Arkansas Health Care Foundation

The Arkansas Health Care Foundation was created by the Arkansas Health Care Association in 2003 as a non-profit foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to establish continuing public and professional education programs for the long term care profession that will give support to front-line caregivers and nursing home administrators so that they will have the opportunity to develop and maintain the highest professional standards in order to provide the highest quality of care for nursing home residents throughout the state.

In 2005, the Arkansas Health Care Foundation began an awards program to honor the amazing caregivers working in Arkansas long term care facilities. Categories include:

  • Administrator of the Year
  • Dr. Virginia Vollmer Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year
  • Dietary Team Member of the Year
  • Director of Nursing of the Year
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Senator Percy Malone Team Member of the Year
  • Environmental Services Team Member of the Year
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Group Volunteer of the Year