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Virtual CAVS Study Group Part I

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET, Noon CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT

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SIZE DOESN’T MATTER: Big or Small Can Have It All!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, Noon MT, 11:00 a.m. PT

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Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE)

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 HAVE Award winners!

Community Service:
MediSys Health Network-Jamaica
Hospital Medical Center
The Breastfeeding Volunteer
Counselor Program
Jamaica, NY

Community Outreach:
Texas Health Resources
Faith Community Nursing
Arlington, TX

In Service:
SSM Health, St. Mary's Hospital
Patient Hand Massage
Madison, WI
Blank Children's Hospital
Festival of Trees & Lights
Des Moines, IA

The winners will be honored at the AHVRP 51st Annual Conference & Exposition, September 13-16, Dallas, TX.


The Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program was established by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees to showcase outstanding volunteer programs. 

In addition to acknowledging the value of volunteerism to individual lives and institutions, the awards program is designed to:

  • Highlight volunteers services that are engaged in improving health care.
  • Encourage service that exceeds expectations as a result of innovation, creativity and leadership.
  • Promote visibility and goodwill toward the hospital or health care system.
  • Promote collaboration among provider organizations and community service entities to improve the quality of life of local citizens.

Nominations are open to organizations that are institutional members of AHA.  The awards honor specific volunteer service areas or programs – not volunteer departments as a whole.

2019 HAVE Brochure

Submit a 2019 HAVE Nomination - Nomination process is closed.

2019 Sample HAVE Nomination Form

2019 HAVE Timeline 

View the 2018 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

 View the 2017 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2016 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2015 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

For more information, please contact Todd Ross, Governance and Operations Manager, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP) at tross@aha.org or (312) 422-3937. 

American Hospital Association 2018 Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) recipients, Sept. 30, 2018, Chicago, Ill.,: Dr. Rozen Patterson, Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) And HAVE Awards Selection Committee Chair, Broward Health Medical Center Chris Everett Children’s Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Becky Moldaver, Kim Jaworski, Sarah Hendrickson, MetroHealth System, Cleveland, Ohio,  Charisse A. Oland, Brandalee Sikora, Jan Giedd, HSHS St. Joseph Hospital, Chippewa, Wis., Kathy E. Good, Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Demetrius Carroll, Kaia Carroll and Amy Glazer, Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, N. J.


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