ASAE is proud to recognize the following 2018 Power of A Silver Award winners for their efforts to develop and showcase their industry value and benefits.

ANA Enterprise – Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge

Americans depend on nurses to prevent illness, alleviate suffering, and promote well-being through education and advocacy; however, consistently, nurses put the health of their patients and communities first, often above their own health. A study from the American Nurses Association shows that nurses are often less healthy than the rest of the nation, getting less sleep and under greater stress. To face this complex problem, ANA Enterprise developed a bold and innovative project: The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge, intended to improve the health of the nation by first improving the health of our nurses in five areas: physical activity, rest, nutrition, quality of life, and safety.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – ASGE GI Operations Benchmarking Survey

In an effort to help its members strengthen the infrastructure of their practices, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy replaced its current Endoscopic Operations Survey with a new GI Operations Benchmarking Platform. The enhanced and interactive data collection and analysis tool allows gastroenterology units to benchmark themselves against 125 operational and financial metrics across seven vital industry categories. The data represents the largest known collection of data from GI units participating in a GI operations benchmarking survey at one time and allows GI units in all settings to analyze trends, compare key operational, patient, procedure, personnel and financial metrics, contrast the data of their unit against the entire study dataset, and determine areas for improvement.

American Society of Anesthesiologists – Anesthesia SimSTAT

The American Society of Anesthesiologists partnered with CAE Healthcare to design and develop Anesthesia SimSTAT, a new virtual Operating Room interactive learning platform that leverages 3D Screen-Based Simulation to offer a virtual learning modality to ASA members and other clinicians. The training helps improve performance when managing anesthesia emergencies. Users interact with simulated patients, surgeons, medications, and equipment within 3D virtual clinical settings, including the operating room and post anesthesia care unit. A series of continuing education modules are being developed that incorporate modeled patient physiology and can be accessed from a laptop anywhere and anytime.

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association – HBA’s Bold New Brand: A united force for change

Gender parity is a critical business issue in many industries and certainly in HBA’s target market of healthcare/life sciences companies. Beginning in late 2016, HBA undertook a complete rebranding, shifting from a supportive association providing leadership development for women to advance the talent pool, to a progressive and bold association that gives confidence to key stakeholders that HBA is an association that will move the gender parity needle. In addition to new graphics and messaging, the mission was refreshed, and industry award programs were expanded to more directly recognize achievements align with the mission. Today, they are living their new brand as “a United force for change.”

National Affordable Housing Management Association – Specialist in Housing Credit Management

This program was designed to ensure that managers of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties have attained the knowledge, experience and competence required to excel professionally. NAHMA partnered with two associations to develop industrywide support for and participation in the SHCM program. The National Apartment Association Education Institute and LeadingAge joined the administration of the program through a Special Advisory & Technical Committee comprised of members of each association. Development was guided by standards established by the National Organization for Competency Assurance and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, with the assistance of HumRRO, and NAHMA’s own subject matter experts.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration – Move Mining

The Move Mining “Shark Tank” style competition was created to change the world’s perception of the mining industry. Individuals and teams from around the world used technology, creativity and innovation to share their ideas on how to positively change or “move” the public’s perception of mining in the areas of the economy, energy, environment, national security, infrastructure, innovation, technology and safety. The outreach and awareness achieved throughout the course of voting, along with public access to the concepts, initiates further conversations about the importance of mining.

Society of American Florists – Petal It Forward

For the third year in a row, SAF choreographed one of the most engaging initiatives in the floral industry’s history, Petal It Forward. With SAF’s leadership, 573 floral teams in 467 cities nationwide took to the streets with one simple goal: share the power of flowers with strangers, giving them the opportunity to be both a recipient and giver of kindness. Delighted passersby received two bouquets –one to keep, one to share – illustrating survey results that show that while 80% of people say getting flowers makes them happy, even more (88%) say giving flowers makes them happy. Through random acts of kindness, small businesses can be an agent of change, one simple gesture at a time.

A complete listing of Summit, Gold and Silver winners can be found here. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to all the winners.  Nominations will open in January for 2019 recognition.