Nominations & Awards
The Institute of Post-Acute Care recognizes the importance of superior achievement and being “Best in Class.” Elite honors, awards, and nominations like AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award and Leading Age’s annual awards elevates a company’s status and credibility, attracts new employees and customers, promotes best practices, and improves company morale. Our InsPAC advisors, programs, training, and resources can help prepare your staff and organization to receive these top honors, as well as many others in your local and state communities. InsPAC’s “Excellence in Care Awards” also recognizes post-acute care staff and providers who go beyond the call of duty and are dedicated to quality care. Staff and facilities that provide post-acute care, including long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and home health agencies are eligible for consideration. Self-nominations are accepted.
Eligibility varies by award. Carefully review the description and criteria for each award prior to making a selection. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
- Post-Acute Care Nurse Executive of the Year (PAC-NE)
- Post-Acute Care Director of Nursing Leader of the Year (PAC-DON)
- Post-Acute Care Nurse Leader of the Year (PAC-NL). Any member of the interdisciplinary team may be nominated for this award
- Post-Acute Care Registered Nurse of the Year (PAC-RN)
- Post-Acute Care Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year (PAC-LPN)
- Post-Acute Care Staff Educator of the Year (PAC-CSE)
- Post-Acute Care Home Care and Hospice Practitioner of the Year (PAC-HHP)
- Post-Acute Care Vendor of the year (PAC-VC)
- Post-Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant CNA of the year (PAC-CNA)
- Post-Acute Care Nursing Facility of the Year Eligibility (PAC-NF)
- Nominees must be current staff members of post-acute care communities and may not have received the award in the past three years.
To make a nomination, an application must be submitted with a listing of major achievements and attached with supporting documentation in Adobe document format. The supporting documents must not exceed 20 pages. Self-Nominations are accepted. The application should include:
- Narration of demonstrated qualities that make the individual/facility exceptional and deserving of the award.
- Description of how the nominee serves as an exemplary leader and role model for others in the post-acute care environment.
- Specific examples of how the nominee promotes the highest quality person-centered care for the residents or clientele served.
- Description of how the nominee is an outstanding nurse or leader in their field (for individual awards).
- Description of how the nominee exhibits leadership and teamwork skills. (for individual awards).
- Examples of how the nominee supports and advocates for the rights of patients or residents
- Non-refundable application fee of $149.00.
Cycle 1: Application fee is required
- Application received between January 1st and March 31st.
- Application reviewed by awards committee between April and May 31st.
- Press release and winners announced by June 31st.
Cycle 2: Application fee is required
- Application received between March 1st and June 30th.
- Application reviewed by awards committee July and August 31s.
- Press release and winner announced by September 31st.
Cycle 3: Application fee is not required
- Review of winners from cycle 1 and 2 to determine overall national winners.
- Review timeframe September-November.
- National Announcement of and celebration with facility and staff in December.
Nomination and Awards Form
Nominees must be current staff members of post-acute care communities and may not have received the award in the past three years.
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