FHCA is pleased to announce that the Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Panama City has been named the First Place Winner of our 2022 Long Term Care Photo Contest. The winning photo, “Sims Heroes,” was taken by Ginny O’Hare, who has been the center’s Activity Director since the building was dedicated in 2003.
O’Hare has been in the healthcare field since 1991. She fell in love with taking care of others and, early on in her career, she found her niche in activity programs and enhancing the quality of life for the residents under her care. O’Hare is grateful and honored to work with the Veterans and their families and strives to make a difference in their lives every day.
The winning photograph was taken in front of the Sims care center and was inspired by the Veterans themselves. The men in the picture vary in age, from 66 to 100, and represent heroes from WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. These Veterans are extremely patriotic and proud of their service to our country. Though you can’t see her, the American flag in the photo is being held by Sims’ Activity Aide, Tammie, another dedicated team member proud to care for our state’s Veteran heroes.
FHCA made a $500 contribution to the Florida Veterans Foundation on behalf of the Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home to contribute toward staff and resident activities. O’Hare will also receive a $50 Visa gift card for capturing this image.
FHCA’s Long Term Care Photo Contest is open annually to those who live, work, or volunteer in an FHCA member care center or those who work with an FHCA business partner. Nearly 100 photos were entered into this year’s contest, which focused on the theme “Better Together” and the importance of being together with residents, families, staff and volunteers and the positive impact it makes on quality care and quality of life.
The winning photos will be displayed during FHCA’s 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 31-August 4 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Read more about this year’s Long Term Care Photo Contest, winners and view all the entries by clicking here.