WOODBURY – Business Office Manager Helen Davenport has been named facility Caregiver of the Year for 2010 by Woodbury Health Center. Davenport has worked at the nursing home for 37 years.
In addition, Woodbury Health Center has nominated Davenport for district and statewide honors through the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) Caregiver of the Year program. Six district winners, one from each of THCA’s six geographical districts (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and East Tennessee), will be recognized during the association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
From the six district winners, the statewide Caregiver of the Year will be selected. The statewide Caregiver of the Year will be named and honored on Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day, Nov. 19, in a ceremony at his facility.
Now in its 12th year, THCA’s Caregiver of the Year program provides member facilities the opportunity to honor those who provide much-needed, round-the-clock support for nursing home patients across the Volunteer State. THCA received 72 nominations for 2010.
“THCA’s Caregiver of the Year program helps inspire nursing home employees to strive for excellence and creates a sense of pride in the fact that facilities recognize and reward their hard work, dedication and service to others,” said Administrator James L. Adkins. “Our honoree sets an example for everyone to follow, and we could not be prouder.”
The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, visit www.thca.org.