Keystone Awards

Administrator of the Year
Recognizes Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Residence administrators who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to their staff, the residents and families they serve, as well as, the personal care and assisted living industry.

2023 – Russell Stack, Country Meadows at Leader Heights
2022 – Toni Kelly, The Hickman, West Chester
2021 – Deb Gabor, St, Stephens, Nanty Glo
2020 – Lisa Grech, Truewood by Merrill, Glen Riddle
2019 – Lori Greer, UPMC Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Twp.

Outstanding Nurse Caregiver of the Year
Recognizes a Personal Care and Assisted Living community licensed practical or registered nurse who demonstrates leadership, provides quality person-centered care and clinical expertise.

2023 – Bethany Martin, RN, UPMC Sherwood Oaks
2022 – Christina Wilhem, RN, UPMC Cumberland Crossing, Pittsburgh
2021 – Davette Campbell, LPN , Merrill Gardens Eagleview Landing, Exton
2020 – Cindy Beam, LPN, RoseCrest Assisted Living, Mars

Outstanding Caregiver of the Year
Recognizes direct care and support staff from any department for their contributions that result in improved quality of life for the residents and create a work environment that supports the community and residents. This award includes; direct care staff (excludes licensed nurses), medication aides, support/office staff, dietary, housekeeping, activities and maintenance departments.

2023 – Jonathan Vanaskie, Brookdale Senior Living, Latrobe
2022 – Deanne Thomas. UPMC Seneca Manor, Verona
2021 – Kristen Murphy, Brookdale Senior Living, Latrobe
2020 – Jessica Brown, Elmcroft (Celebration Villa) of Altoona
2019 – Trina Burton, Elmcroft (Celebration Villa) of State College

Best Practice of the Year
Recognizes personal care and assisted living communities who create innovative programs or unique approaches to provide the best services possible to its residents, employees, guests, and local community.

2023 – My Stepp Program, UPMC Senior Communities
2022 – Community Health Support Center, Country Meadows, Hershey
2021 – Passionate Pastimes Thought the Pandemic – Chapel Ridge PCH, Bradford
2020 – Enriching and Fulfilling Activities – RoseCrest Assisted Living, Mars
2019 – All Day Dining, Juniper Village of Forest Hills

Industry Partner of the Year
Recognizes Industry Partners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to PALA and the personal care and assisted living industry overall.

2023 – Care Options Rx
2022 – Physican Mobile X-Ray
2021 – HersheyCare Pharmacy
2020 – FOX Rehabilitation
2019 – Diamond Pharmacy

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