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Open Now! Submit Your Stars Among Us Nominations Today

On August 4, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Stars Among Us Awards nominations are due Monday, Sept. 12.

These awards honor the best of the best caregivers, leaders, rising stars, volunteers, and residents in our field and are celebrated yearly at the February Institute & Expo.

2023 Celebration, Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open

On July 7, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

The most amazing people work in our field, and we invite your help to recognize them. LeadingAge Minnesota's Stars Among Us Awards nominations are open for 2023 through Sept. 12.

2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards are Open for Nominations

On July 7, 2022 by Anna Mowry

The nomination period for the 2022 Minnesota Rural Health Awards is open. The Minnesota Rural Health Awards are given annually to individuals and groups who have significantly contributed to improving rural health in Minnesota. The awards are processed through the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Rural Health Association.

Open for 2023 Celebration - Stars Among Us Award Nominations

On June 16, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Stars Among Us Awards nominations are open for 2023 through Sept. 12.

These awards honor the best of the best caregivers, leaders, rising stars, volunteers, and residents in our field and are celebrated yearly at the February Institute & Expo.

Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open for 2023 Celebration

On June 2, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

Let your stars shine brightly! Our Stars Among Us Awards for 2023 are now open for your nominations. These awards shine the spotlight on the best of the best in our LeadingAge Minnesota family. Tell us about your outstanding caregivers, leaders, rising stars, volunteers, and residents. We celebrate the award recipients at the Institute in February, and they're always a highlight of the event.

Ecumen CEO Shelly Kendrick Receives Women in Business Award

On May 26, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen President and CEO, was named one of The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2022 Women in Business honorees. Ecumen is a member of LeadingAge Minnesota.

Jon Lundberg Named Exec. of the Year by MSP Real Estate Journal

On April 28, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Jon Lundberg, CEO of Ebenezer, was named Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal in an awards ceremony held on April 21, 2022.

Meet the 2022 District Caregiver of the Year Award Recipients

On March 10, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

LeadingAge Minnesota presented the District Caregiver of the Year Awards at the recent Institute & Expo.

The District Caregiver of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults and enhance and enrich the quality of life of those in their care. The honorees were selected for the regional award out of a field of 50,000 professional caregivers throughout the state.

Jill Gustafson, Director of Nursing at Lake Ridge Care Center, Receives Top Leadership Award

On March 3, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

Jill Gustafson, Director of Nursing at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, MN, was honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Outstanding Leadership Award at the LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo.

Tiffani Kortenbusch of CentraCare Melrose Receives Inaugural Rising Star Award

On February 24, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

Tiffani Kortenbusch, Director of Nursing for CentraCare Melrose Care Center, received LeadingAge Minnesota's first-ever Rising Star Award at the annual Institute & Expo on Feb. 9.

Cassia’s Wilkerson Named Board Trustee of the Year

On February 17, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

Rev. Dr. Gary Wilkerson, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cassia in Edina, was recently named Board Trustee of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota.

Caregiver of the Year Award Goes to Mohamed Wasuge of Augustana Regent

On February 10, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Mohamed Wasuge from Augustana Regent in Burnsville, MN, was named the Caregiver of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota at our annual Institute & Expo. 

Women in Business Award Goes to LeadingAge MN Board Member Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey

On October 14, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has selected Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO of Health Dimensions Group, to receive a 2021 Women in Business award. Erin serves as Director at Large on the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors.

2021 Most Admired CEO Award Provides Platform to Highlight Workforce Challenges

On September 15, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was recently named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. In a feature story published on Sept. 7, Gayle drew attention to the workforce shortages long-term care providers are facing:

Final Week – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

On September 8, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 13 for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards.

Award categories include Caregiver, Volunteer, and Board Trustee of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, Spirit of Aging and the new Rising Star Award. Excellence in Practice organizational awards are for performance improvement and Safe Care for Seniors initiatives.

Calling All Stars – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

On September 1, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Nominations are being accepted for your amazing staff, residents and volunteers in preparation for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards. Nominations are due for individual and organizational awards on Sept. 13 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

Stars Among Us Awards Nominations Open through Sept. 13

On August 18, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Sept. 13 for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards in multiple categories, including:

  • Caregiver of the Year
  • Rising Star Award (new award)
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Spirit of Aging
  • Excellence in Practice for Process Improvement or Safe Care for Seniors

Who are Your Nominees? Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open for 2022 Institute

On August 4, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Start thinking about your incredible staff, residents and volunteers in preparation for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards. Nominations are open for individual and organizational awards through Sept. 13 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open for 2022 Institute

On July 14, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

The 2022 Stars Among Us Awards are open for nominating individuals and organizations through Sept. 12 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

St. Francis Health Services Recognized for Achievement in Quality and Performance Excellence

On May 19, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

St. Francis Health Services received the Award of Honor for Performance Excellence in Aging Services from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes an advanced level of continuous quality improvement and outstanding achievements in 24 management practices focused on leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, workforce and operations.

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