Rewards and Recognition

Kennedy is committed to recognizing and rewarding service excellence.

Kennedy Associates Are Expected to Exemplify the Following SPIRIT Standards

SERVICE: Go the "extra mile" to meet customer expectations in a timely manner.
PERFORMANCE: Implement thoughtful and creative ways to provide efficient, high-quality service.
INNOVATION: Think "Big Picture" in problem solving.
RESPECT: Deal with complex situations while protecting privacy and confidentiality.
INTEGRITY:Take leadership role in promoting ethics in department.
TEAMWORK: Instill a sense of enthusiasm in team members.

Associate Recognition Program

Kennedy is committed to recognizing and rewarding service excellence.  One way in which associate performance is recognized is through the Associate Recognition Program.  This program is designed to recognize teams or individuals who are outstanding in the areas of quality performance and/or project- driven activities.  Nomination forms are reviewed quarterly by the Associate Recognition Council,  comprised of representatives throughout the System.  If chosen, associates are recognized for their accomplishments and receive the following:

  • Lapel pin
  • Gift card
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Selection of a gift from an awards list
  • Photograph and recognition in the Kennedy Kronicle
  • ARP reserved parking
  • Invitation to a catered luncheon in the boardroom with our President and CEO Joseph W. Devine

All associates are encouraged to participate in the recognition process.  By doing so, we reinforce associates’ efforts to achieve Kennedy Health System’s mission, vision and objectives.  There is nothing more satisfying than receiving recognition for a job well done and celebrating your good efforts.

Associate Appreciation Day

The Kennedy Health System annually designates a special day during National Hospital Week to  celebrate Associate Appreciation Day.  This day is set aside to thank all our associates for their continued contributions to providing the best healthcare in our communities.  The day is filled with themed, delicious meals in our cafeterias, unique gifts and celebrations for all associates.

Service Recognition Awards

The Kennedy Health System values the continued loyalty, commitment, and service of its associates.  Each fall, we celebrate milestone achievements of associate service with a Reception Luncheon, showcasing our associates reaching 5,10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of dedicated employment during the year. All honorees and their managers are invited to attend this special luncheon, hosted by the Executive Management team.  The formal meal and gift raffle highlight this day as one outward sign of appreciation for our most valuable asset - our associates.

Each honored associate receives a gift selection packet in the mail and can choose a gift from many options at each level of service.  The gifts are then sent directly to the associates’ homes. This long-standing tradition is one which Kennedy associates look forward to as they work toward each successive level of service.