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Awards 2004

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Long-term Care Ombudsman of the Year Award
President's Award
Rock Solid Ombudsman Service Award
Stick Your Neck Out / Special Initiatives Award
Jim Derick Volunteer of the Year Award
Martha Eaves Advocacy Award
Years of Service Awards

Ga. Council of Community Ombudsmen
Advocate of The Year

2004 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Advocate of the Year
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Penny Medhurst, SC/McIntosh Trail Program

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Ga. Council of Community Ombudsmen
President's Award

CoCO's Spring Conf. 2004 President's Award
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Elaine Wilson, Southwest Ga. Program

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 Ga. Council of Community Ombudsmen
President's Award

CoCO's Winter Conf. 2004 President's Award
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Susan Ragan, Lower Chattahoochee Program

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Ombudsman Volunteer of the Year Award
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Becky Kurtz & Lisa Schall

Ombudsman Volunteer of the Year Award: 

Lisa Schall

This year’s recipient was nominated by not one, but 4, people.  One of them described her this way:  “She has spent many, many hours (many times late into the night) . . . getting to know the residents and their family members.  She has been a great advocate for all of the residents, and her background and enthusiasm has made for a great combination in advocating for better care and respect for the residents, as well as helping the residents advocate for themselves.”

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25 Years Service Award
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Miriam Botnick, Atlanta Program Volunteer

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20 Years Service Award
Carolyn Hopper, Atlanta Program Volunteer

State Ombudsman Office Presents
Special Initiatives Award

Special Initiatives Award - Stick Your Neck Out
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Dorothy Middleton, Becky Kurtz, Wendy Spell, Rachel Hilliard & Shirley Williamson

Special Initiatives (“Stick Your Neck Out”) Award: 

Heart of Georgia Altamaha LTCO Program

This program has year-after-year performed all of its program requirements diligently – but on top of that, they’ve worked together as a team to do several initiatives to benefit residents.  One of those special projects – and these women have gone out of their way to give the projects the “extra special” touch – are ice cream socials they host for the long-term care residents of their area.  Each year, they host 2 events in different parts of their service area where they create a fun activity for the residents, provide education and information, and find ways to honor the residents with flair – and with a good time.  This year’s Special Initiatives Award goes to Dorothy Middleton, Rachel Hilliard, Shirley Williamson, and Windy Spell of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Ombudsman Program.

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15 Years Service Award
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Nancy Hill, Middle Ga. Program

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10 Years Service Award
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Karen Boyles, Atlanta Program

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10 Years Service Award
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Roberta Collins, Atlanta Program

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10 Years Service Award
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Dianne Brookins, Ga. Mountains Program

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Certification certificate:

Tessie Davis

Valecia Jackson

Lisa Moore

Vickie Seitman

Anthony Burdette

Lisa Schall

Kathy Gaulin

Jamie Schlosser

Yvonne Slate

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State Ombudsman Office Presents
Ombudsman Service Award

Ombudsman Service Award - Rock Solid Ombudsman
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Elaine Wilson, Southwest Ga. Program

Ombudsman Service (“Rock Solid”) Award:

SOWEGA LTCO Program

This year’s recipient is known to most of you to have accomplished many innovative projects – she uses humor to help staff learn about residents’ right to have intimate relationships (and her work was featured in this week’s Atlanta Journal/Constitution). She uses music – and this year, even the Albany Symphony Orchestra – to promote elder rights.  Through her ECLIPSE program, she helps residents share their knowledge and educate children at risk.  She frequently takes legislators and Department of Human Resources and Department of Community Health board members to visit residents – and educates them about the needs of residents.  She even persuaded US Senator Saxby Chambliss to co-sponsor the Elder Justice Act currently in Congress.  She and the staff who work with her – are able to accomplish all of these innovative projects while at the same time meeting or exceeding all the basic program requirements like routine visits, complaint handling, and education.  Tis year’s Ombudsman Service Award goes to the “Rock Solid” Ombudsman from Southwest Georgia: Elaine Wilson.

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5 Years Service Award
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Joey Carpenter, Atlanta Program

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5 Years Service Award
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Ernest Hicks, Central Savannah River Area Program

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5 Years Service Award
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Ellen Riddle, Southwest Ga. Program

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5 Years Service Award
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Marcia Berens, Coastal Program

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