The Texas New Mexico Hospice & Palliative Care Organization membership wishes to acknowledge exemplary performance among its members in the hospice community. The purpose of the recognition is to reward and recognize outstanding hospice professionals and volunteers. Those who wish to make nominations for these awards must hold current membership T&NMHO individually or through the hospice with which they are affiliated. Individuals who are nominated for the awards must be actively involved in the hospice movement in Texas or New Mexico.
The award categories are:
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has 1) made a significant contribution to hospice in the states of Texas or New Mexico, 2) promoted the growth and development of hospice, 3) embodies the core values of hospice and 4) has a minimum of 20 years of hospice service. Each year, one award will be granted and posthumous awards will be given only within 3 months of death.
The Charley Wasson* Hospice Advocate Award recognizes individuals who have served as either a hospice professional or volunteer for no less than three years. Individuals should be nominated for their 1) commitment to the core values of hospice, 2) unique approach to providing and extending hospice services, and 3) exhibits professional and personal development during their service to the hospice mission. Nominations should include specific examples of excellence in service, demonstration of hospice core values and impact on patient, families and other professionals. Each year, no more than 4 awards will be given out and all nominated hospice professionals and volunteers will be considered that meet the criteria.
The Awards Committee will award based on the strength of the nominee’s accomplishments and will consider the wide variety of professional roles to demonstrate the core value of teamwork.