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Healthcare Professional Awards

GrapeTree is honored to have so many outstanding healthcare professionals on our team. We are excited for the opportunity to celebrate their amazing accomplishments through our quarterly and yearly healthcare professional awards.

Quarterly Healthcare Professional Awards

Our Healthcare Professional Awards reward our top performers on a quarterly basis. We have so many dedicated and hard-working healthcare professionals, and we are thrilled to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. Each award winner receives custom GrapeTree swag and a $150 bonus!

Quarterly

Per Diem Pro Award

The Per Diem Pro Award is awarded to the GrapeTree healthcare professional who booked into and worked the most per-diem hours throughout the specific quarter. This healthcare professional is truly passionate about their career and the company’s mission to improve healthcare.

2023 Q1 Winner: Eliud Mbugua, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Martha Mix, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Megan McIntyre, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Wendy Rowans, CNA

Local Assignment Leader Award

The Local Assignment Leader Award is awarded to the GrapeTree healthcare professional who booked into and worked the most local assignment hours throughout the specific quarter. This healthcare professional is a true leader with a strong passion and dedication to caring for others.

2023 Q1 Winner: Hollie Stevens, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Diane Sands, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Julie Laraia, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Stephanie Abfalter, CNA

Rockstar Rookie Award

The Rockstar Rookie Award is awarded to the GrapeTree healthcare professional who has booked into and worked the most hours throughout their first year of employment with GrapeTree. This healthcare professional has jumped right in and has proven themselves as a true shining star.

2023 Q1 Winner: Destiny Torrez-Nagel, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Mackenzie Vincent, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Wendy Rowans, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Brittany Theophile, CNA

Go-Getter Award

The Go-Getter Award is awarded to a new GrapeTree healthcare professional. The recipient is the healthcare professional who completed their application and onboarding process the quickest within the specific quarter. To qualify, the recipient must have gone on to book shifts within the quarter.

2023 Q1 Winner: Britney Ocao, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Rachel Babcock, LPN

2023 Q3 Winner: Amanda Friedrich, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Trudy Smith, RN 

Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award is awarded to the GrapeTree healthcare professional who booked into and worked the most STAT and/or Emergency Pay hours throughout the specific quarter. This healthcare professional has risen to the occasion various times, filling shifts with short notice, to ensure residents continue to receive quality care and facilities don't go short-staffed.

2023 Q1 Winner: Weltee Wolo, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Kaydee Meseck, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Krystal Anderson, RN

2023 Q4 Winner: Nallely Bueno Guzman, CNA 

Mover & Shaker Award

The Mover and Shaker Award is awarded to the GrapeTree healthcare professional who has booked into and worked at the most healthcare facilities throughout the specific quarter. This healthcare professional has provided quality care to various healthcare facilities while maintaining positive relationships.

2023 Q1 Winner: Dennis Nyandoro, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Karina Strong, CNA, & Nyonglema Ruth, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Mariah Naughton, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Jamil Porte, CNA 

Tenacious Traveler Award

The Tenacious Traveler Award is awarded to the GrapeTree traveler who has booked into and worked the most travel hours throughout the specific quarter. This healthcare professional has dedicated their time to assignments away from home while continuing to provide quality care.

2023 Q1 Winner: Joseph Ogbonna, CNA

2023 Q2 Winner: Chandra Marks, CNA

2023 Q3 Winner: Brittany Theophile, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Christine Donaldson, CNA 

Traveling with Integrity Award

The Traveling with Integrity Award is awarded to a GrapeTree traveler that embodies the core values of GrapeTree and serves as a leader in travel. This healthcare professional continually exceeds standard expectations and is committed to their strong moral principles while going above and beyond.

2023 Q1 Winner: Amber House, LPN

2023 Q2 Winner: Connie Hunt-Jacobs, RN

2023 Q3 Winner: Angela Miles, CNA

2023 Q4 Winner: Feng Moua, CNA

A healthcare professional is only eligible to win an award in the same category once per year.

Previous Quarterly Award Recipients

  • Boji Boardwalk Bar & Grill
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Boji Boardwalk
  • Nautical Okoboji
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Nautical Okoboji
  • Portside Pizza Pub
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Portside Pizza Pub
  • West O Brewery
    $1.00 off your first pint West O Beer
  • Boji Nutrition
    $1.00 off of shake & tea combos Boji Nutrition
  • Boji Spudz
    15% off your entire bill

Yearly Healthcare Professional Awards

Beginning in 2022, we launched our Nurse and Nursing Assistant of the Year awards. These award winners will be announced annually during National Nurses Week and National Nursing Assistants Week respectively. Each award winner receives a $500 bonus, a glass award, a custom GrapeTree Nurse/Nursing Assistant of the Year scrub top, and other GrapeTree swag!

Yearly

Nurse of the Year Award

New in 2022

The Nurse of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one GrapeTree LPN or RN who has positively influenced the healthcare communities they worked in throughout the year. This nurse has provided ongoing support, has proven to be intentional in their actions, and has continuously held themselves accountable to ensure quality care for residents.  The recipient of this award has proven themselves as a true leader in the healthcare industry who consistently exceeds standard expectations. 

2023 Winners:

Barry Coltrane-Balz, RN | Per-Diem/Local Recipient

Erin Mefferd, RN | Travel Recipient

Nursing Assistant of the Year Award

New in 2022

The Nursing Assistant of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one GrapeTree CNA or STNA who has positively influenced the healthcare communities they worked in throughout the year. This nursing assistant has provided ongoing support, has proven to be intentional in their actions, and has continuously held themselves accountable to ensure quality care for residents. The recipient of this award has proven themselves as a true leader in the healthcare industry who consistently exceeds standard expectations.

2023 Winners:

Anna Warner, CNA | Per-Diem/Local Recipient

Chandra Marks, CNA | Travel Recipient

  • Boji Boardwalk Bar & Grill
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Boji Boardwalk
  • Nautical Okoboji
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Nautical Okoboji
  • Portside Pizza Pub
    Happy hour pricing on all beverages Portside Pizza Pub
  • West O Brewery
    $1.00 off your first pint West O Beer
  • Boji Nutrition
    $1.00 off of shake & tea combos Boji Nutrition
  • Boji Spudz
    15% off your entire bill

Previous Yearly Award Recipients

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