HOW TO NOMINATE A STAFF MEMBER FOR AN AWARD
Employees like to be recognized and appreciated for the work they perform for their
employer. The Augusta University and AU Health employee recognition program provides
an opportunity to recognize and thank staff for their valuable contributions in areas
of achievement, service, and teamwork.
Each award has its own eligibility and award criteria. Please review the nomination
guidelines thoroughly when submitting your nomination and share clear specific examples
of the outstanding work or service the nominee has performed or exhibited.
Deadline for all nominations is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. The awards
ceremony/program will be announced soon!
To nominate someone, please click below. All nominations are submitted online and
self-nominations are not permitted. Prior to submitting a nomination, please review
the description of each award and guidelines below.
Clay Adamson Facilities Services Employee of the Year Award
The Clay Adamson Facilities Services Employee of the Year Award recognizes excellence
in job performance during the previous year by a Facilities Service Division employee
for Augusta University. This award is made possible by an endowment fund established
by Mr. Clay Adamson Jr. Mr. Adamson was the Director of the Medical College of Georgia
Physical Plant Division which is now Facilities Services Division of Augusta University
until his retirement in 1997 after 30 years of dedicated service.
James A. & Erie P. Blissit Award
The James A. & Erie P. Blissit Award honors an Augusta University employees who performs
outstanding administrative support services and promotes a positive image for Augusta
University. This award is made possible by an endowment fund established by the late
James A. Blissit. Mr. Blissit was the vice president and Treasurer Emeritus of the
Medical College of Georgia now Augusta University. The award is in memory of his late
wife, Erie, who retired from the Medical College of Georgia after 30 years of service.
Mrs. Blissit served 17 years as an administrative assistant to the president.
Golden Pen Award
The Golden Pen Award recognizes employees who have reached a significant level of
achievement and excellence in both their professional career and in their promotion
of Augusta University and AU Health by publishing and/or presenting outside Augusta
University. Nominees must demonstrate skills of both style and clarity of presentation
in one or more articles published in a professional journal or publication during
the previous 12 months and should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and effort
through a speaking engagement at a professional conference during the previous 12
Hospital Quality Excellence Award
AU Health, and the Medical Center in particular, recognizes and rewards employees
who participate or lead performance improvement projects that enhance hospital wide
safety and quality. This award identifies individuals who make a significant impact
in the care we provide to our patients and their families by consistently promoting
a culture of quality.
Service Excellence Award
The Service Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance and service to the
Augusta University community by exhibiting exemplary interactions with fellow employees,
students, patients, and their families.
The SPIRIT Award recognizes an individual who embodies the values of Augusta University
and AU Health. It honors someone who consistently sets the ethical bar high in managing
resources, making daily decisions and service delivery. Nominees should be employees
who embrace guiding principles set for the greater good which inspire the trust of
The Teamwork Award recognizes high performing teams who model open communication,
trust, cooperation and respect for differences by building effective and collaborative
relationships to accomplish organizational goals.