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Congratulations to the 2016 D. A. “Woody” Brown Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 D. A. “Woody” Brown Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the D.A. “Woody” Brown Community Involvement Awards.  Winners demonstrated their commitment to developing engaging, creative programs and communications for their residents and the broader community.

Each year awards are given in four categories.

Year Round Program:  This category is for on-going activities including daily, weekly or regularly scheduled activities conducted between June 2015 and May 2016.

 Fewer than 100 beds

1st Place – The Orchard Assisted Living  – Warsaw
2nd Place – Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Keysville

More than 100 beds

1st Place – Riverside Rehabilitation Center – Hampton
2nd Place – Sentara Woodview – South Boston
3rd Place – Sentara MeadowView Terrace – Clarksville

National Nursing Home Week/National Assisted Living Week Every year, National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) begins on Mother’s Day – quite appropriate since so many long term care residents are women and mothers. The theme for NNHW for 2016 was It’s a Small World with a Big Heart. National Assisted Living Week (NALW) occurs in mid-September. Heartwarming themes and festive events are scheduled and facilities host celebrations to honor the occasion. The 2015 NALW theme was Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit.

 Fewer than 100 beds:

1st Place – Heritage Hall – Lexington
2nd Place – The Landmark Center – Stuart
3rd Place – Heritage Hall – Virginia Beach

More than 100 beds:

1st Place – Highland Ridge Rehab Center, LLC – Dublin
2nd Place – Dogwood Village of Orange Health & Rehab
3rd Place – Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Inc. – Danville

Special Event:  The Special Event award is designed to recognize a one-time activity such as a holiday-specific open house or a fundraiser held sometime between June 2015 and May 2016. The award is granted based on program design and its ability to unite residents and the community.

Fewer than 100 beds:

1st Place – The Oaks – Salem
2nd Place – Joseph C. Thomas Center – Salem
3rd Place – Hillsville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, LLC

More than 100 beds:

1st Place – Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Inc. – Danville
2nd Place – Blue Ridge Therapy Connection – Stuart
3rd Place – Beth Sholom Village – Virginia Beach

Facility Newsletter:  This award recognizes excellence in facility newsletters. Newsletters are a special form of communication that is essential both inside and outside of the center. Staff, residents, family members and the greater community all rely upon them. Facilities must submit three different issues of their newsletter published between June of the past year and May of the current year. Judging is based on content, readability, creativity, special features, relevance, timeliness and resident/employee involvement.

Fewer than 100 beds:

1st Place – Autumn Care of Madison
2nd Place – Dogwood Village of Orange County Senior Living
3rd Place – Radford Health & Rehab Center

More than 100 beds:

1st Place – Inova Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Leesburg
2nd Place – Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Inc. – Danville
3rd Place – Gainesville Health & Rehab Center

Winners will be formally recognized on September 13 as part of the VHCA-VCAL 2016 Convention and Trade Show at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.

 

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