HAVE Awards



Please join us in congratulating the 2019 HAVE Award winners!

Community Service: 
MediSys Health Network-Jamaica 
Hospital Medical Center 
The Breastfeeding Volunteer 
Counselor Program 
Jamaica, NY

Community Outreach: 
Texas Health Resources 
Faith Community Nursing 
Arlington, TX

In Service: 
SSM Health, St. Mary's Hospital 
Patient Hand Massage 
Madison, WI
Blank Children's Hospital 
Festival of Trees & Lights 
Des Moines, IA

The winners will be honored at the AHVRP 51st Annual Conference & Exposition, September 13-16, Dallas, TX.


The Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program was established by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees to showcase outstanding volunteer programs. 

In addition to acknowledging the value of volunteerism to individual lives and institutions, the awards program is designed to:

  • Highlight volunteers services that are engaged in improving health care.
  • Encourage service that exceeds expectations as a result of innovation, creativity and leadership.
  • Promote visibility and goodwill toward the hospital or health care system.
  • Promote collaboration among provider organizations and community service entities to improve the quality of life of local citizens.

Nominations are open to organizations that are institutional members of AHA.  The awards honor specific volunteer service areas or programs – not volunteer departments as a whole.

2019 HAVE Award honorees will be featured in an awards booklet and offered the opportunity to showcase their program achievements in their communities during the presentation of award/citation and celebrations and use of the 2019 HAVE Award logo in organizational publications and websites. Honorees also will have the opportunity to film video interviews for social media and serve as faculty at educational sessions at the awards ceremony.

Submit a 2019 HAVE Nomination



View the 2018 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2017 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2016 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

View the 2015 HAVE Award Winners and Finalists

For more information, please contact Todd Ross, Governance and Operations Manager, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP) at tross@aha.org or (312) 422-3937.


American Hospital Association 2018 Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) recipients, Sept. 30, 2018, Chicago, Ill.,: Dr. Rozen Patterson, Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) And HAVE Awards Selection Committee Chair, Broward Health Medical Center Chris Everett Children’s Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Becky Moldaver, Kim Jaworski, Sarah Hendrickson, MetroHealth System, Cleveland, Ohio,  Charisse A. Oland, Brandalee Sikora, Jan Giedd, HSHS St. Joseph Hospital, Chippewa, Wis., Kathy E. Good, Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Demetrius Carroll, Kaia Carroll and Amy Glazer, Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, N. J.