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McKnight's Long-Term Care News and McKnight's Senior Living are thrilled once again to recognize women leaders in skilled nursing and senior living who inspire others and have a powerful effect on the lives of the individuals they serve.

Coming off our event’s rousing success in its second year, we’re pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the third annual McKnight's Women of Distinction awards program. The 2021 awards once again will include related events and programming. 

This year we've added a NEW category for longtime leaders: the Veteran VIP division! (Details below)

Do you know a woman who has made a significant contribution to either skilled nursing or senior living, or someone who is a rising star in the senior housing or senior care fields?

Nominate her today to celebrate her achievements.

Who’s eligible?
Nominees work in the senior housing and care industry. They work in long-term care and post-acute care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and life plan / continuing care retirement communities. Direct care providers, managers, executives, corporate executives and owners are eligible. Those who serve the field indirectly, such as association members and thought leaders also may apply. Vendors are not eligible.

Hall of Honor — Candidates should be senior-level professionals in the C-suite or at a level equivalent to vice president or higher and should have made a significant impact on their organization or the industry.

*NEW CATEGORY* Veteran VIPs — A new category this year! Candidates will have more than 15 years of experience making an impact on the senior living or skilled nursing fields and be at a level lower than vice president or its equivalent. Whether as a community/facility administrator or executive director; or as a director of nursing, health/wellness or activities; or through some other position, they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry through their accomplishments.

Rising Stars — Candidates must be age 40 or younger or have fewer than 15 years of experience in the profession. Also, they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry. These achievements/accomplishments may include, for example, managing a project, developing a campaign or contributing to the field via research or thought leadership.

The final deadline to submit nominations is January 13, 2020.

See exciting coverage of last year's event and the 2020 honorees, and stay tuned for more information about the 2021 program, at McKnights.com and McKnightsSeniorLiving.com.

Nominate today!