Recognition Levels and Review Process

The AMA Joy in Medicineā„¢ Health System Recognition Program is based on three levels of organizational achievement in prioritizing and investing in physician well-being. Each level comprises six demonstrated competencies: 

  1. Commitment
  2. Assessment
  3. Leadership
  4. Efficiency of practice environment
  5. Teamwork
  6. Support

Through self-assessment and a simple documentation process, an organization must meet five of six competencies within a designated level for recognition. The recognition levels are Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each level builds on the demonstrated competencies of the previous level. Therefore, if your organization would like to pursue Silver recognition, you must meet the criteria and provide documentation for Bronze and Silver; if your organization would like to pursue Gold recognition, you must meet the criteria and provide documentation for Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Review Process

A review committee comprised of recognized national leaders in physician well-being will review all applications to affirm an appropriate recognition level. Organizations must accomplish five of six categories to be eligible for a recognition level. 

Recognition will be valid for two years. After two years, each organization must resubmit an updated application for review. Organizations will have the option to submit an updated application before two years if they believe they now qualify for a higher recognition.