Elevating the Post-Acute and
Long Term Care Profession

2023 OHCA Excellence Award Winners

Ohio's post-acute and long-term care providers employ over 80,000 professionals who care for more than 90,000 residents. These employees are the backbone of the post-acute care community, with facilities, agencies, and services relying on dedicated teamwork and skills to provide quality care and compassion to patients, individuals, and families. The Association's Convention Awards honor those who have excelled in delivering outstanding care in a cooperative spirit of teamwork.

Association members nominate individuals based on their knowledge of the candidates and selection criteria. Winners are selected by a team of judges comprised of long-term care professionals and associated individuals.

A special thanks go out to our sponsor McKesson and technical advisor Ceca Foundation for their support of our awards program. 

Our winners received a plaque, a $100 gift card, and a banner to display proudly outside their facility, showcasing that a 2023 Ohio Excellence Award winner works there. Please join in congratulating: 

2023 SNF Excellence Award Winners

  • Lisa Moore, Dir of Social Services, Edgewood Manor Nursing & Rehab Center 
  • Paul Borowski, Housekeeper, Middleburg Heights Health & Rehab Center
  • Holly Mericle, DON, Parkvue Community
  • Andrew Barstow, Maintenance Director, Altercare of Wadsworth
  • Annalen Zahn, Dir of Housekeeping & Laundry, New Albany Health & Rehab Center
  • Detra Newton, Dir of Foodservice, Singleton Health Care Center
  • Team from Ohio Valley Manor 
  • Team from Meadows at Osborn Park

2023 AL Excellence Award Winners
  • Maggie Roberts, RN, The Grand of Dublin
  • Abdoul Sow, Housekeeping Porter, Wiggins Place at Menorah Park
  • Susan Hall, STNA, Elm's Retirement Village
  • Danielle Russo, Executive Director, Victoria House
  • Becki Russell, Administrative Assistant, Sprenger Assisted Living
  • Kelly Ford, RN, Wadsworth Pointe


2023 IDDD Excellence Award Winners
  • Andrienne Gonzalez, HR Generalist, Blossom Hill
  • Jordyn Cordell, QIDP, CRSI
  • DOreen Rowell, Dir of Service Professional, Hattie Larlham
  • Danielle South, Unit Manager, Heinzerling Community
  • Deb Colvenbach, Dir of Music Therapy, New Avenue to Indepedence
  • Emmanuel Asare, Dir of Support Professional, Open Door
  • Kelli Umbstaetter, Community Coordinator, Open Door
  • Jodi Hundley, ADS Supervisor, RMS of Ohio
  • Jessica Lane, LPN, Rose-Mary
  • Frances Williams, Operaions Director, ViaQuest
  • Whitney Cresong, Program Coordinator, X-Excel
  • Team from Echoing Hills


2023 HCH Excellence Award Winners
  • Cindi Davis, LPN, Cypress Hospice
  • Jamie Ernst, LPN, National Church Residences
  • Tracy Paul Downs, STNA, Hosice of Southwest Ohio
  • Team from JFSA Cleveland
  • Team from VITAS Healthcare 

With Support from OHCA Champion Partners