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 commitment to long-term care.

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

Click here to view AHCA award winners.

For questions or more info, contact: Corey Egel at cegel@cahf.org. 

Click on each award tab to access additional information and submit a nomination.

Re-submissions of non-winning nominations are encouraged if current or ongoing. 

Volunteer of the Year

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.


 2022 Award Winner

Lifting Spirits with Music

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Nomination open date: March 20, 2024
Deadline for consideration: April 15, 2024

Distinguished Service Award

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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.


2023 Awards Winners

Allan Engelauf, Executive Vice President, Vista Pacifica Enterprises

Patti Garibaldi, Nurse Consultant, Consonus Healthcare 

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Nomination open date: March 20, 2024
Deadline for consideration: April 15, 2024

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.


2022 Award Winner

Walt Hekimian

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Nomination open date: March 20, 2024
Deadline for consideration: April 15, 2024

Showcase Award

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The Showcase Awards are designed to recognize facility, company, chapter or regional efforts that promote the positive image of long-term care. CAHF's Showcase Awards will recognize community events in the following categories: Community Event/Activity, Media Event/Activity, Social Media and Grassroots Effort.


2022 Award Winner

Winter Wonderland, Villa Siena

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Nomination open date: March 20, 2024
Deadline for consideration: April 15, 2024

Facility Super Stars

The Facility Super Star Awards recognizes 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.


2023 Award Winners 

Click here for the list of 2023 winners and previous winners!


Nomination open date: July 17, 2023
Deadline for consideration: August 18,2023

Excellence in Programming

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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.


2023 Award Winners

Build it Up!, California Armenian Home, Fresno

Obie for Senior Enlightenment, Pacific Haven Subacute & Healthcare Center, Garden Grove

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Nomination open date: July 17,2023
Deadline for consideration: August 18, 2023

Nurse of the Year

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


2023 Award Winner

Devinder Pannu, The Foundations Skilled Nursing & Reahbilitation Center, Yuba City

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Nomination open date: July 17, 2023
Deadline for consideration: August 18, 2023 

Del Callaway Administrative Excellence

Deanna Hill

The Del Callaway 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 previous winners of the award. 


2023 Award Recipient

Deanna Hill, English Oaks and Rehabilitation, Modesto

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Nomination open date: July 17, 2023
Deadline for consideration: August 18, 2023

Thomas E. Spindle

Jill Capela

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.


2023 Award Recipient

Jill Capela

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Nomination open date: July 17, 2023
Deadline for consideration: August 18, 2023