Thank your extraordinary companion and safety observation technician with the Seedling Award!

UM BWMC recognizes our extraordinary companions and safety observation technicians with the Seedling Award. These honorees exemplify and demonstrate the nursing commitment to clinical excellence and compassionate care. UM BWMC chooses one companion or safety observation technician each quarter to receive the Seedling Award. 

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians or employees may nominate a deserving companion or safety observation technician by answering the questions in the form below (nominee's name and unit, how they made a difference in your care or the care of another, and your contact info). Completed forms can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Email it to
  • Mail it to us at 301 Hospital Drive, Attention: Clinical Education & Development Department, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Download the nomination form

If you have any questions, please contact the Seedling Coordinator at or 410-787-4576.