NCHCFA Annual Awards Program


The NCHCFA Annual Awards program provides the opportunity to acknowledge front line unlicensed personnel who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the long term care profession. The program honors individuals who are the backbone in our facilities because of the care they provide to residents. Each year an outstanding Nurse Aide is recognized from each of NCHCFA’s five districts. In addition, one recipient in a non-nursing discipline is recognized for the “Riley W. Clapp Outstanding Service” award. Each of the award recipients is honored at the Annual Awards Gala during the Annual Convention & Expo. At the conclusion of the event, one of the five Nurse Aide winners is recognized as the J.R. Garrett Direct Care Worker of the Year Award for the exceptional service they provide to North Carolina’s long term care residents. Individuals are nominated by their colleagues for these special awards.

Nominations are open for the 2021 Annual Awards Program!  Click here to print forms.


The NCHCFA 2020 Annual Award Winners were recognized on February 24th, 2020 in Greensboro, NC:

District I Nurse Aide of the Year
LaToya Bailey – Universal Healthcare/Fletcher

District II Nurse Aide of the Year
Linda Thompson – White Oak Manor of Charlotte

District III Nurse Aide of the Year
Maria Canuto-Sosa – Alpine Health & Rehabilitation of Asheboro

District IV Nurse Aide of the Year
Ashley Crevier – Peak Resources/Pinelake

District V Nurse Aide of the Year
Pamela Farrow – Cross Creek Health Care

2020 Riley W. Clapp Outstanding Service Award
Mike Murrell – Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation & Health Care Center


Watch NCHCFA’s 2020 Annual Award Winners in Action!

These videos were produced for the 2020 Annual Awards Gala held on Monday, February 24th during the Annual Convention & Expo held in Greensboro, NC.





LaToya Bailey, District I Nurse Aide of the Year
Universal Healthcare/Fletcher





Linda Thompson, District II Nurse Aide of the Year & J.R. Garrett Direct Care Worker of the Year
White Oak Manor of Charlotte





Maria Canuto-Sosa, District III Nurse Aide of the Year
Alpine Health & Rehabilitation of Asheboro





Ashley Crevier, District IV Nurse Aide of the Year
Peak Resources/Pinelake





Pam Farrow, District V Nurse Aide of the Year
Cross Creek Health Care





Mike Murrell, Riley W. Clapp Outstanding Service Recipient
Crystal Bluffs Rehab & Health Care Center