We are proud of the work we do, and we are pleased when others recognize what sets us apart. A small sampling of honors include the following:

Recognizing the organization

  • The Washington Post 2019 Top Workplace — Ranked #7 in Large Organizations
  • Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News and World Report
  • Excellence in Aging Award for an Organization to Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Foundation, Alexandria Commission on Aging, May 2010
  • City of Alexandria, “Silver-Level employer” (superior commuter options for employees), 2011
  • Alexandria Beautification Commission, Special Recognition for GHA residents’ garden boxes, 2006
  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Award, Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, 2012

Recognizing individual staff, residents and volunteers

  • Human Resources Professional Excellence Award in the non-profit category, HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, Fran Casey, Goodwin House Corporate Director of Human Resources, 2005.
  • National Association Trustee of the Year, LeadingAge, David Canfield, 2011
  • Lois Van Valkenburg Lifetime Achievement Award, Alexandria Commission on Aging, GHBC resident Justine Rowe, 2007, and David Baker, GHA Administrator of Operations, 2012
  • MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator of the Year, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), Sandy Reed-Bryant, 2012
  • Virginia General Assembly Art Exhibit, 2nd place in the Mixed Media category, GHBC resident, Ben Wilmot, 2012