Upstate "Superstar" Award

About the Award Upstate Superstar

This program will formally recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and excellence of those in the Upstate Medical University community (Hospital and Campus) who consistently exemplify Upstate¿s Values and Mission. The guidelines are professional standards that ensure that anyone who encounters Upstate Medical University receives the same great care and service throughout the system. Nominations should be submitted based upon one of the following criteria:

  • Positively impacted the lives of our patients, visitors, students, staff, faculty, physicians or colleagues 
  • Who demonstrates our shared values through everyday good work
  • Demonstrates service excellence
  • Has gone above and beyond the call of duty
  • Inspired others to do their best

3 Award Types (Downtown and Community*)

  • Healthcare Professional (Physicians, PhD, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner)
  • Staff Member (All other staff including clinical and non-clinical)
  • Campus (Faculty and Staff)

*Downtown and Community includes ambulatory sites


Campus and Hospital employees including Medbest, UCM, Centro, Morrison and Securitas employees.

Nomination Process

Anyone, including a member of the public, can nominate a healthcare professional or staff member that has made a difference in patient care or the work environment. Employees can nominate a person outside of their own entity, as well. Submit a nomination