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.
Thank you to all of our member centers who submitted nominations: 
  • Alpine Fireside Health Center | Rockford, IL
  • Burgess Square Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre | Westmont, IL
  • Centralia Manor | Centralia, IL
  • Coulterville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center | Coulterville, IL
  • Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Health Care Center | McLeansboro, IL
  • Hawthorne Inn of Danville | Danville, IL
  • Helia Healthcare of Olney | Olney, IL
  • Niles Nursing & Rehabilitation Center | Niles, IL
  • Regency Care of Sterling | Sterling, IL 
And the winners are: 
  • Alpine Fireside Health Center 
  • Burgess Square Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre
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. 

Congratulations to the 2017 IHCA Staff & Specialty Award Winners!
  • Administrator of the Year – John Law, Manor Court of Maryville
  • Assisted Living/Supportive Living Director of the Year – Leia Morrison, Hancock County Senior Services
  • Administrator's Choice Award – Mary Mosby, Jerseyville Manor
  • Social Services Professional of the Year - Brittany Reynolds, Shelbyville Manor
  • Activity Professional of the Year – Margot Gonzalez, Manor Court of Peru
  • Business Office Professional of the Year – Brenda Dively, Helia Healthcare of Champaign
  • Food Service/Dietary Professional of the Year – Billie Doxsie, Helia Healthcare of Benton
  • Housekeeping Professional of the Year – Mindy Frank, Manor Court of Princeton
  • Environmental Services Professional – Maria Superlano, Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
  • Volunteer of the Year – Robert & Georgia Owen, Hancock County Senior Services
  • Photograph of the Year – Happy 100th Birthday, Alpine Fireside Health Center
  • Community Partnership of the Year – Music and Memory Program, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County
  • Innovative Program of the Year – Resident Interview Committee, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County
  • Media Event of the Year – Generations Collide, Manor Court of Princeton 
To find out more about our winners, click here. To view the complete list of nominees, click here.