AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn VNA Health Network is hosting its annual awards recognition dinner at the Auburn Webster Elks Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. to honor those who have “given above and beyond to the agency.”
Nearly 300 people attended last year’s dinner, which pays tribute to the many health care professionals, volunteers and community business partners who have contributed to the success of AVHN.
“Our Nov. 8 recognition dinner gives the agency an opportunity to recognize those outstanding businesses and individuals that have made the greatest impact on the success of the AVHN in the past year,” CEO Kim Harmon said. “It also brings the community together for a spirited and meaningful event that showcases the good work of the AVHN.”
AVHN, a nonprofit local home health organization that serves Auburn and Central Massachusetts, has announced its 2012 recipients: President’s Award, Bradley Howes; Leadership Award, Sally Robichaud; Health Care Hero Award, Tanya Holmes; Deanna D. Goggins Award, Sheila Barter; and the Community Partnership Award, Sheriff Lew Evangelidis.
One of the special awards of the evening is the Deanna D. Goggins Award, Harmon said. She wanted to recognize individuals who embody the same energy and enthusiasm as AVHN’s former executive director, Deanna Goggins, and who contribute to AVHN’s success. The recipient is chosen by members of AVHN’s Board of Directors and the management team, and the individual is selected for a major contribution to the community.
Other awards include the Leadership Award, which is awarded to an AVHN employee who has demonstrated characteristics that make up a leader and who is also a true role model to their peers. The Health Care Hero Award is presented to a person who is nominated by a member of the management team and who is an active employee of AVHN for at least one year.
The President’s Award is awarded to an individual, group or organization that contributes to the success of the agency. The Community Partnership Award is presented to a local supporting business or nonprofit organization that recognizes the importance of a true partnership with AVHN.
Tickets are available for the Nov. 8 event by calling 508-791-0081.
The organization offers two distinct divisions: Auburn VNA Nursing & Therapy and Bancroft Private Care. For more information on AVHN, visit its website.