Employer of Excellence
Applications Are Now Open!
The prestigious Employer of Excellence awards recognize organizations that are top employers of PAs. Award benefits include recognition at the national AAPA Conference, discounted advertisement on AAPA’s job board, and much more.
Does your organization create a positive and supportive work environment for PAs? Submit your application or nominate your employer today!
2018-2019 Employer of Excellence Award Winners: Please complete the Returning Awardee Application.
Any organization located in the United States employing 10 or more PAs is eligible to apply for the Employer of Excellence Awards.
CHLM partnered with HealthStream to better understand what PAs value in their place of employment and identified 5 Key Drivers of PA Retention and Engagement as the criteria for the awards:
- A positive and supportive PA work environment
- Effective conflict management
- PA opportunities to provide meaningful input that leads to positive organizational change
- Communication that keeps PAs informed of organizational activity and decisions
- Leadership efforts to involve PAs in improving the quality of patient care
Learn more about Eligibility and Award Criteria in the Application Guidelines (PDF).
The online application for the 2020-21 EOE Awards opens Friday, November 1, 2019. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, February 7, 2020.
If you are a new applicant or previous applicant who was not selected, please apply using the New Awardee Application.
If your organization received a 2018-19 EOE award, you may apply to maintain your status using the abbreviated Returning Awardee Application.
First-time applicants and organizations that previously applied but were not selected to become EOE awardees must complete the three-step CHLM Employer of Excellence New Awardee Application.
Organizations that received a 2018-19 Employer of Excellence award are now able to reapply to maintain their status as an awardee after the initial two-year time period using the abbreviated two-step Returning Awardee Application. If approved, this designation will be valid for an additional two years. After that time, Returning Awardees may reapply every two years using the abbreviated application.
First-time applicants and organizations that previously applied but were not selected to become EOE awardees are not eligible to use this abbreviated application and must complete the CHLM Employer of Excellence New Awardee Application.
The Employer of Excellence Award is a two-year designation.
All winners will be recognized and showcased for their achievement across CHLM and AAPA channels, including the official award presentation at the national AAPA Conference in Nashville, TN, May 16-20, 2020.
Winners also receive an official CHLM Employer of Excellence Awards Communications and Marketing Toolkit for use when publicizing the award on their organization’s channels (i.e., website, social media, newsletter, etc.). A full list of award benefits and details about the award presentation can be found in the Application Guidelines (PDF).
Organizations recognized as Employers of Excellence for their success in creating workplaces with high PA engagement and satisfaction will be more likely to benefit from:
- enhanced recruitment of highly qualified PAs from across the country
- increased retention rates and reduced turnover rates among PAs
- serving as a resource in communicating to patients that engaged, involved, and satisfied PAs lead to better patient care and quality outcomes
- being showcased as model PA employers in the healthcare industry, providing opportunities to share their stories of effective team practice and PA-positive work environments.
The Perks of Being an Employer of Excellence
In their own words, healthcare employers from across the country share how being selected as a CHLM Employer of Excellence benefits their organizations.