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.

Click here to view AHCA award winners.

For questions or more info, contact: Siobhan Tiulentino at stiulentino@cahf.org

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

Showcase

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 are presented at the Legislative Conference in Sacramento and will recognize community events in the following two categories: community event/activity or media event/activity


2021 Award Winners

Vaccination Day, Ararat Nursing Facility
Social Media "Moments",
 Horizon Health & Subacute Center
Adopt-A-Window Program, Rockport Healthcare Services

Click here to view previous winners


Nomination open date: CLOSED
Deadline for consideration: CLOSED


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.


 2019 Award Winners

James Clay, Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, North Hollywood

Rescue the Children, NorthPointe Healthcare Center, Fresno


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
May 3, 2021

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.


2019 Awards Winners

Bill Wilson, Wilson Getty

Nanci Wilson, Plum Healthcare


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
May 3, 2021

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.


2019 Award Winners

James Napoli


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
May 3, 2021

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.


2019 Award Winners

Click here for the list of 2019 winners!


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
August 20, 2021

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.


2019 Award Winners

Walk in My Shoes, Four Seasons Healthcare & Wellness Center, North Hollywood

Behavioral Health Awareness Program, Vista Pacifica Convalescent, Jurupa Valley

Sleep Hygiene Program, Bayside Care Center, Morro Bay


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
August 20, 2021

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 their professional career to the field of long-term care.


2019 Award Winner

Susan Yeranyan, Ararat Nursing Facility, Mission Hills


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
August 20, 2021

Del Callaway Administrative Excellence

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. 


2019 Award Recipient

Phylene Sunga, Lone Tree Convalescent, Antioch


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
August 20, 2021

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.


2019 Award Recipient

Dick MacFarlane, HPSI


Nomination open date: March 16, 2021
Deadline for consideration: 
August 20, 2021