Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Awards & Recognition

Awards for a Two-Step Approach to Advance Care Planning

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) Program Awards

PRNews – 2011
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Coalitions to Pass a State Law While Providing Overall End-of-Life Decision Option received honorable mention

This Years Nonprofit PRNews finalists are on the leading edge of collaborative partnership, social media programs, full integrated campaigns and more.

The Telly Award, Bronze - 2010
The Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) 2010 Public Service Announcements on Advance Care Planning received this release

The Telly Awards honors the very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.

The PRism Award - 2010
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield won a PRism Award for the End-of-Life entry in the Integrated Campaign category.  Each year the area's best work in public relations is showcased at the PRism Awards.  This annual event is a celebration of professional excellence.

The BlueWorks® Award – 2009
The BlueWorks® Award for Best Practices in Empowering Consumers and Providers.  read more

The BlueWorks® Award – 2008
Finalist for the Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) Program.  poster

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program Awards

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - 2010
Leadership on the MOLST Program is highlighted in the BlueCross BlueShield Association's third ediction of the Investing in America's Health, a collective look at how BlueCross and BlueShield companies and foundations are investing and partnering with organizations in their local communities.  read more


The BlueWorks® Award Finalist, 2008
BlueCross BlueShield Association BlueWorks® Award Finalist for the Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program.

The Telly Award, Silver – 2008
The Telly Award honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web videos, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs for, the MOLST DVD, “Writing Your Final Chapter: Know Your Choices… Share Your Wishes”. 
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Health Information Resource Center, National Health Information Awards – 2008
Merit Award, The National Health Information Awards recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. The MOLST DVD received an award in the Videos category for Consumer Decision-Making Information. 
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National Mature Market Resource Center, National Mature Media Awards, Merit Award - 2008
The National Mature Media Awards recognize the nation’s finest advertising, marketing and educational materials created for older adults. The MOLST DVD received the award in the Videos (Educational/Training Programs) category in the Healthcare division.
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Awards for the Community Website,

FREDDIE Awards Finalist, International Health and Medical Media Awards – 2008
The FREDDIE Awards recognize the best medical videos, DVDs, CDs and Web sites that address health or medical issues for consumer or professionals.  read more

Web Marketing Association, Web Award for Health Care Standard of Excellence – 2008
The Web Awards are the premier annual website award competition that identifies the best websites in 96 different industries and sets the standard of excellence for all websites. 
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Healthcare Strategy Institute, eHealthcare Leadership Award – 2008
eHealthcare Leadership Awards are presented to organizations that have demonstrated innovative ways to use the internet and technology to achieve their business objectives and mission. The Awards recognize the best websites of healthcare organizations, health plans, pharmaceutical and medical equipment firms, business improvement agencies and online health companies. 
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Health Improvement Institute, Aesculapius Award, Award of Excellence – 2008
Aesculapius Awards are designed to recognize and promote creativity and excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, health care treatments and medical decision-making. read more

Health Information Resource Center, World Wide Web Health Award, Bronze – 2008
The World Wide Web Health Awards recognize the best web-based health-related content for consumers and professionals. received a bronze medal award in the “Patient Education Information” category.
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