Award Nominations

HCAM Awards


The David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship applications will be available in January 2023.  

2022 David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship Winners
HCAM awarded 11 scholarships to employees at member facilities. Congratulations!

Jennifer Bennett, West Woods of Niles, Southwestern Michigan College, Health Information Technology

Mackenna Darnell, Mission Point of Greenville, Montcalm Community College, Nursing

Karlee Dunson, Grandvue Medical Care Facility, Grand Valley State University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Mercedes Glynn, West Woods of Niles, Ferris State University, Business Administration – minor in facility management/long-term care

Kelsey Kirkland, Willows at Howell, Eastern Michigan University, Nursing

Carrie Leos, Midland Kings Daughters, Delta College, Nursing

Therese Maupin-Moore, Thornapple Manor, Western Michigan, Masters of Social Work

Shelly Moore, Ovid Healthcare Center, Delta College, Nursing

Tyler Potila, D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Bay College West College, Nursing

Katelyn Proshek, Mission Point Health Campus of Jackson, Albion College, Psychology

Jacob Rodanhisler,  Mission Point of Greenville, Grand Valley State University, Allied Health Sciences


Any HCAM member may submit a nomination for Life Membership. Reach out to Lisa Reibsome for details and to request an application.


HCAM has a robust awards and recognition program that goes beyond the scholarship program. That plans to return in 2023. Nominating a staff member, volunteer and/or resident is a great way to show your appreciation for their dedication. There are amazing people living, working and volunteering in our facilities. Please plan to take a moment to share their stories and submit applications in early 2023.

The following awards are expected to return in 2023 for HCAM members:
Resident of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Gerry Baker Hero of Healthcare
CNA of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Calvin H. Monfils Facility of Excellence
David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship

Have a suggestion for a new award category?  Reach out to Lisa Reibsome and let her know!

AHCA Awards

Each year, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) honors individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of lives of residents and their surrounding communities. All AHCA member facilities are encouraged to apply, including skilled nursing facilities, short- and long-term care facilities, not-for-profit (NFP) long-term care providers, intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) residential services providers (including intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/IID), and other individuals who work in the long-term care field, including direct care, education, research, and resident advocacy.​

National Quality Awards

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in Quality. Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence.

Applications are judged by trained examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.