Values in Action

Values in Action awards

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 program recognizes employees who go above and beyond to demonstrate MUSC's five values: compassion, respect, innovation, collaboration and integrity.

Award Submission Process

  • Fill Out the Nomination Form
    • Nomination information must include:
      • Sponsor Name, Email, Department
      • Nominee Name, Email, Department
      • Value Demonstrated: Compassion / Respect / Innovation / Collaboration / Integrity
      • A letter of recommendation from the sponsor, addressed to President Cole, explaining why the nominee is worthy of the award.
  • The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2023.
  • Sponsors will receive a certificate of nomination for their nominee and are asked to present this certificate at their discretion. Sponsors of the individuals selected for awards will receive a separate notification and details about award presentations in November.
  • Winners will be chosen by President Cole based on the award criteria outlined below:
    • 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 September. All award recipients will receive a certificate, a keepsake, an engraved brick in the Charleston Medical District Greenway and a monetary award.
    • Nominations can be submitted from any department across the MUSC enterprise, including the MUSC Regional Health Network.
    • Nominations for individuals will be accepted. Self-nominations and team nominations will not be accepted.
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion are considered as part of the criteria for the Values in Action award, as the aim is to offer an award and recognition opportunity to all MUSC family members. This provides an inclusive opportunity to recognize values that are demonstrated from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets.


For specific questions regarding the Values in Action award, please contact Heather Woolwine.