Two Encanto Palms Assisted Living Employees Selected as 2019 AHCA Award Winners

Encanto Palms Assisted Living employees Isabel Chavez and Anthony Felix were selected by the Arizona Healthcare Association (AHCA) as winners of the Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year and Extraordinary Effort in Disaster Preparedness Awards, respectively.

June 20, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Encanto Palms Assisted Living announced today that two of their employees were selected by the Arizona Healthcare Association (AHCA) as winners of its 2019 awards. Anthony Felix, Maintenance Director, was selected for the Extraordinary Effort in Disaster Preparedness Award and Isabel Chavez, Certified Caregiver/Med-Tech, was chosen for the Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year Award.

Each year, AHCA honors the exemplary service and devotion of long term care leaders, staff, residents and volunteers who demonstrate their daily commitment to quality. The award categories include:

  • Nurse of the Year
  • Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year
  • Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year
  • Above & Beyond Service
  • Leadership
  • Resident of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Innovative Program & Improvement
  • Extraordinary Effort in Disaster Preparedness

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges named by the Arizona Health Care Association based on numerous criteria, such as: demonstrating outstanding person-centered care, helping residents achieve a heightened quality of life, showing initiative, demonstrating a positive, outgoing attitude, and displaying leadership, integrity, and a high standard of ethical behavior.

The Encanto Palms award winners were nominated by the administrator, Charles Villafranca.

“It is an honor and a privilege to work with such exemplary team members as Isabel and Anthony,” says Villafranca. “Their devotion to our residents and our community has helped to improve the quality of care delivered each day.  It is humbling to see them interacting with our residents and enriching their lives in all they do. I am grateful to have the opportunity to know them and to work alongside such an extraordinary group of healthcare professionals.”

The awards were presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.