The fields of finalists for the 2022 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards were released Monday morning by event organizers. 

A variety of providers, ranging from small operators to large chains, will take home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in four categories in each of the three divisions.

An esteemed group of 25 long-term care stakeholders judged hundreds of nominations, assessing nominations gathered this spring for their overall value in improving resident care and services.

“Each year, we are excited to see, recognize and share examples of how technology is being used in big and small ways to improve the lives of older adults and those who care for them,” McKnight’s Editorial Director John O’Connor said.

Award winners will be announced and celebrated Oct. 4 at the second annual McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit, an online event offering one continuing education credit. Find more details about the three webinars offered during the event here. The awards ceremony and accompanying educational sessions are free and open to everyone, but registration is required here.

Winners also will be feted at an in-person event Oct. 17 in Denver. For more information and to register, click here.

The complete list of Skilled Nursing track finalists, in alphabetical order by category:

Building Bridges category

Technology use that improved connections between staff members and residents and/or their families.

  • EmpRes Healthcare Management, Vancouver, WA
  • Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Bronx, NY
  • Ignite Medical Resorts, Park Ridge, IL
  • Trillium Woods, Plymouth, MN
  • Villa Healthcare, Lincolnwood, IL

Innovator of the Year category

Technological innovation that made a difference in the provision of care or services or the bottom line.

  • The Ciena Group, Southfield, MI
  • Cypress Living, Fort Myers, FL
  • Ecumen, Shoreview, MN
  • EdenHill Communities, New Braunfels, TX
  • Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Bronx, NY

Keep It Super Simple category

Simple but effective applications of technology that improved the provision of care, services or operations.

  • Advanced Healthcare Solutions, Arlington, TX
  • Signature Healthcare, Louisville, KY
  • TLC Management, Marion, IN
  • Trillium Woods, Plymouth, MN
  • United Church Homes, Marion, OH

Quality category

Technology use that improved the quality of care or services.

  • Garden Spot Communities, New Holland, PA
  • Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing, East Islip, NY
  • Parker Health Group Inc., Piscataway, NJ
  • Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Parker Life, Monroe, NJ

A new category for the McKnight’s Tech Awards this year is Tech Partner of the Year, to recognize top company entries. Finalists for that are listed below.

Tech Partner of the Year category

  • Advanced Entry
  • Kami Vision
  • National Health Care Associates
  • Nevvon
  • RecallCue
  • VirtuSense Technologies

To learn about the finalists in the other McKnight’s Tech Awards tracks, Senior Living and Home Care, visit and, respectively.

For more information about the McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit or for answers to any other questions, contact Jackie Testa at [email protected].

The Platinum sponsor of the 2022 McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit is KARE. Gold sponsors are iN2L + LifeLoop, IntelyCare and Saiva.