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.

SPRING AWARDS

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

Nominations open date: now            

Deadline for Consideration: January 31, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Showcase Award Form

Previous Winners: 20162015201420132012

SUMMER AWARDS

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.


Nomination open date: March 22, 2017

Deadline for consideration: May 6, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Distinguished Service Award From 

Previous Winners: Complete List

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


Nomination open date: March 22, 2017

Deadline for consideration: May 6, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award Form

Previous Winners: 20162015201420132012

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



Nomination open date: March 22, 2017

Deadline for consideration: May 6, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Life Membership Award Form

Previous Recipients: Complete List

FALL AWARDS

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.


Nomination open date: July 20, 2017

Deadline for consideration: August 29, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Excellence in Programming Award Form 


Previous Winners: 2016, 20152014201320122011 

The Facility Super Star Awards recognize employees of CAHF member facilities who have 10 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.


Nomination open date: July 20, 2017

Deadline for consideration: August 29, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Facility Super Star Award


Previous Winners: 201620152014, 20132012

The 2016 Nurse of the Year is Martha Leon, LVN, Golden Living Center, Sanger.

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.


Nomination open date: July 20, 2017

Deadline for consideration: August 29, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Nurse of the Year Award 
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Previous Recipients:
Martha Leon (2016)
Rosaline "Rose" Dorschner (2015)
Shony del Pilar (2014)
Haya Berci (2013)
Gloria Cervantes-Reyes (2012)
Debbie Wiechman (2011)
Kim Costello (2010) 

The winner of the 2016 Del Callaway Administrative Excellence Award is Linda Lindsey administrator at Bayside Care Center in Morro Bay.

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 CAHF's Board of Directors.


Nomination open date: July 20, 2017

Deadline for consideration: August 29, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Del Callaway Administrative Excellence Award


 Previous Recipients:

Linda Lindsey (2016)
Lucille Epperson (2015)
Corey Wright (2014)

Walter Hekimian is the recipient of the 2016 Spindle Award.

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.


Nomination open date: July 20, 2017

Deadline for consideration: August 29, 2017

Nomination Forms: 2017 Thomas E. Spindle Award Form 


Previous Recipients: Complete List