The National Association for Home Care & Hospice Announces Members of the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice Announces Members of the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame

September 23, 2011 05:37 PM

PRESS RELEASE

For additional information:

Barbara D. Woolley
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
(202) 547-7424
bdw@nahc.org

WASHINGTON D.C. (Sept. 23, 2011) – Today, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), released the names of the first 30 persons to be inducted into the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame. New honorees will be voted for each year.

“We are proud to announce the inaugural class of the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame,” said Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President. “The honorees have distinguished themselves by fighting on behalf of the aged, ill, and disabled. They have strived to ensure that every person, no matter their age, income, or health, has the right to enjoy the freedoms reserved for all Americans in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This includes the right to receive care in their homes and to die there with dignity.”

The honorees, who have all done much to advance this right, will officially be announced on Monday, October 3, at the General Session of the NAHC 30th Annual Meeting & Exposition. The session will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Ballroom EFGH of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The announcement follows a careful process of selection. After accepting nominations for several months, NAHC staff and volunteers chose a class of 60 finalists. The responsibility to choose the winners went to the NAHC board of directors, along with a 12-member nominating committee representing each section of NAHC.

The 30 winners — one for each year of NAHC’s existence — will have their portraits, along with a summary of their achievements, hung in NAHC’s headquarters at 228 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC. In the future, NAHC will choose one to five winners every year and announce their names at its Annual Meeting. Next year’s Annual Meeting will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and nominations for the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame are already open.

Suggestions for new Hall of Fame members will be welcome all year long. To make a nomination, email NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris at vjh@nahc.org. Include the person’s name and a few paragraphs about why they deserve induction into the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame.

“An association, like a nation, is who it honors,” Halamandaris said. “The 30 people who have been named all honor us by the quality of their lives and their service to others, particularly the aged, ill, and disabled. They are wonderful role models whose example will inspire generations yet unborn to lead a life of caring and public service.”

Below is a list of the 2011 honorees for the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame:

  1. Mother Teresa
  2. Senator Frank E. Moss
  3. Hon. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.
  4. Senator Claude Pepper
  5. Ms. Lillian D. Wald
  6. William J. Simione, Jr., C.P.A.
  7. Senator Susan Collins
  8. Dr. Arthur S. Flemming
  9. Ms. Mary S. Suther
  10. Senator Edward M. Kennedy
  11. Ms. Helen Hayes
  12. Senator Robert J. Dole
  13. Dr. Ruth C. Constant
  14. Hon. Hugh Downs
  15. Dr. Virginia Henderson
  16. Mr. Don Wortley
  17. Hon. Rosalynn Carter
  18. Hon. Robert Butler, M.D.
  19. Ms. Michele A. Quirolo
  20. Senator John Breaux
  21. Dame Cicely Saunders
  22. Ms. Andrea L. Devoti
  23. Ms. Elaine D. Stephens
  24. Mr. Mike Vance
  25. Dr. Margaret Cushman
  26. Mr. Gary M. Bremer
  27. Ms. Helen Heyrman
  28. Mr. Ronald A. Malone
  29. Ms. Maggie Kuhn
  30. President William J. Clinton

About NAHC

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 10 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, disabled and dying. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members provide the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org.

 

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