Healthy Competition


This year, Hackensack Meridian Health is engaging our team members in a whole new way! Our Healthy Competition provides a fun framework for some of the most important programs at HMH, including WAMBI, the Bear’s Den, Team Huddles, and our Trust Index Survey.

We offer a lot of really exciting growth and engagement opportunities, but we’ve listened to your feedback and know you’re still looking for a little more quality time with your teams and leaders. With our new Healthy Competition program, team members will have an opportunity to have some fun, share local pride and connect with others across the network!

There will be four challenges over the next year, culminating in a final competition at our HMH Cup in June 2020. Read on to learn more!

Eyes On the Prize: An Introduction to the HMH Cup

Check Out the Scoreboard!

There are 15 teams, competing across three divisions. Team members will have ample opportunity to show team pride throughout the Healthy Competition.

View the scoreboard below to size up the competition!

*Participation Rates as of 12/10 at 9am 

Challenge #2: Show Us Your Huddle

In the second Healthy Competition challenge, we want to see how your team huddles! This challenge will run from Monday, January 13 – Sunday, March 8. Check out the details below to get started and happy huddling!

How It Works

Work with your team members and leaders to take and send pictures of your daily huddles to with your team name in the subject line.*

Points will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • # of departments per team
  • # of days in the competition
  • # of huddle photos submitted (only one photo per huddle will be counted)

The more team members participate in huddles, the more points will be awarded:

  • Threshold (70%) = 500 Points
  • Target (75%) = 1000 Points
  • Maximum (85%) = 1,500 Points

For example, if you have 200 departments on your team your percentages and points would look like this:

  • Threshold (70% of 200): 140 Huddles/Day
  • Target (75% of 200): 150 Huddles/Day
  • Maximum (85% of 200): 170 Huddles/Day

Flash challenges will be announced throughout the competition including extra points for the most Creative, Collaborative, Compassionate or Courageous team huddle photo from each division! We will calculate the results based on the average number of huddles per day per team.

*Please send one photo per huddle and refrain from including patients/guests in your photos.

Team Huddle Resource Center (For Leaders)

Help Us Pick Our HMH Cup Logo!

We need your help to make this the absolute best competition it can be. Every month, we’re going to be asking you to weigh in on things like theme songs, logos and event activities.

Throughout December, we’re asking team members to help us pick the logo for our HMH Cup! Vote by giving your favorite a thumbs up below – one vote please per team member!

Check out this video featuring your colleagues to learn more!








Meet the Winner!

Thank you to all the team members who voted in our first crowdsourcing challenge for our HMH Cup design! Below is our winner!