reducing the number of unused trays going to the OR
  • Using competencies to help with CE management
  • Decreasing the number of incomplete trays and using data to identify missing instruments
  • Use analytics to hold vendors accountable, decreasing late delivery and overdue pick-up
Change Maker (NEW in 2019)

Education is one of the key ways to help the future get better, and the ChangeMaker award recognizes the team or educator who uses unique methods to help their organization.  This award is for an education team or single educator that has embodied this mentality through project(s) in the last twelve months.

Submission for the ChangeMaker Award should explain how they used data, best practices, or other ideas to improve education methods and team member skills. Just a few samples of what a ChangeMaker submission might have done are listed below, but this list is not exhaustive.  Data, pictures (before/after), testimonies, or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Launching new programs
  • Using creative tools to encourage skill improvement
  • Designing fun and innovative activities to teach new skills
  • Using mentorship or train the trainer methods to help grow everyone’s skills
Better Together (NEW in 2019)

"Team work makes the dream work" is a saying people hear all the time but there is a big difference between saying it and living it.  The Better Together award is focused on finding a team of people who made a concentrated effort to get outside their own team/department and improve something together.  So many moving parts and teams play a critical role in the perioperative loop in the end impacting patient care.  Just a few of the different teams make up this strong unit is SPD, OR, Materials Management, IT, Surgeons, and vendors. 

The Better Together award acknowledges the person or department who is being intentional about improving, process, communication, and relationship with one more team outside their own.

Submission for the Better Together Award should explain how a person or department is being intentional about improving, process, communication, and relationship with one more team outside their own.  Just a few samples of what Better Together might look like are listed below, but this list is not exhaustive.  Data, pictures(before/after), testimonies, or other evidence are encouraged to help identify the 2019 winner.

  • Job shadow exchange programs
  • Sharing reporting, analytics, or other data to reduce costs, OR start times, etc.
  • Performed process improvement projects helping different teams strengthen communication and overall department effectiveness

Deadline for submissions is July 15th, 2019 

We can't wait to show
you Nashville from the
General Jackson Showboat!

Still Haven't Saved Your Seat?
Use Our Validation Package To Make Your Case NOW!

CtUC is a vital experience for staff in management roles who depend on our portfolio of products and services to understand how their department functions and how to maximize your facilities success.  Make sure to download our validation package and remember these three facts: 

  • 14+ CEs available, the most offered at any convention this year
  • One the most budget-friendly events located in Nashville and offers bundled pricing
  • Dedicated breakout sessions for in-depth product knowledge and hands-on training

2019 CtUC Awards Rules & Conditions

  1. Guidelines as defined above are how the CtUC awards' committee will evaluate and vote on award finalists and winners.  This committee will be made up of Censis Team Member from multiple departments.
    1. Names will be withheld from the committee's review of submissions to assure the submission that best meets the Award definition, in fact, wins.
  2. By submitting for any award, you are given permission for Censis to publish about you on any and all formats.
  3. All data submitted for an award is done so giving Censis permission to review all data and publish results related to how Censis Technologies solutions and services support any improvements shown in your submission.
  4. Winners will not be notified until the public announcement on Tuesday, September 24th.  However, it will be confirmed that all finalists will be present at CtUC 2019, so the winner(s) may receive their award during the Tuesday Event.