CSS Quality Crystal

Quality Crystal Award

In autumn 2020, the CSS Quality Crystal Award will be presented to outstanding service providers in the healthcare sector.

Call for submissions for Special Award – pick up a Quality Crystal!

As part of our efforts to survey quality, on 30 September 2020 we will be presenting our Quality Crystal in the following categories for a second time

  • Patient satisfaction: Recommendation
    • Rehabilitation
    • Acute hospital
  • Assessment
    • Acute hospital
    • Rehabilitation
    • Psychiatry
  • Medical network
  • Special Award


Enter yourself for the Special Award

The Special Award honours innovative solutions in the healthcare sector. Improvements that increase the quality of medical or nursing service provision.

Have you realised a project that you believe deserves special recognition? Pick up the "Quality Crystal". We'll be happy to review your submission for the Special Award!

Documents & deadlines

Send us your complete submission dossier by 31 May 2020 at the latest.

Submission criteria

The jury is composed of members of CSS's internal quality assurance committee. It will assess the submitted projects using the following criteria:

  • Added value.
    The realised project significantly improves quality in the healthcare sector ("quality" and "quality aspects" in the broadest sense, such as hygiene or individual processes).
  • Innovation.
    The project can be described as innovative. Prior to its implementation, there was no other solution of its kind – or if similar solutions existed, they were less well developed or of lesser quality.
  • Cost-effectiveness
    Ideally, the project or solution arrived at stands out due to its excellent cost-benefit ratio. The cost of implementation should remain within reasonable limits; sustainability should be a given.

What projects will be taken into consideration?

  • Projects implemented in the healthcare sector in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
  • Projects involving a service, product or specific processes, etc.
  • Every area of healthcare is invited to take part: hospitals, rehab clinics, companies (including start-ups), institutions, foundations, associations, collaborative ventures, etc.
  • We will only consider entries submitted using the form provided for this purpose.

If you have any further questions or would like more information.

We will be only too happy to help.