Signature Employees and Volunteers Receive Recognition at 2018 Home Care Hero Awards

Signature Healthcare at Home had a major presence at the 2018 Home Care Hero Awards presented by the Oregon Association for Home Care (OAHC). Five individuals from across our organization were honored for demonstrating outstanding service in home care. Nominated by their peers, the awards were presented at the annual OAHC Conference.

2018 Home Care Hero Recipients:

captureThe Hope Runnels award was created in 1980 in honor of Faith “Hope” Runnels. Hope devoted much of her life to building the home health care industry in Oregon and was a co-founder of OAHC. Hope was one of 57,000 nurses to be awarded a Bronze Star for valor in combat during World War II. She was the 14-year executive director of the Visiting Nurse Association and was instrumental in the development of Portland’s first hospice program. Hope Runnels passed away in July of 2001, but her lasting legacy as a powerful force in home care will forever live in the embodiment of this award.

This award shall be open to the OAHC membership for the nomination of an individual in a management role who demonstrates outstanding leadership, service and achievement as a pioneer in furthering the scope of home health services in Oregon.
Dr. Christina Kemper — Physician of the Year

This award is given to a physician whose direct patient care service is exemplary.
Matt Smith — Chaplain of the Year

This award is given to a chaplain in the hospice field whose direct patient and family service is exemplary.
Michele Fuchs — Hospice Coordinator of the Year

This award is given to a hospice coordinator person, such as volunteer coordinator or bereavement coordinator, who stands out beyond all others.
Charles King III — Volunteer of the Year

This award is given to a volunteer who gives unconditionally of him or herself.

Click here to read more about the recipients and their dedication to enhancing the life of every person they serve.