KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social workers give so much to our communities every day, but seldom get special recognition for their tireless efforts. In a move to honor social workers and their advocacy for those in need, Crossroads Hospice announces the first "Caring More" award for a social worker who goes above and beyond for his/her patients and community. Nominations are currently being accepted.
The award includes a $500 cash prize for the winner and $500 to the charity of his or her choice. It also includes a breakfast in the winner's honor. The award will be given to the nominee who "does more" to improve lives through their work and beyond. Judges will consider the candidate's professional accomplishments, patient advocacy efforts and contributions to the community.
All nominees must be full-time social workers with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who work primarily with chronically ill patients and are employed in the region of Bates, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri or Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Judging will be based on a 2-page narrative and up to five letters of support. The application is available at www.CrossroadsHospice.com/SWKC. All entries must be received by July 15.
"Social workers are the unsung heroes we depend on every day. They go out of their way to connect the ill to resources, counsel their families and give them the special time and attention they need," said Janet Hessenflow, Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice in Kansas City. "They do difficult work without seeking recognition, but we believe they deserve to be thanked and honored."
Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers.
SOURCE Crossroads Hospice