Recognize an Outstanding Colleague

Nomination Guidelines

  • The colleague you nominate must have worked for the organization for at least 6 months
  • The colleague can be a manager, director, vice president, peer, or physician for Mercy Health, Mercy Health Physician Partners or Shared Services
  • A colleague can only win a Living Our Values Colleague Award once
  • A Living Our Values Colleague Award cannot be received by a colleague who has had corrective action within the last year. After you submit your nomination, our Human Resources department will check to make sure that the nominee meets this requirement

Our Core Values

For each section below, please give specific examples and an explanation on how the nominee is Living Our Values:


We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person. The colleague:

  • Connects with compassion and courtesy
  • Respects every person
  • Uses preferred names, introduces themself, their role, and what they are doing
  • Smiles, acknowledges others, opens doors, makes eye contact, and says please and thank you
  • Is aware of their facial expressions and body language


We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to our care. The colleague:

  • Engages every day with an owner’s mind and a servant’s heart
  • Supports others in fulfilling our Mission
  • Owns every problem and seeks to find a resolution
  • Practices self-care and invests in their own resilience


We are faithful to who we say we are. The colleague:

  • Is a champion for our Mission and Core Values
  • Puts people at the center of all they do by being present and attentive
  • Practices gratitude
  • Takes responsibility for their role as a team member


We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including the sustainability of Earth. The colleague:

  • Makes every moment matter.
  • Builds and maintains healthy and trusting relationships
  • Avoids judging others because of differences or circumstances
  • Listens and avoids interrupting and multitasking

Commitment to Those Who Are Poor

We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable. The colleague:

  • Reaches out to help those in need
  • Escorts patients/family to their location
  • Notices when others are suffering or struggling and reaches out to comfort and assist them


We embrace a culture that prevents harm and nurtures a healing, safe environment for all.  The colleague:

  • Is responsible for their own safety and the safety of others
  • Speaks up whenever they have a safety concern and expresses gratitude to others who raise a safety concern
  • Communicates clearly and directly with others when a high-risk situation exists
  • Is alert and prepared to stop every time they sense a risky situation
  • Addresses abusive, disruptive, discriminatory, or culturally insensitive behaviors
  • Promotes a healing, safe environment through their words and actions