Dec. 26 – ASHTABULA – Ashtabula County Medical Center Regional Home Health recently hosted a luncheon to honor nurses for years of service and to recognize excellence in patient care.
“Our caregivers are champions for the wonderful care they provide to our patients and their families and for their commitment to our organization,” said Sue Shadle, executive director of ACMC Regional Home Health, MSN, RN.
The demand and value of home health care increased as the COVID-19 pandemic continued in 2022, particularly for those recovering from an acute illness. Home caregivers ensure patients receive this care from the comfort of their own home and can support family members in the task of caring for a loved one at home.
“Our caregivers have worked well as a team this year to meet the very complex needs of patient care. Our team consists of nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers and home health workers. This has been a very difficult year for home health services because the need for our services is very high and we have faced many of the same staffing challenges as other health care providers.” Shadle said.
In addition to honoring 12 years of service nurses, including two 30-year service winners, Rosemary Hale and Diana Manfredonia, ACMC Regional Home Health also presented seven nurses with special awards.
The Spirit Award was presented to Brenda Cobb for her positive spirit that has managed to fulfill the mission and encourage others along the way.
The Quality Star Awards recognize exemplary performance by caregivers who demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of ACMC Regional Home Health and its patients – particularly in relation to patient safety and quality care. The 2022 honorees are: Shannon Kidwell, Traci Warren, Rachel Lappe and Rebecca Wilson.
The Caring Star Award recognizes outstanding customer service; for delivering services with a caring heart, empathy and providing positive interactions for patients. The winner of the 2022 prize is Margaret Organ.
The Making a Difference award goes to those who ensure ACMC Regional Home Health provides patients with superior care. The award criteria focus on efforts to improve a work process or system, and recipients continually seek solutions to improve the quality of care. Karyn Queen is the 2022 honoree.
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