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Medical Fitness Facility and Professionals of the Year Awards
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Medical Fitness Facility, Professionals and
Best Practice Partner of the Year Awards

Eligibility Guidelines & Requirements

These awards celebrate and honor the best and the brightest. Awards, in a variety of categories, identify those facilities, programs, individuals and best practice partners that are deserving of recognition for their achievements and contribution to the medical fitness industry within the past year.         

For our annual awards, we ask that all candidates must be nominated by others. We are asking you to think about people in the industry who are making an impact and take a moment to recognize them. You don't need to know the specifics of the candidate.

Simply provide the person's name, certified facility name, program or best practice partner with a brief description of why and we will handle the rest!
        

Awards are presented each year during the Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony and we invite all winners to be present during this time. This year's Awards Ceremony will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 16 in Orlando, Florida. 

"25 Years of Prevention through Active Lifestyles"

To view last year's award winners, please click here.   

Deadline for nominations has been
extended to September 5, 2016


The Hank Boerner Pioneer Award




The Hank Boerner Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who has significantly advanced the medical fitness industry. This Award will be chosen by the current Medical Fitness Association Board. Submit names for consideration by the appropriate deadline.

Eligibility 
(Previous Award winners may be considered for award nominations after five years from receiving their award)

A member of the Medical Fitness Association may nominate any MFA member they choose. The nominee must be a member of the Medical Fitness Association for at least one year prior for nomination and must be a current member of the Medical Fitness Association.              


 

Marla Richmond, MS, Memorial Education Award



Eligibility Guidelines & Requirements

Candidates must be a member of the MFA and nominated by a member of the Medical Fitness Association.
Awards are presented each year during the Annual Conference Awards Ceremony and winners must attend the event. 

The nominee should:

  • Be recognized as an exceptional educator who has shown significant dedication to the medical fitness industry by disseminating innovative, accurate and accessible exercise science, fitness and wellness information to patients, clients, community and members by means of original or unique written materials or programming.
  • Contribute significantly and consistently to the advancement and/or recognition of the profession through service to the Medical Fitness Association and related organizations.
  • Share openly their knowledge and expertise with other health and fitness professionals.

Eligibility 
(Previous Award winners may be considered for award nominations after five years from receiving their award)

Any member of the Medical Fitness Association may nominate another MFA member. The nominee must be a member of the Medical Fitness Association for at least one year prior to nomination and must be a current member of the Medical Fitness Association.
             


 

 Certified Medical Fitness Facility of the Year Award

 

The Distinguished Facility Awards are presented to those medical fitness facilities that clearly serve as benchmarks for the industry, and whose results others can emulate. The Award will be bestowed to a First Place Winner, Runner-up and Honorable Mention. 

Criteria for Medical Fitness Facility

The nominee should:

  • Be Medical Fitness Association Certified Facility
  • Be recognized as an exceptional facility
  • Contribute significantly and consistently to the advancement and/or recognition of the medical fitness industry
  • Share openly their expertise with other facilities
  • Serve as a role model for other facilities

Eligibility
(Previous Award winners may be considered for award nominations after five years from receiving their award)   

Any member of Medical Fitness Association  may nominate another MFA certified facility for the award. Facilities will be evaluated based upon membership statistics such as attrition rate, financial results (operating margins; ROE), clinical services integration, unique programs, participation in facility certification and community benefit.                       


Medical Fitness Professionals of the Year Awards

 

Award Categories
Medical Director, Executive Director/General Manager, *Director of Medical Fitness/Wellness, Director of Education/Outreach

*Director of Medical Fitness/Wellness provides oversight for programs such as Cardio-Rehab, Physical Therapy, Disease Management, Program Integration & Outcome Delivery

The Distinguished Professional Awards recognize those who have displayed significant achievements as administrator or facility director.  Recipients of these awards reflect outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives.

Criteria for Management Excellence in Medical Fitness Center Leadership & Management

The nominee should:

  • Be recognized as an exceptional executive who has significantly advanced the welfare of his/her facility, company and/or community
  • Contribute significantly and consistently to the advancement and/or recognition of the profession through service to the Medical Fitness Association and related organizations.
  • Share openly their valuable experience with other health and fitness executives.
  • Serve an active role in civic and community affairs.

Eligibility 
(Previous Award winners may be considered for award nominations after five years from receiving their award)

Any member of the Medical Fitness Association may nominate another MFA member. The nominee must be currently employed in a full-time capacity as a healthcare administrator or as the manager of the medical fitness center.  Directors must have been in their position for a least one year prior for nomination and must be a current member of the Medical Fitness Association. Nominees will be evaluated based upon facility success criteria, and service to the medical fitness industry and in their community.      


 

Program Innovation Award for Top 10 Programs Worldwide



Awarded to facility or to an individual who has designed the most innovative program that meets the following criteria:

  • Facility or an individual from the facility must be a current member of the Medical Fitness Association for at least one year
  • Program provides a needed service that benefits the membership or the community at large
  • Program addresses at least one of the following categories: Clinical Integration; Member Retention; or Community Outreach
  • Program has demonstrated growth over the past year (s)
  • Program is reproducible
      

The Rising Star Awards program recognizes outstanding individual achievement and leadership within the medical fitness community.  Award Categories are Front-Line Staff – includes, but not limited to, Fitness Staff, Group Exercise, Personal Trainers, Exercise Physiologist, etc. and Supervisor/Coordinator.
 

Criteria for Rising Stars

The nominee should:

  • Continually exceed performance expectations.
  • Suggest unsolicited procedural and budgetary recommendations and participate in the planning process.
  • Actively pursue personal, professional, and intellectual growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrate sincere interest in the medical fitness client and profession, and seeks promotion to the next level of responsibility within their organization / field.

Eligibility

  • Front Line Staff must have been in their current position for 6 months prior to nomination.
  • Supervisor / Coordinator must have been in their current position for 12 months prior to nomination.
  • Any member of the Medical Fitness Association may nominate another MFA member.
  • Previous award winners are not eligible within the same award category.    


 Best Practice Partner Awards




The Best Practice Partner Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and achievement within the medical fitness industry. We encourage you to nominate our Partners for the following categories:

MFA Technology and Innovation Award: For Groundbreaking Technology in the Fitness Field

MFA Aspire Award: For Innovation in Inclusive Fitness

MFA Excellence in Design Award: For Applying Progressive Thinking in Fitness Center, Planning, Design, Construction or Financing 

MFA Excellence in Management Award: For Best in Class Contract Management

MFA Excellence in Consulting Award: For Best in Class in Industry Consulting

MFA Outcomes Enhancement Award: For support in furthering the ability of member facilities to achieve measurable outcomes

MFA Strategic Partner of the Year  Award: For support in the strategic advancement of the medical fitness industry and the Medical Fitness Association

MFA Best Practice Partner of the Year Award: For providing the most support in furthering the mission of the Medical Fitness Association and support of the industry

MFA Excellence in Therapeutic Intervention: For development of innovative clinical prevention/intervention strategies.

             

 


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NOTE*
Winners will be asked to participate in this monumental event to receive their award during the 
Awards Ceremony at the Annual International Conference on Wednesday, November 16 in Orlando, Florida. 

In addition, Medical Fitness Association will recognize the recipients through press releases, website content, email campaigns and social media. 
 



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