Celebrating Our 2017 Caregiver Award Recipients
97 Caregivers Honored at Nov 30th Luncheon
Nearly 600 attendees recognized and honored 97 Caregiver Award Nominees from 53 organizations at the 23rd Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. VOYCE recognized staff and volunteers who demonstrate excellence in person-centered care. A total of 18 people were honored who embody the voice of compassion by doing an outstanding job caring for and respecting the rights of those receiving long-term care. In addition, 2 individuals were honored for lifetime achievement.
Award recipients were chosen from more than 300 long-term care communities as well as home care providers, hospice agencies and adult day programs in a 21 county service area. All award recipients represent service in areas such as nursing, certified nursing assistants, social services, certified medical technicians, therapy, activities, housekeeping, food service and volunteers.
“Thank you for the lovely, elegant luncheon for VOYCE Caregiver Award Nominees. I was so inspired by the stories of the winners. I was so glad housekeeping, laundry, and receptionists got recognized. I’ve seen firsthand how their interactions with clients make a real difference to those in nursing homes, who know when they are treated with dignity and purpose they deserve. Thank you for creating this event. A special occasion. Thank you.” - 2017 VOYCE Caregiver Awards Luncheon Nominee
“I had a great time at the awards luncheon today. VOYCE and all of the caregivers recognized today are certainly appreciated.” - Jonathan McCrary, Attorney, Sandberg , Pheonix & Von Gontard
“The luncheon was a wonderful opportunity to pamper and appreciate some of the most compassionate people. I am so grateful for that opportunity. Our caregivers were stunned and so touched to know their work is appreciated this much by their community.” - Cindy Williams, Care Manager, Continuum
“Breath taking moment in time, Expressing Love for others in caring for their needs.” - Margurite Treadwell, Stonebridge Senior Living
Thanks to our 2017 Caregiver Awards Committee!
(L to R) Front Row: Tina Bauer, Linda Duke, Nancy McClure, Lynn Potts, Rachel Giffhorn, Lisa Sesti, Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, Christine Nolan
Not Pictured: Joes Boime, Cathy Bono, Mallory Box, Trish Cooper, Meghan Schmitz, Shirley Smith, Laura Wasson, Kristina Willie
(L to R) Front Row: Christine Nolan, Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, Chien Hung
Thank you, VITAS Healthcare, for being our top sponsor, as Advocate Sponsor, of our 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon.
Pictured: Holly Bell, Joe Miller, Lynn Anson
Thank you to Emcees, Mike Roberts and Cindy Preszler!
Nearly 600 attendees enjoy the awards ceremony
Mike Roberts, Cindy Preszler with VITAS Healthcare 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon Advocate Sponsor and Lauree Peterson-Sakai, VOYCE Board of Directors Chair
Friendship Village, 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon Champion Sponsor
Laura Haney, Chien Hung, Ashley Averbeck, VOYCE
AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis, 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon Hero Sponsor
Mark Rogers & Rachel Giffhorn, 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon Committee
Thank you to the following organizations for nominating their exceptional caregivers and volunteers for the 2017 Caregiver Awards Luncheon:
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