Press Releases

March 17, 2022

Announcing: Ceca Caregiver of the Year Awards

We are very excited to announce our Ceca Caregiver of the Year Awards! Three exceptional healthcare workers have been selected for this highest honor after making a tremendous impact on their healthcare communities. After yet another challenging year, amid significant burnout and staffing challenges, the dedication that these caregivers exhibit is something to be celebrated.

Join us in congratulating:

·     April Eckman, Patient and Guest Representative, Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

·     Don Okusaga, Licensed Practical Nurse, Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home

·     Rick Price, Chaplain, West Virginia Caring

These three individuals were selected for their willingness to go far above and beyond their regular job duties, to be patient advocates, to become close friends with residents, to provide exceptional support to their teammates, and so much more. Read more in our press release.

June 1, 2021

Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home Receives Grant from the Washington Home for Respite and End-of-Life Care

Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a $38,000 grant from The Washington Home for the purpose of providing end-of life-care and respite care to elders in the community.

The grant funds, which are made available in part from TWH’s Fitzgerald Gift Fund for Hospice Care, will complement Stoddard’s mission of “providing a safe, viable and caring community for those in need.”

Mr. Steven Nash, President and CEO of Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation states, “This is great news for Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home. We understand the complexities surrounding end-of-life and this grant will ensure the continuation and enhancement of our comfort care program, not only by providing physical comfort measures, but to also address the mental and emotional needs of the resident and their families.”

There are over 266,708 households in the District of Columbia with one or more people over 60 years of age, many being cared for by a family caregiver. Family members and friends who provide care for their loved ones at home make it possible for many elders to age in place. The grant will support the provision of respite care to families in need.

For more information on respite care, please contact Annie Smith/Admissions Department at 202-327-7400 or email at

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March 8, 2021

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has announced and congratulates Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home as one of this year’s awardees of the 2021 RiverSmart Communities Program.

RiverSmart Programs help to reduce stormwater runoff that harms the District’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. RiverSmart Programs provide financial incentives to help District property owners install green infrastructure such as, rain barrels, green roofs, rain gardens, permeable pavement, shade trees and more. These practices allow rainwater to stay on site and soak into the ground, where natural processes help remove pollutants.

A team comprised of AWS and DOEE staff, Stoddard’s project partners and Stoddard’s Administrator will work collaboratively on determining the best stormwater management project(s) for Stoddard that maximizes stormwater treatment/retention and community exposure.

Additionally, AWS will be offering two environmental programs over the next few months, “Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA)” and the “Master Naturalist (MN)” program.

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