Annual Awards Nominations

It is that time of year when you have the opportunity to nominate a valued and dedicated professional to receive one of the Oklahoma Hospice & Palliative Care Association annual awards. Attached please find awards nomination information for the awards.    ONLY hospices that are OHPCA members may nominate their hospice staff and volunteers for these awards.  Click here for additional information about becoming an OHPCA member.


In an effort recognize and to honor those professionals providing quality hospice care, the OHPCA will be presenting the following awards in a different manner than in previous years.  The honoree will be receiving the award during a presentation at each individual  hospice location so their hospice team members will  be present and family members could also attend the presentation.    

·       Nurse of the Year (candidate can be RN, LPN or Nurse Practitioner)

·       Social Worker of the Year (candidate can be LCSW, MSW, BSW)

·     Spiritual Counselor of the Year (candidate can be chaplain, spiritual counselor working with patients or bereavement worker)

·     Physician of the Year (candidate can be Hospice Medical Director or physician advocating hospice care)

·       Virginia Staples Volunteer of the Year

·       Hospice Aide of the Year

We would like for you to nominate a professional who exemplifies quality hospice care in their chosen profession, shows compassion, leadership and displays service to others. Please feel free to make as many copies of the attached nomination form and nominate a professional for this distinct honor.  Each OHPCA provider member can nominate up to one person per category.


Please send the nomination form along with essay to or   The attached form is an interactive form that can be completed online and emailed directly to the two listed individuals.  Deadline for nomination is October 14, 2017

Awards Nomination Form