The Anderson Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Nursing and Patient Care

Anderson Awards are made possible through the generous philanthropic support of Gail and Doug Anderson, who value the nursing profession and the outstanding care nurses provide to their patients and families.

The awards will recognize nursing excellence and honor nurses who demonstrate outstanding care in their profession. These awards celebrate nurses who go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care, compassion, and leadership qualities. The Anderson Family Nursing Excellence Award acknowledges and appreciates the role that nurses play in the well-being of patients and their families.

Nominations: Nurses may be nominated by a patient, colleague, supervisor, physician, or a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nursing Award Committee. All awardees and nominees will be recognized at the Award Ceremony. Nomination criteria and nomination form are both provided below. 

Eligibility Requirements: Nominees must be have been employed for a minimum of six (6) months with Hartford Hospital and/or the Institute of Living, have a “meets expectations” or above on their most recent performance evaluation, and have not received a formal improvement document of step 2 or higher.

Monetary Award: The recipients will be asked to use the monetary gift to do something ‘fun’.

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2024, at 5 p.m.

For questions: Please contact Samantha Cote at Samantha.Cote@hhchealth.org

Nomination Criteria

Exceptional Care – Demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and patient care, achieving positive outcomes and improvements in patient well-being

Compassion – Advocates for patients’ needs with a caring and compassionate attitude, support and comfort during challenging times

Leadership – Takes on leadership roles with the nursing team or healthcare organization, mentoring and inspiring colleagues to excel in their roles, contributing to the development and implementation of innovative healthcare practices

Discretionary Effort – Goes above and beyond in meeting the healthcare needs of patients and/or their families, takes initiative in identifying and addressing challenges, engages in continuous learning and professional development

2024 Anderson Awards Nomination Form

Nominator Section

For those nominating a nurse for an Anderson Award, please provide your contact information below.

Are you an employee of Hartford Hospital or the Institute of Living?(Required)

2024 Anderson Award Nomination

To the best of your ability, please provide the requested information on the nurse you are nominating for an Anderson Award.

Letters Recognizing Nominee's Outstanding Nursing Contributions

Please Note: While highly encouraged, these letters are not required for submission. You may upload up to three documents. You may be asked to publicly read your letter at the Awards Ceremony. Maximum file size is 2 MB. PDF and Microsoft Word files are encouraged.

Max. file size: 2 MB.
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Max. file size: 2 MB.