New McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards to honor distinguished nursing veterans and others

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, along with sister brands McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care, announces the new McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards program, which recognizes industry veterans for their achievements and inspiration.

For a limited time, nominations will be accepted to recognize individuals who are setting new standards of excellence, driving change, providing guidance and motivating others in this field.

“With the Pinnacle Awards, McKnight’s honors individuals who have not only reached the top of the profession, but managed to stay there for years,” said Craig Roth, McKnight’s editor. “They have inspired us in the past and will continue to do so as long as they are in this space.”

The annual program culminates in online reporting and an in-person celebration.

Specialists with at least 20 years of experience who are still working in the areas of nursing, senior living or home care are eligible to nominate. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

The program has multiple awards across multiple tracks.

The rails:

  • Qualified nursing – profit-oriented
  • Qualified nursing – non-profit
  • Senior living (independent living, assisted living, memory maintenance and/or old-age provision/life plan community) – profit-oriented
  • Senior living (independent living, assisted living, memory care and/or care/life plan community) – non-profit
  • Home Care / Home Health / Hospice – for-profit and non-profit

The prize categories:

  • Determination of the standard price
  • Agent of Change Award
  • inspiration price
  • thought leader award
  • Unsung Hero Award

Also, awards will be given in the following two categories covering all tracks:

  • Industry allies (elected officials, senior government officials, members of trade groups, analysts, influential academics or researchers, other thought leaders, etc.)
  • Business Partners (for Vendors/Sponsors who have advanced and contributed to the sector)

In addition, a special Career Achievement Award will be presented, determined by the program organizers.

The standard nomination deadline is October 20, for which there is a $199 entry fee. Nominations will also be accepted until an extended deadline of October 27 for a $249 entry fee.

The finalists will be announced on December 1st and the winners will be celebrated at an in-person event in March. Further details will be announced at a later date.

More information about the awards and a link to the nomination form can be found in the application kit.

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