Shield Healthcare Announces Caregiver Story Contest Winners

VALENCIA, Calif., March 2, 2011 PRNewswire / Shield Healthcare, a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home, is pleased to announce its 10th annual “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” story contest winners.

Congratulations to the grand prize winners: Sara Thomas of San Ramon, CA, Julie Farwell of Denver, CO, Christine Adams of Fresno, CA, and the 5 runners-up, Jacqueline White of Fontana, CA, Rachel Hitlin of Grover Beach, CA, Diana Fedorak of Glen Ellyn, IL, Kay Lynn Carnes of San Antonio, TX, and Argelia Servantez of San Angelo, TX. Out of 175 stories received, the top winners were selected by celebrity contest judge, Sandra Mitchell, CBS 2/KCAL 9 News Anchor.

Due to the large amount of inspirational stories received, three additional runners-up were chosen this year.

The top three story winners received $1,000 in American Express Gift Checks and a 1-year subscription to Today’s Caregiver Magazine. The five runners-up received $250 in American Express Gift Checks and the magazine subscription.

Shield Healthcare’s “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” story contest is designed to recognize and hear the voice of caregivers and home healthcare professionals.

Shield Healthcare understands that caregiving is a demanding job. A significant number of Shield’s customers are at-home family caregivers, tending to a loved one with a chronic medical condition. They unselfishly take on the challenge and responsibility of meeting the daily health and emotional needs of the person in their charge. The caregiver story contest is a positive way to recognize and reward this important role.

The winning caregiver stories are posted on Shield’s new and improved website at You can also visit Shield on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @shieldhealth.

About Shield Healthcare Since 1957, Shield Healthcare has been the industry leader focused on meeting the medical supply needs of families and caregivers at home. Shield Healthcare provides high quality disposable medical products including Incontinence, Urological, Ostomy, Enteral Nutrition and Diabetes supplies. In 2007, Shield Healthcare was granted formal accreditation status by the Community Health Accreditation Program’s (CHAP) Board of Review signifying its commitment as a leader in providing superior products and service to the home healthcare market.

Shield Healthcare operates nine sales locations, serving California, Colorado, Washington, Illinois and Texas.

Contact: Heidi Gonzaga, Marketing Programs Administrator 27911 Franklin Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 661-294-4200 SOURCE Shield Healthcare Copyright (C) 2011 PR Newswire.


  1. It’s very refreshing to see organizations that take the time to recognize caregivers and their special role. Kudos to Shield Healthcare for rewarding caregivers!

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