Nominations and Awards

Recognize Excellence!

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire has five exciting opportunities to recognize the best and the brightest among our members. By recognizing excellence among our agencies, staff, students and advocates the Alliance is able to publicly acknowledge and thank those who make a difference throughout New Hampshire as well as to attract and retain caring individuals to work in the home setting.

LNA of the Year

LNA of the Year Award – Due May 10

Award Type: Recognition

LNAs are often at the front line of the health care experience.

The LNA of the Year Award offers us all an opportunity to recognize and reward those individuals who have committed themselves to a career as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, offer excellence in patient care, are suburb at communicating with patients, families and staff, and are also a role model for fellow professional caregivers.

Select and nominate a Nursing Assistant from your staff, and use 2019 LNA Award linked below to place your nomination. The nominee must be a licensed nursing assistant (LNA), employed by a member agency, with a current active license. Selection is based on the narrative submitted by the agency, and consideration is also given to supporting documents like testimony from families, clients and co-workers. Some suggestions to consider when selecting your nominee are: most outstanding performance on a continuous basis; most reliable – someone who can always be counted on to be there and give 100 percent; seniority/loyalty; an employee held in high regard by peers as well as management; an employee who has done something extraordinary for a client; an employee who exemplifies high standards held by your agency; or any other criteria you choose. This is your chance to recognize and reward what you most value in your Nursing Assistants.

You already know that LNA’s are hard working, caring individuals who serve patients and their families every day and regard this service as more than just a job. Now you need to tell the world.

Maryellen LaRoche Nursing Scholarship Award

LaRoche Nursing Scholarship- Due May 10

Award Type: Educational Scholarship

The Maryellen LaRoche Nursing Scholarship was established to support individuals currently employed in home healthcare who are working towards an associate, bachelors, or advanced nursing degree. The scholarship honors Maryellen LaRoche, who was the executive director of Carroll County Health & Home Care in Chocorua until her death in 2009. She was a mentor to paraprofessional and nursing staff throughout her career.

Home Care Service Award

Home Care Service Award- Due May 10

Violet Rounds and Beth Slepian, both of Concord Regional VNA. Rounds earned the home Care Service Award in 2017

Award Type: Recognition

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire recognizes the Best of the Best with the Home Care Service Award. This award showcases and celebrates true excellence and dedication to providing quality in-home health care. Recipients of the Service Award have been identified as those agencies who have consistently demonstrated a passion for patients and employee satisfaction, and offer exemplary quality of care. Companies are evaluated based on agency training, communication, overall quality of care, caregiver performance, caregiver morale, response to problems and recommendation of services.

This honor is bestowed on individuals, or groups, for exceptional contribution to the home care & hospice community in New Hampshire. The Alliance invites members to submit nominations in accordance with the criteria outlined below. Presentations will be made at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting in June.

The Alliance invites members to submit nominations in accordance with the criteria outlined below. Presentations will be made at the Annual Meeting in June.

Please include the following information in your nominations:

  1. Name of nominee (individual or organization)
  2. Organizational affiliation of nominee, if relevant (e.g., employer)
  3. Name of person making the nomination ­­­­­­­and contact information
  4. Narrative description of nominee’s contribution:  describe why you believe they should be recognized through this award.  

Recipient may be one or more of the following:

  • CEO, staff or board member of a Provider Member Agency
  • Representative of an Affiliate Member or other organization important to home care
  • An individual otherwise affiliated with a home care agency (Medical Director, consultant)
  • A member of the public-at-large, including caregivers
  • A public official (including government employees)
  • A leader in health care education, or related health care fields

Please send nominations by May 10, 2019 to the attention of Gina Balkus by mail, fax (225-5817) or email (gbalkus@homecarenh.org)

Ira Byock & Yvonne Corbeil Award for Innovation & Collaboration in Delivering The Best Care at the End of Life

Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbeil Award  – Due May 3

Award Type: Recognition

The Byock and Yvonne Corbeil Award honors those who have improved quality, expanded access, and/or increased efficiency in delivering the best end-of-life care possible to New Hampshire residents. The recipient will be chosen from a list of finalists selected by a committee comprised of the current President, Executive Director, one additional member of the board of directors, and the most recent award recipient, as well as the Award’s namesakes Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbeil.

Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award

Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award – Due May 10

Award Type: Recognition

Granite State Home Health & Hospice Association (GSHHA) created this award in honor of Maryellen LaRoche, director of Carroll County Health & Home Care Services in Chocorua until her death in early 2009. Maryellen was politically active at all levels of government, and frequently represented home health providers at the NH State House.  She believed that being active in public policy was essential to promote and assure the availability of quality home care services for every NH resident. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to home healthcare in New Hampshire through leadership in the public policy arena.

Criteria for Public Policy Award

Please include the following information in your nominations:

  1. Name of nominee (individual or organization)
  2. Organizational affiliation of nominee, if relevant (e.g., employer)
  3. Name of person making the nomination ­­­­­­­and contact information
  4. Narrative description of nominee’s contribution:  describe why you believe they should be recognized through an award.  

Nominees should be individuals or organizations that have shown leadership on legislative and/or regulatory initiatives that advance and support the home healthcare industry. Advocates who have made a significant contribution to home healthcare on behalf of providers, consumers or caregivers are also eligible.  Nominees may include, but are not limited to:

  • CEOs, staff or board members of a NH licensed or certified home health agency
  • Individuals otherwise affiliated with a home care agency
  • Members of the public-at-large, including caregivers and consumers, who have served as home care advocates
  • Public officials (including government employees, elected and appointed officials)
  • Organizations that have contributed to the advancement of home healthcare

Please send nominations by May 10, 2019 to the attention of Gina Balkus by mail, fax (225-5817) or email, gbalkus@homecarenh.org