Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do You Know a Homecare Champion?

This Fall, the American Association for Homecare will honor the organization’s first Homecare Champion(s) by presenting an award that recognizes AAHomecare members who have made exceptional contributions to the HME sector. The recipient(s) will receive their honor at the Stand Up for Homecare reception that will take place during Medtrade on Tuesday evening, October 25, in Atlanta.

We are asking for nominations to help us identify those individuals who have had a significant impact on HME issues and who have helped to advance the business of the homecare community.

Some of the attributes to be considered in determining who might be deserving of recognition:
  • Longstanding record of service within the homecare community;
  • Embodiment of the spirit of caring and generosity which are the hallmarks of this profession;
  • High personal integrity; and
  • Membership in the American Association for Homecare and in one or more state organizations.
While the recognition of a Homecare Champion may relate in part to involvement in government affairs, this award is not predominately focused on federal or state government advocacy. We are seeking to honor people who have been involved in various aspects of the business of HME and the care that is an essential component. (Note – in February 2012 at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, we will also initiate an award that specifically recognizes leadership in advocacy and government affairs.)

The Homecare Champion recognition will be an ongoing award bestowed upon several deserving individuals every year at Medtrade and Medtrade Spring.

Submitting Nominations
All nominations must be submitted either by mail (address below), fax (703-836-6370) or email ( using the nomination form and must be received on or before 5:00 pm ET on Friday, September 30, 2011.

Anyone involved in the homecare community may submit a nomination.

Nominations should be submitted to:
Homecare Champion Award
Sue Mairena
American Association for Homecare
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 725
Arlington, VA 22202
Questions about the Homecare Champion recognition and related inquiries should be directed to Sue Mairena at (703) 535-1890 or to

Download the 2011 Homecare Champion Nomination Form

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