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SCHCHA Announces 2022 H.O.M.E. Award Winners


Adrian Dipple, Director of Marketing and Communications, SCHCHA

919-848-3450 ext. 110, [email protected]

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Columbia, SC – September 1, 2022 The South Carolina Home Care and Hospice Association (SCHCHA) hosted its Annual Conference & Expo on August 28-30, 2022 at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC, focusing on the latest state and national developments in home care, hospice, home health, and palliative care. The conference drew healthcare professionals from across South Carolina and brought together local and national vendors of products and services for home & hospice care providers, as well as experts from around the country to present topics pertinent to the advancement, awareness, and quality of healthcare at home. 

Monday’s Annual H.O.M.E. Awards Ceremony (Honoring Outstanding Merit & Excellence) marked the highlight of the conference, with special guest Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette providing the opening welcome for the Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony recognized the excellence of individuals who are dedicated to promoting healing, extending life, and alleviating pain and suffering, all the while keeping families together and providing the greatest degree of freedom, independence, and dignity possible. These are the true heroes in home care, home health and hospice, who serve on the front line every day, encountering numerous challenges often with a smile on their face and a fierce determination to persevere on behalf of their patients.

The Nurse of the Year award is designed to recognize and reward a registered nurse with at least 3 years experience in home care, home health or hospice who has dedicated their career and professional contributions to the field of home health or hospice care and has the heart of a teacher. This category seeks to highlight a commitment, passion, and selflessness to delivering quality care, professionalism and patient outcomes.

The Volunteer of the Year award is designed to recognize volunteers in home care and hospice who have a minimum of 1 year experience volunteering in hospice.

Nominations for the HOME Awards are accepted annually and a special committee comprised of members and staff have the important, and difficult, task of selecting the winners each year through a rigorous voting process. Committee members are provided the nominations, with all identifying information of the nominees removed, to ensure voting is based solely on the merits of each individual. The Awards are presented each year at the Annual SCHCHA Conference. The awards were presented by SCHCHA’s President and CEO, Tim Rogers.

The 2022 recipients are as follows:

Nurse of the Year:
Carla White, RN – Elite Home Care, Day Centers & Transportation

 Volunteer of the Year:
Michael Lance – Interim Healthcare Hospice

Left to Right: Michael Lance, Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette, Carla White, RN

“Carla White, RN and Michael Lance clearly embody this industry. Their dedication to others, caring nature, and selflessness represents what makes this industry so special. SCHCHA is proud to shine a light on the purposeful work of Carla, Michael, and countless others who put others’ needs before their own daily in pursuit of providing excellent healthcare. Congratulations to all the nominees and to this year’s Award recipients!”, said SCHCHA President and CEO, Tim Rogers.

The South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association (SCHCHA) is a nonprofit trade association representing providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, and personal care services. The Association was established in 1979 and currently has a membership of over 250 provider agencies and vendors, who provide products and services to providers. SCHCHA's mission is to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy and Leadership. Services include: technical assistance, monthly newsletters, quality educational programs, annual directory, email alerts, and political lobbying. SCHCHA strongly advocates for their members and the many patients they serve, and is recognized by colleagues, regulators, and legislators as one of the most active and effective home care and hospice associations in the US.



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