HCP Announces 2017 Annual Award Recipients

HCP members and HCP Chapters that would like to congratulate this year’s Award winners may purchase an ad in the Awards section of the HCP Conference Program Guide, which is distributed to all HCP Conference attendees. Full page, half page and quarter page ad sizes are available on a first come-first served basis. The deadline for congratulatory ads is September 29. For more information or to reserve space for a congratulatory ad, please contact Marissa Crary, or click here  to download the ad reservation form.

This year’s Annual Award winners are:

Founders’ Spirit Award – Andrea Thomas-Randall, Sunnywide Citywide Home Care Services, Inc.

Andrea Thomas-Randall truly exemplifies the spirit of the HCP founders. A long-time member of HCP, Andrea has been tireless in her efforts championing home care as an industry and has been a true advocate for home care aides. This year Andrea has served as Secretary on the HCP Board of Directors. She is a long-time and active member of the HCP New York City Chapter, currently serving as Chapter Vice President and previously serving as Chapter Secretary.

Andrea is always ready to attend a political event or to advocate on behalf of the industry. She is a true leader who readily shares her knowledge and expertise with colleagues. She has consistently demonstrated her passion for the home care industry and those clients that we serve.

Elected Official of the Year – Assembly Member Andrew P. Raia

Assembly Member Raia has been a supporter of numerous home care issues that are important to HCP and the HCP Long Island Chapter. As the ranking minority member of the New York State Assembly Health Committee, Assembly Member Raia understands the challenges that face the home care industry and has worked to address those challenges. He has sponsored a number of HCP priority bills and was an early supporter of uniform billing codes. His efforts have helped advance HCP’s priorities on behalf of the industry and the clients we serve.

Associate Member of the Year – Sandata Technologies

Sandata has been a long-time HCP Associate Member and ongoing supporter of HCP at both the State and Chapter level. Sandata has consistently supported numerous programs and events presented by HCP affiliate Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC), including the HCP Conference, and they consistently support Chapter programs throughout the year. Sandata has presented sessions at the HCP Conference for a number of years that help providers address challenges related to the needs and uses of information for reporting requirements, standards and other purposes. They have been integrally involved in helping providers during the transition to managed care. Importantly, they constantly reach out to providers to learn what their needs and challenges are and they act on feedback provided.

Journalistic Excellence in Support of Home Care – Pete Demola, Sun Community News

Pete Demola is a young reporter who has produced a comprehensive and compelling series of six articles that told the home care story exceedingly well. His articles showed compassion for the elderly who are being adversely impacted by the home care crisis in the North Country of New York State and an appreciation for the dedication of home care aides who care for them, while at the same time describing the legislative and government policies that affect reimbursement rates and service providers. His efforts have helped consumers understand the issues faced by home care agencies and how important home care is to our communities and to hundreds of families that benefit from these services.

Every year, HCP members nominate candidates for HCP’s Annual Awards, which are voted on by the HCP Board of Directors. Winners are recognized for their many contributions to the home care industry and to HCP, and they will receive their awards on October 25 during the Annual Awards Luncheon at the HCP Annual Management Conference and Exhibition, which will be held at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York. HCP congratulates all 2017 Award winners and thanks them for their dedication to HCP and the home care industry.