Effective healthcare employee recognition connects performance to intrinsic motivators—why they perform—and sends a message that the behaviors they exhibited are in alignment with how the healthcare employer defines success. Here are some healthcare employee recognition program ideas. The start of a new year and a new decade is an appropriate time to assess the state of affairs in terms of U.S. healthcare and think about major trends that are changing our industry. Here are 10 trends to which we think everyone in healthcare should be paying attention. The aging of our population, which some have called a “silver tsunami,” will only keep accelerating. Expect rising healthcare expenditures, increased caregiver needs, and simultaneous geriatrician shortages.