Our Philosophy

Ceca’s program is based on the power of recognition. We believe that all workers have a fundamental need for appreciation and a sense of belonging to help them reach their potential. We believe that peer-to-peer recognition is a powerful motivator, and one of the best ways to honor co-workers and encourage engagement. We believe that engaged workers with positive attitudes perform at higher levels, leading to improved patient care and better patient experience.

Ceca Provides its Healthcare Partners with a Bundle of Tools
and Services To Support its Caregiver Award Program



An easy-to-use website, that enables caregivers, patients
and their families to recognize outstanding caregivers.



An application which announces honorees; shows summaries of nominations and photos of nominees. Prominently placed at partner healthcare facilities.


Evaluation Tools


Reporting and analysis that tracks the number and nature of award nominations.

Feedback and Measurement Tools


Polling software that enables measurement of the program’s effectiveness and blind-pool comparisons to other healthcare communities; used by the Selection Panel to select Ceca Award honorees.


On-site Training


To introduce the management and staff of participating healthcare communities to our recognition process, tools, and best practices.


Best Practices


Continuous coaching and forums among participating healthcare communities that share experiences and practices that promote success.


The Ceca Caregiver Award

Ceca’s Caregiver Award Program is designed to recognize, celebrate, and reward caregivers who have been selected for their exceptional patient care. Ceca Foundation’s peer-to-peer recognition program makes submitting frequent, meaningful recognition easy for co-workers, residents/patients, and guests. These acts of extraordinary kindness are captured every day in the form of nominations collected through a secure website.

The process is simple:

A caregiver who is moved to recognize one of their peers, logs into the website


They write a small story about the person they wish to recognize

They click a button to submit and they are done!

That person is now eligible for the Ceca Award. For additional recognition, nominations are also posted on a Ceca Foundation provided and maintained CecaTV for everyone to see.

The Honoree Selection Panel

At the end of each submission period, the nominations collected by our system are evaluated by a panel of judges. This small panel is made up of representatives from Ceca, our Healthcare Partner, and the cared for community. This panel reviews the posts and selects that period’s Ceca Award Honoree. Major consideration for the award is given to those that best exemplify qualities of empathy, humor, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork in treating patient residents.

Recipients are honored with the genuine respect and positive recognition from their peers and patients. Additionally, honorees receive a $250 prize. While the financial rewards are designed to be meaningful, the Ceca Award is fundamentally about the priceless recognition given by fellow staff members. Together with patients and their families, Ceca seeks to celebrate and thank caregivers for their outstanding work.

The Ceca Award Platform


  • Our proprietary software platform
  • Network services
  • Program marketing and operations support
  • Program evaluation tools
  • Monetary awards for honorees

All of these benefits help to ensure program continuity at partner organizations, and frees-up scarce resources for their other priorities.