MUSC Presidential Update - Values in Action Awards February 9, 2021

Dear MUSC family,

Our values are the heart of the institution, and each day, these values are exhibited by employees who help to fulfill MUSC's vision statement: Leading Health Innovation for the Lives We Touch.

The President's Values in Action awards recognize five deserving employees who demonstrate MUSC's five values: compassion, respect, innovation, collaboration and integrity. As an institution and as individuals, our commitment to these values has never been more important as we navigate our way through a global pandemic.

For 2020, nominations for the President’s Values in Action awards focused on how our MUSC family members exemplified our five core values in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the course of receiving the 2020 nominations, I realized that some individuals create such a huge impact – not just on MUSC but across our state and local communities – and these individuals deserve special recognition. Thus, the President’s Impact Award was born.

Please take a few moments to watch this powerful video that features this year’s Values in Action and Impact awardees:

In addition, I hope you’ll read the nominations of the individual winners featured in MUSC Catalyst News; their individual achievements and commitment to teamwork are inspiring.

Each day, so many people at MUSC go above and beyond, and I need your help in recognizing the diverse, creative, heroic and best efforts of these outstanding individuals in 2021. The nomination process is simple, and there is plenty of time before the Oct. 19 deadline to submit nominations. Nominees can be submitted from any department across the MUSC enterprise, including the MUSC Regional Health Network, and do not need to be pandemic-specific for the 2021 cycle.

Thank you for all you do to strengthen each other and our institution and, in turn, the communities we serve.

Yours in service,

David J. Cole, M.D., FACS
MUSC President