Recipient of the 2019 Individual Healthcare Professional Award from Sunshine Health and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.  This award recognizes Mr. Dalton's contributions to Broward County in expanding the Broward VITAS Music Therapy program which has provided music therapy for hospice patients and families, and as the founder and director of "Camp VITAS," a family bereavement camp.  Tom is also the coordinator for weekly bereavement support groups in partnership with The Children's Bereavement Center.  The groups meet Monday at Parkland and Wednesdays at Nova University.”

— Excellence in Healthcare, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerece

Carol Bern's Service Award received from the Children’s Bereavement Center in 2019 for “unparalleled dedication and compassion in the CBC grief support groups.”

, The Children's Bereavement Center

The Breakthrough Award recognizes an individual or team who, through their efforts to research and implement new ideas, has improved hospice care. Whether piloting a new program, streamlining a process or discovering a better way to provide a service, the recipient of this award advances the mission of hospice and provides a path for others to follow. The Breakthrough Award Winner: Thomas A. Dalton has been in the field of music therapy for over 20 years and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. He is a full-time employee of VITAS Healthcare in the Broward program and serves as the Senior Music Therapy and Music Therapy Internship Director. Thomas researched and developed the use of the Music Therapy and MIDI Protocol (MTMP) with hospice patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The inspiration for this project was based on Thomas’ work with COPD patients including working with his mother who is also struggling with COPD. The purpose of the study was to improve respiratory symptoms, well-being and quality of life for patients in physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual domains.”

FHCPA Awards of Excellence, Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association

"The Pegasus Award" received for outstanding customer service at VITAS Healthcare, Broward in 2012, serving patients, families, staff and the community.”

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“Employee of the Quarter” received at Indian Ridge School April 2006 for outstanding work providing music therapy and counseling for children and teens with behavioral disorders”

— , Indian Ridge School