Works of Heart to Honor Healthcare Workers
Inspiration behind new Medline caregiver recognition program evolves from a dance that sparked global conversation
By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 22, 2019
Across the country, millions of healthcare workers are fearlessly going the distance to improve care — no matter the disease state, day or obstacle. To bring greater attention and gratitude to them, Medline has launched Works of Heart, a program that will honor heroes across the continuum of care.
Starting in January 2020, Works of Heart will recognize a nominated healthcare worker and empower participants to share what they fight for and why – despite today’s complex healthcare landscape.
“Healthcare is rapidly transforming to cater to evolving patient needs and dizzying reimbursement challenges,” says Tim Abate, chief marketing officer, Medline. “Despite these emerging challenges, the Works of Heart program looks to shine the light on the vital men and women who rise above the unknowns to improve healthcare one person at a time, no matter where they are in an organization.”
Works of Heart evolved from The Pink Glove Dance, a movement that began as a mission to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer, the second leading cause of death among U.S. women. It started in 2009 with a pair of pink gloves, which Medline created to help enable conversations between caregivers and patients. Donning these gloves, more than 200 healthcare workers brought to life the first ever Pink Glove Dance, which launched a global movement.
Over the years, the Pink Glove Dance videos have recognized the men and women on the front lines of care, and became a rallying cry to patients and families – we are here for you and you are not alone in this fight. Medline’s Works of Heart is a natural extension of the Pink Glove Dance video campaign, and will tell the story of how the heroic acts of healthcare workers, both big and small, are improving healthcare in a big way.
Nominations are now being accepted. Visit Works of Heart to nominate a deserving healthcare worker.