Two Awards From Our National Association

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Receives Two Awards From National Association

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals received two first place awards for its annual report and website from the Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. on October 7, 2015. This is the second consecutive year the annual report has won this award.

The annual Best of HHN competition is open to hospitality houses across the nation to recognize excellence in marketing lodging services for patients and families traveling from their home communities for medical care. The Best of HHN awards are conferred in five categories: annual report, brochure, newsletter, video, and website. 

"Sharing the stories of our guests and their experiences at Family House is important to our community," said Janice McAdams, Executive Director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals. "Patients and their families know what to expect when they come to the House, and our volunteers and donors understand the impact they have on our guests. We are honored to receive this recognition from the national association for the way we tell our stories through our annual Impact Report and our website.” 

Nearly two hundred hospitality houses are members of HHN and all are eligible to enter the Best of HHN annual competition. All of the entries, judged this year by the Ad Council of Rochester, NY, were of the highest quality. “While all of the entrants should be considered finalists, the winners have earned true bragging rights,” said Elizabeth Murray, Ad Council of Rochester.   

HHN logo“We’re very pleased to announce that the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has earned first place in the Best of Annual Report and Best of Website,” said Karylinn Echols, Executive Director of the Healthcare Hospitality Network. “The SECU Family House has been a member of HHN for over ten years and has been actively involved in advancing the profession of hospitality housing. They have mentored and supported other houses across the nation and have been engaged in a number of national activities and committees. We are very happy that the SECU Family House has been recognized for it’s outstanding marketing and messaging.”

SECU Family House provides an affordable, safe, nurturing home for seriously ill patients and their family members and caregivers who come from great distances to receive care at UNC Hospitals. Lodging, meals, transportation and special programs help families build a support network and recuperate when they need it most. Visit the website at



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