Nominations for 2016 are now closed!

  

Ways to Nominate:

Two Opportunities to Shine:

Nominations may be made by Alliance agencies, their patients, or their partner organizations and are due by May 6th, 2016.

Download the Innovations 2016 Nomination Form
(One form per nomination)

 

Final selections will be made by the Alliance’s Membership & Awards Ceremony Committee. Each winner will be invited to attend the ceremony as guest of the Alliance, along with the person who nominated him/her, as well as three additional guests.

Please join us in this opportunity to celebrate and honor our industry innovators and our “STARs.”

The 2016 Aide and Clinician of the Year will be honored on the covers of our 2017 directories.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE Nomination Categories

There are many kinds of innovations that deserve recognition: a new service line; a way to improve communication with physicians, families, or hospital discharge planners; a unique partnership with another organization within the community; a system to streamline documentation; a program to improve staff satisfaction or reduce staff turnover; a new payment arrangement with a third-party payer; an organizational re-structuring to increase operational efficiency, an application of new technology to improve care

STAR Award Categories

Clinician of the Year: Awarded to a nurse or therapist who has consistently demonstrated:

  1. An exceptional degree of clinical excellence in use of his/her skills;
  2. A commitment to individual professional growth;
  3. Special contributions to the agency and team colleagues;
  4. A special degree of caring and commitment to patients; and
  5. Longevity in the home care profession.

Aide of the Year: Awarded to a home care aide who has demonstrated:

  1. An exceptional degree of excellence in use of his/her skills;
  2. A commitment to individual professional growth;
  3. Special contributions to the agency and team colleagues;
  4. A special degree of caring and commitment to patients; and
  5. Longevity in the home care profession.

Manager of the Year: Awarded to a clinical or administrative manager (not CEO level) who has demonstrated:

  1. Strong managerial skills in the supervision and mentoring of staff;
  2. Leadership in setting and achieving goals for the agency;
  3. A commitment to representing the agency or industry in the community;
  4. Contributions to improving the delivery of care or the ability of staff to deliver care; and
  5. Longevity in the home care profession.

Legislator of the Year: Awarded to an individual who serves in the Massachusetts state legislature or represents MA in the US Congress and who has demonstrated:

  1. Consistent leadership on legislative initiatives that advance and support the home health care industry; and
  2. Active involvement with constituent agencies.

Physician of the Year: Awarded to a physician or nurse practitioner who has demonstrated:

  1. Active involvement in the home health field;
  2. Outspoken support for health care delivered in the home;
  3. Longevity in the home health profession.

Home Care Champion:  Awarded to an individual(s) or organization who has advanced the image or cause of home care in Massachusetts, demonstrated industry leadership through innovation and vision, made outstanding contributions as a Board leader of an agency, or been an effective grassroots advocate for home care at a local, state-wide, or national level.