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The “final-final” nomination deadline for the 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program has been extended to Tuesday (Jan. 10), organizers announced. 

They also released an alphabetized roster of all-time winners for the program, the most prestigious post-acute honors series of its kind. Readers are encouraged to see which outstanding colleagues and other deserving individuals they know are not yet on it and submit deserving nominations. (The list can be seen about halfway down here.)

For the fifth year in a row, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care are honoring female leaders in long-term care, senior housing and home care. 

The basic entry form can be filled out by midnight Tuesday (Jan. 10). The program covers women professionals at all stages of their careers, and anyone can make a nomination.

Since its inception, the esteemed program has honored nearly 200 top women leaders in five categories. The categories are: Rising Stars, Veteran VIPs, Hall of Honor, a Spirit division, and Lifetime Achievement Award winners. 

Eligible candidates work as managers, executives, corporate executives, direct care providers and owners in skilled nursing facilities. Also honored will be those working in independent living, assisted living, memory care and life plan communities, as well as home care. 

Women who serve their field indirectly, as association key employees or academicians, for example, also are eligible. Individuals working for vendor companies are not eligible.

All honorees will be celebrated at a gala banquet in May in Chicago. This year it will be preceded by continuing education sessions at a same-day special forum offering CE credits. Additional details about those activities will be announced in the coming weeks after the entry deadline has passed..

Coverage of previous winners and McKnight’s magnificent Women of Distinction awards celebrations are located here. See previous honoree classes here

For additional information about the awards, or to submit a nomination for any of them, visit Questions should be directed to Anna Naumoski, senior event manager for Haymarket Media, the parent company of McKnight’s, at [email protected]

The Diamond sponsor of the 2023 Women of Distinction awards program is PointClickCare. PharMerica is the Silver sponsor, and Omnicare is table sponsor.