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BAYADA Awards

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice, created in 2004 by BAYADA Home Health Care, recognizes health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Application Form [PDF]

After you fill out our online application, you will be asked for these supporting documents:

  • A supporting letter from your supervisor stating his/her support and why the technology is important and innovative. PLEASE NOTE: This letter of support must be on official institution/agency letterhead and may be scanned for email or fax.
  • Your CV or resume.
  • Please email to amk377@drexel.edu, or FAX to 267.359.5724, Attn: Amanda Keen.

Presentation of Awards - at the BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series on April 24, 2018. Winners must be present; accommodation, travel and expenses will be paid.

THE CRITERIA

The judges will consider the technology's innovativeness and its impact on health care education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the two categories listed below.  Individual and Team submissions are welcome.

The categories for submission include:

  • Patient Care: Improving efficiency of health care delivery, preventing/decreasing errors and improving outcomes; or
  • Health Care Education (both didactic and clinical): Innovation in curricular delivery methods, improving student competency and learning outcomes.

THE JUDGING

All submissions will be blinded (identities of the nominees and their institutions removed) and reviewed for merit by a panel of Drexel University nursing, health care professions and technology faculty.

Resubmissions are welcome.
Note: Employees of Drexel University are not eligible.

About The Award

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice, created in 2004 by BAYADA Home Health Care, recognizes health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies.

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is proud to facilitate the award process and seeks nominations for consideration of $20,000 in awards, $10,000 each, for innovation in Patient Care and Health Care Education.

The awards will be presented at the upcoming BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series. Click to learn more!

Two $10,000 Cash Prizes

  • One $10,000 prize will be given to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes.
  • One $10,000 prize will be awarded to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved health professions education and student outcomes.

The awards will be presented at the BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series at Drexel Nursing and Health Professions on April 24, 2018. Winners must be present. Accommodation, travel and expenses will be paid. Special consideration will be given to applications demonstrating impact upon home health care.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 23,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 300 offices. For more information, visit bayada.com.

By accepting the BAYADA Award, you are also agreeing to terms of the travel expense reimbursement policy outlined below.

Hotel: Drexel will reserve a hotel room in the name of the winner and arrange for billing of room and tax back to Drexel for ONE night of accommodations. We will pay your room charge for the specified night; however, in order to avoid confusion with the hotel billing, we ask that you pay your hotel incidentals upon checkout.

Transportation: Drexel will reimburse the award winner up to $500 for airfare or other transportation expense including train fare and mileage. Please note that rental cars do not qualify for reimbursement. We appreciate you making your reservations early to ensure cost-conscious rates.

If you have any concerns with this arrangement, please contact Wayne Miller, Director, Events Services, at 267.359.5914, or wmiller@drexel.edu.

Mileage: Mileage will be paid at the IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate in effect at the time travel is conducted.

Expenses: An expense submission form will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to your arrival for the event.

To be reimbursed (if applicable), please send a list of your expenses, including original receipts and statements regarding mileage driven, within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the event to:

Wayne Miller
Director of Event Services
1601 Cherry Street, MS #10501
Philadelphia, PA 19102
267.359.5914 or wmiller@drexel.edu