Thursday, September 14, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place

6:00-9:00 PM

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Whether it’s for a mother with Alzheimer’s disease, an employee with inoperable cancer, or a family overwhelmed by a medical crisis, an estimated 115,000 Oklahomans are caregivers to their loved ones. To honor Oklahoma’s spirit of caring for others, Hospitality House is inviting Oklahomans to nominate a family member, friend, community member, business or church  for The Oklahoma Caring Awards. Nominations were open through July 26th. Check back for the list of finalists!

“In times of crisis, Oklahomans have always been known for their spirit of caring for their communities, neighbors, and strangers,” says Toni Moore, President & CEO of Hospitality House. “Hospitality House is excited to recognize those in our state who exemplify this genuine standard of caring. We look forward to honoring individuals, organizations, churches, and companies who care for their loved ones, employees, clients, and communities through the Oklahoma Caring Awards.”

Congratulations to the eighteen Oklahoma Caring Award 2017 finalists, listed in each category below:

(1) The Caring Award – Individual Caregiver

(Any age & any diagnosis)

This category is for an individual who has gone above and beyond to take care of another person or other people. The person they provide care for may be a relative, a client or a friend. This nominee may be a family member of the patient, a professional caregiver, a nurse or in another caregiving field.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • James Hogan Sr.
  • Kim Mayberry
  • Lisa Bain

(2) The Caring Award – Small Business

(Less than 100 employees)

Companies in this category have less than 100 employees and are based in Oklahoma. Nominees will demonstrate that they care for their clients and employees through providing services that go above and beyond the average employer. They will show demonstrable service to the community, helping meet human service needs in the form of volunteerism, donated services or other community engagement activities.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • Chick-fil-A at Southroads Shopping Center
  • Children’s Medical Charities Association
  • Clarehouse

(3) The Caring Award – Large Business

(100+ employees)

Companies in this category have more than 100 employees and may be located anywhere in Oklahoma. There must be 100 employees at the office in Oklahoma, while the headquarters may be located elsewhere. Nominees will demonstrate that they care for their clients and employees through providing services that go above and beyond the average employer. Their level of commitment to community engagement is understandably at a higher level than smaller businesses. Large business nominees will measure their impact in dollars donated, volunteer hours and employee community engagement.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • The Bama Companies
  • Capital One Auto Finance
  • Simmons Homes

(4) The Caring Award – Church

Nominees in this category must be a Christian faith based church located in Oklahoma. There is no congregation size limit.  Nominees will demonstrate that they care through innovative programs within their church showing care for their members. Also the church will have at least one community outreach program  focused on taking care of others.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • Charity Baptist Church
  • Church on the Move
  • Victory Christian Center

(5) The Caring Award – Healthcare (small) 

(Less than 100 employees)

Healthcare companies in this category have less than 100 employees based in Oklahoma. This could include, but is not limited to, doctor’s offices, health insurance companies, healthcare vendors, nursing homes and hospice facilities. Nominees will demonstrate that they care for their clients and employees through providing services that go above and beyond the average employer. They will show awareness of the needs around them with demonstrable service to the community in the form of volunteerism, outreach services or other community-focused programs specific to their company.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • Mark D. Tiernan DMD & Associates P.C.
  • New Century Hospice
  • Blane E. Snodgrass O.D. in the Tulsa Eye Clinic

(6) The Caring Award – Healthcare (large)

(100+ employees)

Healthcare companies in this category have more than 100 employees based in Oklahoma. There must be 100 employees at the office in Oklahoma, while the headquarters may be located elsewhere. This could include, but is not limited to, doctor’s offices, health insurance companies, healthcare vendors, nursing homes and hospice facilities. Nominees will demonstrate that they care for their clients and employees through providing services that go above and beyond the average employer. The Large Healthcare Company’s level of commitment to community engagement is understandably at a higher level than the small healthcare category. This nominee will measure their impact in dollars donated, volunteer hours and employee community engagement.

TOP 3 FINALISTS:

  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Saint Francis Health System
  • Visiting Angels of Green Country

Winners from each category will be honored at the Oklahoma Caring Awards Gala on September 14, 2017, and each will receive a $1,000 award. For the business and healthcare categories, this cash prize goes to the non-profit of their choice. To nominate a caregiver, click below.