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Values in Action

The Medical University of South Carolina’s 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. Each year, the President’s Values in Action award recognizes five deserving employees who demonstrate MUSC’s five values:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity

These five values also lay the framework for determining values at local levels of the organization (e.g. hospital entities, support services, colleges, etc.) with the goal that all values map back into these five institutional standards to provide the best care and services to the communities we serve.

Award Criteria

  • Nominations are submitted to recognize an individual who has demonstrated one of the five institutional values within the course of the current calendar year between January and October. Only five winners will be chosen during this time; one winner per MUSC value.
  • Nominees can be submitted from any department across the MUSC enterprise.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Diversity and inclusion is a priority for the criteria of the Values in Action award, as the aim is to offer an award and recognition opportunity to all department and team members. This will provide an inclusive opportunity to recognize values that are demonstrated from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets.
  • With all of the positive and proactive efforts for employee recognition that are already in place, the Values in Action award is yet another opportunity to highlight the good work of an individual at an institutional level; it is not intended to take the place of existing employee recognition departmental awards. If you know of an individual who has applied for a departmental award that happens to align with the Values in Action award, it is acceptable to also submit a nomination for the Values in Action award to provide an alternative form of recognition.


For specific questions regarding the Values in Action award, please contact Courtney Wagoner.