2012 Convention & Trade Show a Great Success

Over 500 long term care professionals gathered in Hampton last week to honor the best and brightest that make Virginia’s nursing and assisted living facilities among the finest in the nation. Attendees received continuing education in dynamic and informative education sessions while 115 exhibitors brought the latest and greatest to trade show visitors.  Community involvement award winners, volunteers, departing Board members and the top five statewide award recipients were honored at the Annual Banquet.  In addition, 52 golfers and tournament sponsors supported the Regirer Nurse Scholarship Fundraiser Tournament to raise funds for future scholarship awards. The Virginia Health Care Association would like to thank the many organizations and individuals who contributed to the success of the 2012 Convention and Trade Show.  Thanks to our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and golfers who made the 2012 Convention & Trade Show such an outstanding event!

Congratulations to the following award winners for their outstanding service in the profession:

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James G. Dunton Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Donna Duss, Vinson Hall Retirement Community, McLean
VHCA Nursing Facility Administrator of the Year Award
  • Vernon Baker, Dogwood Village of Orange County Health & Rehabilitation
VCAL Assisted Living Administrator of the Year Award
  • Susan O’Malley, Eastwood Assisted Living, Roanoke
VHCA/VCAL Director of Nursing of the Year Award
  • Nancy Chila, Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Alexandria
VHCA/VCAL Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year Award
  • Sheila Plowden, The Sylvestery, McLean
VHCA/VCAL Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Nancy Needham – Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital – Norfolk
VHCA/VCAL Group Volunteer of the Year
  • Thomas & Pearlie Stallings – Autumn Care of Suffolk
VHCA/VCAL Teen Volunteer of the Year
  • Samantha Heid – Envoy at the Meadows - Goochland
VHCA would like to thank the following sponsors for their huge generosity in helping out with this year’s big event:

Convention Platinum Sponsors
  • Dynamic Mobile Imaging
  • Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
  • Legacy Consultant Pharmacy
  • M&T Bank
  • Omnicare, Inc.
Convention Gold Sponsors
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
  • National Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • Radiation Physics, Inc.
  • Remedi SeniorCare Pharmacy
  • Sysco Food Services of Virginia
Education Notebook
  • McCandlish Holton, PC
  • Walker-Phillips Healthcare Consulting
Tote Bags
  • Radiation Physics, Inc.
Tuesday Continental Breakfast Sponsor
  • LTC Properties, Inc.
Reception During the Trade Show Sponsor
  • Lancaster Pollard
  • Mellette PC
  • RehabCare
Wednesday Continental Breakfast Sponsor
  • Servant Pharmacy of Virginia
Wednesday Afternoon Refreshment Break Sponsor
  • Chiles Healthcare Consulting
Cindy Mason’s Session
  • Medline
Brian Lee’s Session
  • Heritage Healthcare
Reception Before the Banquet
  • First Med EMS
Andy Edenburn’s Session
  • COMS Interactive
Raffle Sponsors
  • American HealthCare, LLC
  • Richfield Retirement Community
** Congratulations to Autumn Rehab for the booth most in keeping with the theme. 

Winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Platinum Prize:

  • 1st Prize ($300) – Karen Pohl, Executive Director, Carrington Place of Chesapeake
  • 2nd Prize ($200) – Wenceslaw Nkem, Program Manager, Birmingham Green – Manassas
  • 3rd Prize ($100) – Donna Edwards, Business Office Manager, Province Place of Maryview – Portsmouth
Winner of the Grand Prize - $1000
  • Meredith Failla, Regional Director of Clinical Operations, Traditions Senior Management – Fincastle
Nurse Scholarship Raffle Winners
  • Roslyn Shields – Apple iPad
  • Joan Chupik – Four VA Tech football tickets
  • Gerald Williams – A Stay at The Omni Hotel Richmond
  • David Shepard – A Stay at The Homestead

Please check the VHCA/VCAL photo galleries early next week for pictures of all award winners.

Mark your calendars now for the 2013 annual event scheduled for the week of September 16 - 19 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  It is where you want to be!