Elevating the Post-Acute and
Long Term Care Profession

Awards and Recognition

OHCA Convention Awards

Ohio’s long-term care facilities employ over 100,000 professionals who care for more than 90,000 residents. These employees are the backbone of the LTC community, with facilities relying on dedicated teamwork and skills to provide quality care and compassion to patients and families. The Association’s Professional Achievement Awards are designed to honor those individuals who have excelled in delivering outstanding care in a cooperative spirit of teamwork. Statewide winners are in each of the following categories if qualifying nominees are submitted. Association members may nominate individuals based on their knowledge of the candidates and facility-based selection criteria.

OHCA Awards:

    • Caregiver of the Year (Direct Care Staff such as Nurses, STNAs, Therapists, Social Workers, Activity Professionals, etc.)
    • Manager of the Year (Regional Managers, Department Heads, Administrators, etc.)  
    • Support Service Professional of the Year (Marketing/Admissions, Receptionist, Office Staff, Housekeepers, Maintenance, Dining Professionals, etc.)

    Volunteer of the Year Award

    Also, OHCA Members participate in the Volunteer of the Year Award, recognizing individuals and groups giving their time and talents to the service of long-term care residents

    AHCA Quality Award Winners

    Pioneer Award Winners