CAHF Awards

One of CAHF's priorities is to ensure that long-term care providers are recognized for their excellence. Through our annual awards program we honor providers, dedicated staff and volunteers for their achievements and their dedication to long-term care.

Awards are presented at CAHF's Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention.

AHCA award winners are listed here.

Attention: 2018 Summer Awards are closed!

2018 Spring Legislative photos: Click here!

Showcase


The Showcase Awards are designed to recognize facility, company, chapter or regional efforts promoting the positive image of long-term care. CAHF's Showcase Awards are presented at the Legislative Conference in Sacramento and will recognize community events in the following four categories:

Community event, Media event, Grassroots effort and Social media


2018 Award Winners

K9 Senior Adoption, Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield
Watch the K9 Senior Adoption video here!

First Friday Art Hop, Vienna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Read to Me, Fortuna Rehabilitation & Wellness Center


Submission Info

Nomination open date: November 2018
Deadline for Consideration: CLOSED
Previous Winners (Click on year): 
20182017201620152014



Volunteer of the Year


The Volunteer of the Year awards recognized youth, adult and group volunteers who contribute their time and effort to residents of long-term care facilities.


2017 Award Winners

Donna Crocker, English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation, Modesto

Richard Tate, Palomar Vista Healthcare Center, Escondido

William and Sylvia Wong, Kei-Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center, Los Angeles

Pratyush Sridhar, Lincoln Glen Nursing, San Jose


Submission Info

Nomination open date: March 2018
Deadline for Consideration: CLOSED
Previous Winners (Click on year): 
2017201620152014, 2013, 2012



 

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize individual CAHF members - both providers and associates - who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the goals of CAHF and fostered the highest professional ideals.


2017 Awards Winners

Terry Sheets, Meritage Healthcare, Fresno

Rosemary Campos-Kilby, Landmark Medical Center, Pomona


Submission Info

Nomination open date: March 26, 2018
Deadline for Consideration: CLOSED
Previous Winners: Click here for complete list!



Life Membership


Life Membership in CAHF is designed to provide lasting recognition to those that have provided outstanding or exemplary service to the association through involvement at the chapter and state level, as well as providing community service.


2017 Award Winners

Clay Green

Georgia Otterson


Submission Info

Nomination open date: March 26, 2018
Deadline for consideration: CLOSED
Previous Recipients: Click here for complete list!


Facility Super Star


The Facility Super Star Awards recognizes employees of CAHF member facilities who have 20 or more years of service and have dedicated their lives to long-term care. The top 20 nominees are selected by CAHF's Board of Directors to receive the award and attend the awards ceremony.


2017 Award Winners

Click here for list of winners!


Submission Info

Nomination open date: July 2018
Deadline for Consideration: TBD
Previous Winners (Click on year):
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


Excellence in Programming


The Excellence in Programming Awards recognize individual facilities for superior achievement in key areas of long-term care, such as activity programs, community involvement, family involvement, quality assurance, resident councils, special services and staff development.


2017 Award Winners

Resident Memorial Tribute, California Veterans Home Redding, Redding

Get to know me!, Carmel Mountain Rehab & HC Center, San Diego

Medication Safety & Reduction, Oakdale Nursing & Rehab Center, Oakdale


Submission Info

Nomination open date: July 2018
Deadline consideration: TBD
Previous Winners (Click on year):
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


Nurse of the Year


The Nurse of the Year award is designed to recognize an outstanding registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse who has dedicated her or his professional career to the field of long-term care.


2017 Award Winners

Roxan Vincent, Vienna Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Lodi


Submission Info

Nomination open date: July 2018
Deadline for consideration: TBD
Previous Recipients: Click here for complete list!


Del Callaway Administrative Excellence


The award recognizes a long-term care administrator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentoring while advancing patient care and enhancing quality. Recipients of the Administrative Excellence Award are selected by the CAHF's Board of Directors.


2017 Award Winners

Leslie Cotham, Country View Alzheimer's Care Center, Fresno, Fresno


Submission Info

Nomination open date: July 2018
Deadline for consideration: TBD
Previous Recipients: Click here for complete list!


Thomas E. Spindle


CAHF's most prestigious award, the Thomas E. Spindle Memorial Award recognizes an association member who has devoted considerable time and knowledge and provided exemplary service to CAHF at the facility, chapter and state-wide levels.


2017 Award Winners

Mike Cutchshaw


Submission Info

Nomination open date: July 2018
Deadline for consideration: TBD
Previous Recipients: Click here for complete list!