The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice (OCHCH) presented the Outstanding Individuals in Home Care and Hospice Awards at its annual conference in Columbus on September 20, 2017. The awards recognize individuals and volunteers for the exemplary service and care they provide.
Craig Smith, Esq. was presented with the Dorothy Royce Award. The award is named in honor of the founding president of OCHCH and acknowledges an individual that has worked hard to promote home care and hospice in the state of Ohio. Smith recently retired as General Counsel at TSO Management d.b.a Interim HealthCare in Columbus.
Judy Fisher, STNA, received the Homemaker/Aide of the Year Award in Home Care. Fisher serves as a home care associate at Home Care by Black Stone in Cincinnati. Judy has more than 20 years of caring for the elderly and disabled.
The Homemaker/Aide of the Year in Hospice was presented to Tabetha Morelock. Morelock has worked as an STNA with Hospice of Southwest Ohio for over six years.
Beth Batten-Sidle, a nurse at University Optioncare, received the Caring Award for home care.
Sharon Smith was honored with the Caring Award for hospice. Smith was nominated by Hospice of Southwest Ohio.
The Award of Excellence recognizes a licensed professional in home care and hospice who is outstanding in their field. This year’s winner is Tomi Meyer, a nurse with Community Health Professionals in Paulding.
Susan Culler Soden received the Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award. Soden volunteers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare & Hospice in Columbus. The award recognizes a hospice volunteer who has exhibited outstanding dedication, service, compassionate care and love to hospice patients and families.