Ceca Foundation Aids Health Care Organizations' Employee Recognition Awards and Recognition; Programs and Resources; Workforce Published:May 19, 2021 Page ContentEstablished in 2013 to “Celebrate caregiver” excellence, the Ceca Foundation recognizes and rewards the work of exceptional caregivers in health care communities around the country. The Ceca Award Program serves as a network for health care communities to demonstrate their commitment to core caregiving values, while ensuring staff are engaged and feel appreciated. Research shows these critical elements lead to higher safety and security, better staff retention, and improved quality care.The program uses proven recognition techniques and innovative technology to celebrate high-touch acts of care. It positively impacts patients and builds staff engagement, as a result, health care partners gain:Staff-wide engagement and recognition. The program’s platform encourages all employees to participate. In addition to monthly or quarterly Ceca Award Honorees who receive a monetary award, another 25-30% of staff are nominated and publicly recognized over the year.Reinforcement of your organization's objectives. Performance metrics support higher employee engagement and better retention of key staff, increasing teamwork and cohesion.A turnkey, independent, and not-for-profit resource. Ceca operates the program and underwrites most funding requirements. The program package includes Ceca’s proprietary software platform, program marketing and operations support, and monetary awards for honorees. This promotes maintenance of employee engagement and recognition efforts and doesn’t take time away from organizations to handle their usual workload. Watch this video to learn more about the program and its impact on health care organizations.