Awards

OCHCH offers a variety of awards programs plus many other recognition programs for OCHCH members only. We would like to congratulate those who have been recognized among their peers. Nominations are accepted throughout the entire year and recognized at the OCHCH Annual Conference.

Dorothy Royce Award

The Dorothy Royce Award is named in honor of the Founding President of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice. This award is to acknowledge an individual that has worked hard to promote home care and hospice in the state of Ohio through OCHCH and the community setting. If you wish to nominate more than one person, a separate form must be completed for each nominee.
     
2016   Jeremy Markewicz 2003   Fran Baby 1991   Sandra Volz
2015   Deborah Albaugh 2002   Holly Novak   1990   Donna Grimm 
2014   Linda Horvath 2001   Therese "Terri" Medley 1989   Karen Jones 
2013   Rebecca Chenault 2000   Ann Burbank 1988   Kathy Tyner 
2011   Maryellen Majoros 1999   Nancy Diller-Shively 1987   Eda Kohls
2010   Charles Bradley 1998   Martha Haluszka   1986   Lucy Weaver 
2009   Mary Jane Stumpf 1997   Margaret "Marnie" Frey 1985   Davina Gosnell
2008   Wanda Stackpole 1996   Cynthia Bowersock-Thiel 1984   Jeanne Bonham  
2007   Karen Thompson 1995   Karen Newlon 1983   Jane Tschappat 
2006   Debra Studer 1994   Karen Talbott  1982   Betty Wolfe
2005   Pamela Parr 1993   Elizabeth Barbour  
2004   Rose Anne Lonsway 1992   Joanne Smith  

 


Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence is designed to recognize the licensed professional who is outstanding in his/her field. This nominee must have at least three (3) years experience in giving home care or hospice patient care (past or present position) and must be currently employed by a member agency. Nominations may include personnel currently in administrative or supervisory positions. This award recognizes two individuals - one in home care and one in hospice.
     
2016   Tina Taylor (home care) 2010   Cheryl Winigman 2002   Melanie Ray
2016   Tracy Paul Downs (hospice) 2009   Diane Korman 2001   Patricia Excellence
2015   Lynn Juppe (hospice) 2008   Cindy Ohms  2000   Rhonda Moeller
2015   Charlotte Kister (home care) 2007   Teresa Cosner 1999   Garnett Beagle
2014   Vonda Rempfer 2006   Donna DeLozier 1998   Barbara Driscoll
2013   Dana Traxler 2005   Sharon Wills 1997   Theresa Beard
2012   Tina Taylor 2004   Herb Tharp 1996   Linda Krulish 
2011   Mary Anne Kruse 2003   Karen Robinson  
     

 


Caring Award

The Caring Award is an award presented to a caregiver who has exhibited outstanding courage and love to individual(s) in their care. The recipient of this award is neither a member of the Council nor an employee of any member agency. Nominations for this award must come from an OCHCH Provider Member and the patient must be either a past or current patient of an OCHCH member agency. This award recognizes two individuals - one in home care and one in hospice. If you wish to nominate more than one person, a separate form must be completed for each nominee.

     
2016   John and Martha Meeks 2008   Janet Finely  2000   Linda Point
2015   Tonya Cunningham 2007   Irene Barnett 1999   Thomas Vagedes 
2014   Susan Reasnor (hospice)  2006   Alice Malak    1998   Linda Knodel
2013   Jan and Ralph Brown  2005   Aileen Patterson 1997   Hobart & Vince Smith  
2012   Connie Howie  2004   Debra Estep 1996   Karen Mealy  
2011   Ellen Shankle  2003   Jill Stinebaugh   
2010   Linda Goettemoeller 2002   Bonnie Plotts  
2009   Teresa Matot   2001   Mary Matthews   

 


Homemaker/Aide of the Year Award 

The Homemaker/Aide of the Year Award is an award designed to recognize the special individual who is an outstanding, personable, caring and dedicated caregiver (home care and/or hospice). This nominee must be a Homemaker/Aide with at least three (3) years experience in giving in-home patient care and must be currently employed by a member agency. This award recognizes two individuals - one in home care and one in hospice. If you wish to nominate more than one person, a separate form must be completed for each nominee.
     
2016   Martha Meister (home care) 2010   Ollie Tripp  2002   Peggy Cobrun
2016   Nancy Roig (hospice) 2009   Lisa Wells  2001   Elsa Tartaglia 
2015   David Yanneris (hospice)  2008   Margie Jones   2000   Betty Lewis
2015   Anjie Kennell (home care)  2007   Cassie Parrish  1999   Mary Harrington
2014   Joseph Quinn 2006   Brenda Caudy 1998   Rita Woodyard 
2013   Nell Coleman 2005   Leslie Bass  1997   Audrey VanDriver
2012   Wilsie Bradford   2004   Traci Riley  1996   Maxine Streber 
2011   Sharon Mays  2003   Katherine (Scotty) Scott   
     

 


Hospice Volunteer of the Year

Awarded for the first time in 2014, the Hospice Volunteer of the Year is an award presented to a volunteer who has exhibited outstanding dedication, service, compassionate care and love to hospice patients and their families. This individual goes out of their way to make the lives of hospice patients a little better, their days brighter and improves their quality of life. The recipient of this award is currently a volunteer at a hospice agency that is a member of Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice. Nominations for this award must come from a Voting/Provider Member (Hospice Agency). If you wish to nominate more than one person, a separate form must be completed for each nominee. This award recognizes someone in the hospice industry.
   
2016   Robert Bish  
2015   Paul Carlson  
2014   Les Tesnow   
   

 


Home Care and Hospice Hero Award

The Home Care and Hospice Hero Award recognizes a public official who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of home care and hospice, and their accessibility to the public. The recipient shall be a non-Council member and must also be a current or former public official (A public official could be either elected, or in a regulatory capacity on the state or federal level, or an appropriate local official.)

 

2016   State Representative Nickie J. Antonio

2013   Val J. Halamandaris
2011   Senator Shannon Jones
2009   Representative Barbara Boyd
2007   Senator John Carey & Representative Jon Husted
2005   State Representative Jim Hoops
2003   Senator Doug White
2001   State Senator Eric D. Fingerhut & Robert Wright 

 


Advocacy Champion: Hero for Home Care and Hospice Award

The Advocacy Champion: Hero for Home Care and Hospice Award was established to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement and advancement of home care and/or hospice through governmental and political involvement, leadership, and activism.  This award may be given in the even numbered years.  This award recognizes someone who is an advocate in the home health care or hospice industry.
   
2015   William B. Yarmuth 2006   David Tramontana
2015   David Tramontana 2004   Donna Grimm
2012   Craig Smith 2002   Pam Parr Home
2010   Debra Studer 1998   Marnie Frey
2008   Maria de la Luz Muñoz