Thursday, September 14, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place

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.

“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. A full list of the top three finalists and award winners is below.

Congratulations to the 2017 Oklahoma Caring Award Winners!

Pictured below left to right:  Pam Tiernan with Mark Tiernan DMD & Associates P.C. – Small Healthcare Award Winner  |  Kim Mayberry – Individual Caregiver Award Winner  |  Page Cole, Visiting Angels – Large Healthcare Company Award Winner  |  Michele Denton & Laura Lovett, Children’s Medical Charities Association – Small Business Award Winner  |  Phillip Villarreal, Church on the Move – Church Award Winner  |  Greg Simmons, Simmons Homes – Large Business Award Winner

2017 Oklahoma Caring Award Winners

Congratulations to all six award winners and all 18 finalists! 

(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:

  • Kim Mayberry – Award Winner
  • Lisa Bain
  • James Hogan Sr.

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:

  • Kim Mayberry – Award Winner
  • Lisa Bain
  • James Hogan Sr.

(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:

  • Children’s Medical Charities Association – Award Winner
  • Chick-fil-A at Southroads Shopping Center
  • 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:

  • Simmons Homes – Award Winner
  • The Bama Companies
  • Capital One Auto Finance

(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:

  • Church on the Move – Award Winner
  • Charity Baptist Church
  • Victory Christian Center, Dream 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. – Award Winner
  • Blane E. Snodgrass O.D. in the Tulsa Eye Clinic
  • New Century Hospice

(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:

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

CARING SPONSORS

 

Gary & Donna Dundee

Peggy V. Helmerich

TABLE SPONSORS