For the past nine years, Maxim has recognized our caregivers and healthcare professionals who embody our values and demonstrate excellence through our Caregiver of the Year program. The annual program rewards caregivers and healthcare professionals for their overall contribution and commitment to delivering quality care to their colleagues, and most of all, the patients and families they serve. 

 We recently named the National Winner’s award after Maxim’s former Chief Medical Officer, John “Doc” Langley, in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the caregiver and patient experience.  This year we received over 160 nominations from office leaders across the country. After careful review and deliberations, four finalists were selected.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s ceremony will look a little different. Instead of our traditional ceremony, a virtual red carpet celebration will take place over five weeks, starting Tuesday, November 3, with the final, National Caregiver of the Year Winner announcement on Tuesday, December 1.


Meet our 2020 Caregiver of the Year Finalists!


Liz Green Gerayne Yelkin
LaCresha WilkersonPuja Pandit


 Click on their photos to see their stories.


Come back next week to see who will win the 2020 National Caregiver of the Year!

Past Winners


2019 National Caregiver of the Year

Mireille Rogers, LPN, has been named National Caregiver of the Year and was recognized for her steadfast commitment to high-acuity patients for the past five years during an awards ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sept. 18.


2018 National Caregiver of the Year

Susan Scott, LPN, has been named National Caregiver of the Year by Maxim Healthcare Services, a provider of home healthcare, behavioral care, healthcare staffing, personal caregiving, and population health and wellness solutions.


2017 National Caregiver of the Year

Diane White has been a registered nurse for 42 years, and for the past five years has cared for Peyton, a vision-impaired six-year-old. From bathing and feeding to helping with daily exercises, White not only supports her patient, but her family as well.

Past Nominees

Sep 20, 2019

Celia Bakker - 2019 West Caregiver of the Year

Meet our Caregiver of the Year finalist. Celia Bakker, LVN, is this year’s West Regional winner. Celia is a Novice Nurse Mentor for our Valencia, CA, office, and her devotion to our patients is evident in the warm and nurturing care she provides. Celia can talk to her patients and their families through anything and always finds a way to keep them laughing. Watch her story to learn more about this amazing caregiver.

Sep 20, 2019

Gene Kelly - 2019 South Caregiver of the Year

Meet our South Regional Caregiver of the Year winner, Gene Kelly, LPN. Gene has been helping the same family for 16 years, starting with them when the patient was just three years old. His dedication has allowed the patient to thrive and continue to have a good quality of life. Gene goes above and beyond for his patient and it is clear that he is more than a nurse, he is family.

Sep 20, 2019

Mary Craig - 2019 Special Programs Caregiver of the Year

Mary Craig, our Special Programs Caregiver of the Year winner, has been travel nursing with us for 8 years and brings over 20 years of experience to our team. Mary makes sure that each of her patients feels uniquely cared for, comforts them with words of encouragement, and guarantees that she will be there to help them in the most selfless way possible. She is a prime example of what it means to serve as an RN and an individual. Watch our video to learn more about Mary and her journey with us!