AHHC HOME Awards

Each year at the AHHC Annual Convention and Expo, home care & hospice heroes are recognized for the remarkable work they do each day. 

Call for 2019 HOME Awards Nominations - Announcement Coming Soon!
The HOME Awards will be Presented on April 29 at the 2019 Annual Conference, taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center April 29-30.

This year’s Award Categories are as follows:
The Caregiver of the Year
The Physician of the Year
The Leslie Carswell Leadership Award
The Administrative Support Person of the Year
The Paraprofessional of the Year


2018 AHHC HOME Award Recipients

(left to right)
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year
: Larry Dawalt, MDiv, Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Woodard, Hospice Volunteer, Duke Home Care & Hospice 
Agency Support Personnel of the Year: Vicki Quintana, RN, BSN, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County
Nurse Aide of the Year: Darlene Rees, Certified Nursing Assistant II, Duke HomeCare & Hospice



2017 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(from Left)
Caregiver of the Year: Janice Thompson, Health & Home Services
Volunteer of the Year: Doug Wahl, Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Mairo Bori, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Physician of the Year: Dr. Laura Patel, Transitions LifeCare
Nurse Aide of the Year: Nikki Granere, Four Seasons Compassion for Life 
Leslie Carswell Leader of the Year: Michael Bolewitz, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
Agency Support Personnel of the Year: Carolyn Colsher, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Paraprofessional of the Year: Pamra Blackwell, Interim Healthcare
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Lindsey Bradsher, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Tim Rogers, AHHC President and CEO



2016 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Christopher Troy Meade, DPT, Advanced Home Care
Leslie Carswell Leader of the Year: Lee Dobson, MPA, CPHQ, BAYADA Home Health Care
Physician of the Year: Steve A. Daub, M.D., AAFP, nominated by Hearthside Home Care
Paraprofessional of the Year: Lisa Barriger, LPN, Interim Healthcare
Caregiver of the Year: Joy Boutin, nominated by 3HC
Tim Rogers, President and CEO, AHHC
Ellen B. Winston Award Winner: Debra J. Harris, Wilson County Home Health Agency
Agency Support Person of the Year: Louise Goldstein, RN, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Nurse Aide of the Year: Melinda McKinnon, CNA, BAYADA Home Health Care
Administrative Support Person of the Year: 
Jennifer Gruber, Healthy@Home


2015 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Physician of the Year: Claire Hicks, MD, Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Paraprofessional of the Year: Sandra Davis, 3HC
Agency Support Person of the Year: Wanda Smiley, 3HC
Leslie Carswell Leadership Award: Jacqueline Holland, RN, PSA Healthcare
Dr. Ellen B. Winston Award Winner: Devin Griffith, MPH, MSW, Advanced Home Care (formerly Randolph Hospital)
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Crystal Bowen, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Wendy Chavez, RN, MSN, Health & Home Services
Nurse Aide of the Year: Trehonor Law, AssistedCare, Inc.
Volunteer of the Year: Terry Doyle, 3HC

2014 AHHC HOME Award Recipients


(Clockwise from Top Left)
Physician of the Year: Christine Petzing, M.D., F.P., C.A.Q., Dare Home Health & Dare Hospice
Volunteer of the Year: Deborah Fowler, Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Paraprofessional of the Year: Susan Wheeler, PTA, Gentiva Home Health
Carolyn Cusic Professional of the Year: Jennifer Boggs, MSN, RN, COS-C, Carolinas Healthcare System
Nurse Aide of the Year: Shonda Leigh
Administrative Support Person of the Year: Jillian Daye, Well Care Home Care
Caregiver of the Year: Bonnie Burney, nominated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center
Agency Support Person of the Year: Chris Scott, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center
Leslie Carswell Leadership Award: Pamela Cowin, MSN, RN, Vidant Home Health and Hospice