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. IHCA made a number of changes to our awards program last year 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. There are two seperate pieces to the IHCA Excellence Awards--the IHCA Excellence Awards-Staff & Specialty and the IHCA Excellence Awards-Long Term Care Centers. See below for more information.

Long Term Care Centers

The IHCA Excellence Award for Long Term Care Centers 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.

Congratulations to our 2018 Nominees: 
Clinton Manor Living Center
Coulterville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Medina Nursing Center

This year's winner will be announced during Opening General Session during the 68th Annual IHCA Convention & Expo in Peoria. 

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

Staff & Specialty Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 IHCA Staff & Specialty Awards!
  • Environmental Services Professional of the Year | Ralph Terry, Manor Court of Peru
  • Housekeeping Professional of the Year | Sheila Crain, Parkway Manor
  • Food Service/Dietary Professional of the Year | Marilyn Davis, Cedar Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Activity Professional of the Year | Apryl Sawyer, Helia Healthcare of Benton
  • Business Office Professional of the Year | Janet Miller, Helia Healthcare of Olney
  • Social Service Professional of the Year | Myra  Darnell, Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Administrator's Choice Award | Pat Katz, Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Assisted/Supportive Living Director of the Year | Angi Stanley, Parkway Manor
  • Administrator of the Year | Tracy Owens, Seminary Manor
  • Volunteer of the Year | Melodee Slaughter and Toby the Therapy Dog, Alpine Fireside Health Center
  • Media Event of the Year | The Great Donut Run, Community Living Options, Inc. - Southwest
  • Community Partnership of the Year | Best Buddies - Knox College Chapter, Achievement Unlimited, Inc.
  • Photograph of the Year | Visiting with the Local Firefighters, Manor Court of Princeton
  • Communications Award | Fireside Times, Alpine Fireside Health Center
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 all of our 2018 IHCA Excellence Awards - Staff & Specialty Nominees! Click here to view the list.