IHCA Excellence Awards

Annual IHCA Excellence Awards Program

The Annual IHCA Excellence Awards Program (formerly the Annual IHCA Awards) recognizes the outstanding work going on in long term care centers around Illinois every day. This year, IHCA is making a number of changes to our awards program in order to better serve our members and give them the opportunity to be recognized not only for the accomplishments of their staff, but of their centers as a whole as well. Stay tuned for more updates on that in the coming months!

Long Term Care Centers—NEW AWARD for 2017!!

Introducing the new IHCA Excellence Award for Long Term Care Centers! This award is based entirely on the care provided in our long term care centers every day. In addition to key data about the center, questions focus on qualifiable information about the care provided—census trends, antipsychotic usage, rehospitalization stats and more.
The nomination packet for this new award is now available. Completed forms must be submitted to IHCA by June 16, 2017 to be considered.  

Click here to submit your nomination online.
Click here to download the printable nomination form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Caldwell, acaldwell@ihca.com or 800-252-8988. 

Staff & Specialty Awards

Recognizing your staff members and volunteers who have proven to be an invaluable resource to your center’s team is an excellent way to show your appreciation. The IHCA Staff & Specialty Awards gives members the chance to do that. Additionally, you can submit nominations for your center’s innovative programs, communications and community outreach projects. We've changed a few things since last year, so be sure to read through the Rules & Producedures carefully when completing your forms. 

Here’s what’s changing in 2017:
  • They will no longer be presented during the Annual Convention & Expo. Starting this year, winners of the IHCA Staff & Specialty Awards will be announced during National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20, 2017) and each award will be presented to the winner at their facility by a member of the IHCA staff and/or Board of Directors. Note: The LTCNA Nursing Awards will continue to be presented during Ovations at the Annual IHCA Convention & Expo.
Program Details
  • All nominees will receive a certificate recognizing their achievement. 
  • Facilities are welcomed (and encouraged!!) to submit multiple nominations.
  • A list of nominees, as well as information about the chosen winners, will be featured in IHCA publications, on our website and/or social media pages. 
  • Press releases will be sent to local media outlets announcing the winners. 
The nomination period for the Staff & Specialty Awards is now closed. Winners are being chosen and will be announced during National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20, 2017.