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Congratulations to the 2015 AHVRP Award Winners!

AHVRP is pleased to announce the 2015 AHVRP Award Winners. Applications were received from across the country.

2015 AHVRP Extraordinary Program Award

Lynelle Abel
Director, Volunteer Services & Guest Relations
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Program: Oasis for Healing Volunteer Program , program in place since 2005

2015 AHVRP Tradition Excellence Program Award

Avi E. Zaraya
Managing Director, Support Services
Kaiser Permanente
Woodland Hills, California
Program: Paws of Love, program in place since 2008

Each award winner will

  • receive a full conference registration for the 2015 AHVRP Annual Conference
  • be recognized  formally at the AHVRP Award Breakfast with an award, September 20, Orlando, Florida
  • share their program on a webinar after the annual conference which will be available to AHVRP members, volunteers and auxilians.

According to Angela Berns, 2015 AHVRP Award Committee Chair, "It is an honor to be the 2015 AHVRP Awards Committee Chair.  Being a member of this committee allows me to read about so many incredible volunteer programs across the country.  I want to duplicate everything I read in my own hospital.  Our profession has so much to be proud of!  Congratulations to this year's award recipients."
Please join us in congratulating the 2015 AHVRP Award Winners!

Annual Conference Registration

Click here to Register

The regular rate ends July 31, 2015.  

Don't Miss these Nationally Recognized Speakers! 

Leeza Gibbons - Saturday Opening Keynote, 4:30 p.m.

Jon Gordon - Sunday General Session, 10:00 a.m.

Donna Brazile - Monday AHVRP/ASHHRA/AHAPAC Keynote, 5:45 p.m.

Ian Morrison - Tuesday Closing Keynote, 10:00 a.m.

Upcomming CAVS Exams


There are only two opportunities to sit for the CAVS exam left in 2015.

The exam will only be available via the web-based e-testing service during the following designated weeks:
•    12:01am, Sunday, August 2, 2015 to 11:59 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015

Deadline for this offering has passed.

Paper and Pencil CAVS exam will be offered at the Annual Conference & Exposition on Tuesday, September 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to complete the application.  

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2015.

Don't forget to register for the Conference!

2016 Circle of Life Award

Circle of Life

Does your organization have an innovative palliative or end-of-life care program? Make sure it gets the national recognition it deserves. The Circle of Life Awards will give top honors in 2016 to up to three programs or organizations.

For any questions, please email circleoflife@aha.org.

The Power of One

AHA honors four hospital volunteer programs

Apr 7, 2015

The AHA on May 4 will present four Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence, recognizing extraordinary hospital volunteer programs for their positive impact on patients, hospitals, health systems and communities. The honorees are: “Fairview’s Youth Grief Services,” Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis; “Senior Health Insurance Information Program,” UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA; “Tails on the Trails Walk-A-Thon,” Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA; and “Victory Band,” Detroit (MI) Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. The awards will be presented at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. For more on the HAVE recipients, see the AHA news release

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