What does it take to be the best nurse or nurse assistant in long-term care?

The Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long-Term Care wants to know

The Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long-Term Care is seeking nominations for healthcare providers at the CNA, LVN, RN, and APRN levels who have provided excellent person-centered care to patients in a long-term care setting. This can be at a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.

We are accepting nominations that fit the following criteria:

  • Work in long-term care setting in Texas
  • Must be at least a year in position
  • Demonstrates past or present person-centered care

Nomination process: Submit 250 words or less on why you think the nominee is deserving of this award. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please use the online submission form found at the bottom of this page.

Selection process: A committee will review each entry and select a winner under the categories of nurse, nurse assistant, and nurse administrator. The submission deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at noon.

Winners: Winners will be featured on the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long-Term Care’s (CEASLTC) website and social media pages. Each winner will also receive a certificate and be honored at an awards ceremony at the annual Geriatrics Symposium, sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services and co-sponsored by the CEASLTC.

We want to recognize and share with others the types of work that nurses do.

Nomination Form

Past Winners


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Certified Nurse Assistant:
Geraldine Weekes, CNA
Wesleyan at Scenic
Georgetown, Texas

Carla Bertholet, LVN
LBJ Medical Center
Johnson City, Texas

Nurse Administrator:
Juliet Weldin, RN
Brookdale Senior Living
Kerrville, Texas

Certified Nurse Assistant:

Ray Bermudez with Nursing at Its Best Award
Ray Bermudez
Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Vernon
Vernon, Texas

Nurse Administrator:

Regina Camacho
Will O Bell Skilled Nursing Facility
Bartlett, Texas



Certified Nurse Assistant:
Antonio Rodriguez
Encompass Health
El Paso, Texas

Patricia Wilson
Austin, Texas

Nurse Administrator:
Girley Maldisa
Retama Manor
Harlingen, Texas