Staff & Specialty Awards
The Annual IHCA Excellence Awards Program (formerly known as the Annual IHCA Awards) recognizes the outstanding work going on in long term care centers around Illinois every day. Recognizing your staff members and volunteers who have proven to be an invaluable resource to your center’s team is an excellent way to show your appreciation. The IHCA Staff & Specialty Awards gives members the chance to do that. Additionally, you can submit nominations for your center’s innovative programs, communications and community outreach projects. *Note: If you have nurses you would like to nominate for an award, please do so by nominating them for an LTCNA Nursing Award.
Each member center office that submits a nomination(s) must designate ONE contact for all of their nominations.
Winners of the IHCA Staff & Specialty Awards will be announced during IHCA's Virtual Annual Convention & Expo Steptember 13 - 16, 2021, and an award will be sent to each winner at their facility by IHCA.
All nominees will receive a certificate recognizing their achievement.
Facilities are welcomed (and strongly encouraged) to submit multiple nominations.
A list of nominees, as well as information about the chosen winners, will be featured in IHCA publications, on our website and our social media platforms.
Press releases will also be sent to local media outlets announcing the 2021 winners.
The criteria for the following nominations are based on excellence and outstanding service in long term care.
Assisted/Supportive Living Director
Social Service Professional
Food Service/Dietary Professional
Environmental Services Professional
Business Office Professional
Administrator's Choice Award (for nominees who do not fit into other categories)