French Funeral Home and Moore Funeral Home of Brazil received the 2004 National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellence Golden Eagle Award.
The award honors funeral homes for their outstanding community service, technical ability and professional integrity. French Funeral Home and Moore Funeral Home are two of 245 funeral homes that will be presented a Pursuit of Excellence award during the 2004 NFDA Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17-20.
"Pursuit of Excellence funeral home provide innovative and compassionate care to the families they serve," said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper. "Through their commitment to their communities and the highest professional standards, these funeral homes are raising the bar for all funeral service providers in the country."
Achieving recognition in the Pursuit of excellence program is a rigorous process. A funeral home must meet strict quality service criteria in nine categories of achievement. The categories include education, compassionate service, technical skills, community and professional service, library or media resources, professional development, in-house staff training, and public and communityr elations.
NFDA serves more than 20,300 funeral directors who represent more than 12,200 funeral homes in the United States and other countries. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C., NFDA provides advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families.