WELCOME TO THE 2023 McKnight's WOMEN OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM
McKnight's Long-Term Care News, McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care are thrilled to once again recognize women making their marks in skilled nursing, senior living and home care, inspiring others and having a powerful effect on the lives of the individuals they serve.
Building on the success of the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program’s previous four years, we’re pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the fifth annual awards program, which once again will include related events.
Whether you know a woman who has made a significant contribution in skilled nursing, senior living or home care, or someone who is a rising star, it’s time to make your nominations!
IMPORTANT EVENT DATES
Standard deadline: January 5, 2023
Extended nomination deadline: January 10, 2023
McKnight's Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony: May 2023
Standard nomination deadline fee: $79
Extended nomination deadline fee: $109
Nominees working in the skilled nursing, senior living or home care sectors are eligible for recognition. They work in skilled nursing or post-acute care; senior living, including independent living, assisted living, memory care or life plan / continuing care retirement communities; or home care, home health or hospice. Direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners are eligible. Those who serve the field indirectly, such as via associations or as thought leaders, also may apply.
Women who work for vendor companies serving the long-term care industry are not eligible.
HALL OF HONOR
Candidates should be senior-level professionals in the C-suite or at a level equivalent to vice president or higher and should have made a significant impact on their organizations or on the industry.
Candidates will have more than 15 years of experience making an impact on the senior living, skilled nursing or home care fields and be at a level lower than vice president or its equivalent. Whether as a community/facility administrator or executive director; or as a director of nursing, health/wellness or activities; or through some other position, nominees must have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry through their accomplishments.
Candidates must be aged 40 or fewer years or have fewer than 15 years of experience in the profession. Also, they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry. Their achievements/accomplishments may include, for example, managing a project, developing a campaign or contributing to the field via research or thought leadership.
McKNIGHT'S SPIRIT AWARD
This award will recognize inspiring caregiving and service provision efforts. Eligibility is open to women working in skilled nursing, senior living or home care who have demonstrated acts of bravery, courage, perseverance, dedication, determination — or other noble gestures. Up to five inductees will be chosen. The awardees will be celebrated in conjunction with the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program. Nominations for this award may be submitted at no charge.
The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 5, 2023.