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Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

Lucas State Office Building | 321 E 12th St. | Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0083 | 515.281.7102

Governor's Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities 2024 Nomination Form

Each year, thousands of Iowans receive compassionate care in nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and intermediate care facilities serving persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities. Too often, these facilities, their staff, and the quality services they provide go unnoticed by the general public. The GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR QUALITY CARE was designed to publicly recognize those facilities that demonstrate the highest quality of care and commitment to their residents.
We are fortunate in Iowa that the overwhelming majority of our long-term care facilities provide outstanding care for our parents and grandparents, children, spouses, relatives and friends. Many facilities, too, have developed new and innovative approaches to care for their residents.
These facilities deserve to be recognized for their achievements.  If you know of a licensed long-term care facility in Iowa that excels in providing quality care to its residents, please take this opportunity to nominate that facility for the GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR QUALITY CARE.
Nomination Rules
  • Nominations are open to all Iowa-licensed nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and intermediate care facilities for persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.
  • A resident or a family member of a resident may nominate a facility for the award. Facilities may not nominate themselves.
  • All nominations will be evaluated by the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) based upon the information provided, as well as the facility’s history of regulatory compliance and other criteria.
  • Representatives from DIAL will visit the finalists to determine the winners.
  • No more than two winning facilities may be selected from any one of the state’s four congressional districts.
  • Nomination forms may be downloaded from the department's website at (or completed using this form).
  • Nominations must be postmarked (or completed online) no later than March 22, 2024.

Nominator's relationship to facility

Nomination application