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Celebrating Excellence in Long-Term Care Nursing:
FHCA’s 2024 Award Recipients

At Blue Purpose, we are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating outstanding contributions in the field of long-term care. We are thrilled to share the recent announcement from the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), which honored exceptional caregivers at their annual Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Award Ceremony in St. Pete Beach, Florida. These awards highlight the dedication and passion of those who provide the highest quality care to long-term care residents across the state.


Honoring the Best in Long-Term Care

The FHCA’s Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Award honors nurses and nursing assistants nominated by FHCA-member skilled nursing and assisted living centers throughout Florida. This year’s recipients embody the mission of providing top-tier care to residents, setting a benchmark for excellence in the profession.

Meet the 2024 Award Winners

Janeth Solis – Nurse Administrator of the Year

Janeth Solis, the Director of Nursing at Cypress Cove Care Center, has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment to quality care. With over 28 years of service at Cypress Cove, her efforts have led the center to earn multiple prestigious awards, including the Governor’s Gold Seal Award and the AHCA/NCAL National Bronze Quality Award. 

Anila Xhaho – Registered Nurse of the Year

Anila Xhaho, Assistant Director of Nurses at Tierra Pines Center, has dedicated her career to advancing memory care. Her journey from Albania to the U.S. and her relentless pursuit of excellence serve as an inspiration. 

Greg Dennis – Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year

With more than 40 years in caregiving, Greg Dennis, LPN Unit Manager at Manatee Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, has shown remarkable dedication to psychiatric nursing in long-term care. His long-standing commitment and patience have made a significant impact on the residents he serves. Discover Greg Dennis’s contributions.

Abigail Washington – Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

Abigail Washington, Memory Care Unit Lead CNA at Blue Palms Health and Rehabilitation of Daytona, has worn many hats in her career, from CNA coordinator to unit clerk. Her acceptance into a nursing program underscores her commitment to continuing education and excellence. Explore Abigail Washington’s journey.

Ashley Montgomery – Rising Star in Long Term Care Nursing

Ashley Montgomery, LPN Unit Manager at Aspire at Big Bend, has quickly risen through the ranks due to her dedication and leadership. Her efforts in establishing consistent care assignments have greatly enhanced the quality of care at her facility. Learn about Ashley Montgomery’s path.

The Importance of Recognizing Excellence

Recognition of these caregivers by FHCA not only celebrates their individual achievements but also highlights the importance of dedicated professionals in the long-term care industry. Their stories serve as powerful reminders of the impact that skilled, compassionate care can have on residents’ lives.

At Blue Purpose, we believe in fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. By acknowledging and learning from these outstanding professionals, we can strive to elevate the standards of care within our own organization and the broader community.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners and thank them for their unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of long-term care residents.

View Original press release by FHCA