Faye; Housekeeping: Health Campus
Nominated by an employee – Involved, quality of work and great communication
Faye is always involved with residents, families and peers. Reports to staff with any issues and still maintains her work responsibilities.
Thomasina; Nursing: Health Campus
Nominated by family member and employee – Kind, caring, hard-working and extra special
My sister Beth was only at the Manor for 24 hours, and in that time Thom made sure she was always clean, comfortable and especially her mouth was always kept moisturized. Thom even helped the Aides with turning Beth and cleaning her. I heard them say she didn’t have to help, but she said she wanted to.
Beth was in the hospital for 1 month and when we brought her to St Augustine, she was finally resting and at peace.
Thom always asked the family how they were and made sure we were doing well, especially during a very emotional time. She is a very special person and I truly belief one of the best nurse’s.
Julius- Nutrition; Health Campus
Congratulations to Julius! Nominated by 2 employees – Reliable, hard worker and works well with others.“Julius is a wonderful employee. He has never called off, he runs the third floor kitchen great. The nursing department loves him. He comes in on his days off if we need him, he recently came in on a Saturday that he was scheduled off and stayed and helped out because we were short. He is a great team player” “Julius is one of our best workers in the nutrition department. He is reliable, a hard worker, and he works well with others. He has also helped out several times picking up extra shifts when we have had call-offs.”
Sharon-Respiratory Therapist; Health Campus
Congratulations to Sharon! Nominated by family member – Soft spoken, calm, kind and helpful”Sharon always stays calm in hectic situations, she is always smiling. Sharon always explains what she is doing. She is appreciated by James Hollan and his family so much. She is a gem.”
Meghan-CEC; St. Augustine Health Campus
Congratulations to Meghan! She was nomincated by an employee: “Meghan is an integral part of the child enrichment team. She never seems flustered or stressed, even when you know she is. She is ever-patient and loving to our babies. She builds trust and relationships with the parents of our littlest children- she helps to ease the transition for parents who are returning to work after maternity/paternity leave. She quickly learns each baby’s personality and preferences. She implements this into her daily care for them. She is a very dependable employee. She values her job and rarely calls off. When former students and families come back to visit, Miss Meghan is often sought out! She always has a smile and a laugh to give.”. She was described as dependable, sweet-natured, patient, and fun-loving.
Ruth- Nursing; St. Augustine Health Campus
Congratulations to Ruth! Ruth was nominated by a resident: “I am not good with words, but I want you to know how good she is with residents. All nurses should be as good. She checks on you without a light if you are not feeling good and she will do all she can to help you. Having a nurse like her is a God send. I am always glad to see her and am thankful for this person.” She was described as helpful, nice, thankful, and wordly.
Jennifer- Activities Assistant; Emerald Village
Congratulations to Jennifer for being the Emerald Excellence Award Winner for Feb/March 2018! She began her career as a housekeeper with Emerald Village. After hearing she was interested in working with the residents, Jen was interviewed and offered a position in our Activities Department. She has brought many new and exciting ideas to the Activities Department and never runs out of energy for her residents and co-workers. We are blessed to have her as part of our team.
Debbie; Unit Receptionist
Congratulations to Debbie. She is the unit secretary on the 2nd floor. Debbie has been at the Manor for many years and she deserves to be acknowledged for her carrying attitude, her humor and hard work. Debbie does an exceptional job and our unit receptionists deserve to be recognized. The residents sit at their desk all day long. They talk and listen to the residents all day while completing all of their tasks and helping the rest of us. We would be lost without our unit secretaries
Congratulations to Rhonda. Nominated by other – Always friendly, very knowledgeable, smile all day and always respectfulThis young lady is an example all employees should strive to be like, always friendly, greets you all day and know her job.
Cheryl- Manor; STNA
Congratulations to Cheryl for the Health Ministries Way Employee Recognition! Cheryl was nominated by her employees and was described as polite, professional, compassionate, caring and hardworking. A family member of a resident stated to myself “I can sleep at right if I know that Cheryl is here to care for my mother”. She is always willing to lend a hand when needed, and able to anticipate the needs of her patients with patience and compassion.
Tim- Manor; Life Enrich.
Congratulations to Tim for the Health Minsitries Way Employee of the Month! Tim was also nominated by an employee and was best described as smart, organized, supportive, and funny. Tim is willing to step up. He makes you laugh with his morning announcements, he knows what he is doing at the job and will help you when needed. The residents enjoy outings with him as he make the trips fun.
Jacquie (PT)- Holy Family
Congratulations to Jacquie (PT) for the Health Ministries Way Employee of the Month at the Holy Family Home Healthcare & Hospice. Nominated by a colleague. She is described as a dedicated team player, experienced clinician, and a leader.She is always willing to add patients and treatments to allow for the best patient outcome and often goes above and beyond expectations! She brings a sense of humor and wit to even the most challenging situations.
Marianne- Emerald Village; Part Time Nurse
Congratulations to Marianne for winning the Emerald Excellence Award for December/January! Marianne is a part time nurse and was nominated by 3 co-workers and one resident.
You are very compassionate and always concerned for the well-being of the resident. You always have a sense of humor about situations that would get most people down. You are Very prompt and hands on if needed in emergency situations. You are also a great leader and very informative with the Aides if they have any questions.. Thank you for all that you do and leading the mission every day.
Nafessa- Manor, Nursing Assistant
Congratulations to Nafessa (Nursing Assistant) for the Health Ministries Way Employee of the Month at the St. Augustine Manor. Nominated by a colleague. You are extraordinarily caring and compassionate; You know what is needed and perform your work with a joyful heart. You always smiling and happy and a pleasure to work with.
Sorida-Manor, Nutrition Services
Congratulations to Soraida (Nutrition Services) for her nomination for the Health Ministries Way Employee of the Month at the St. Augustine Manor. Nominated by a colleague. You are trustworthy, caring, hardworking and reliable You are always available to help us with anything we need. You handle all of the events and are constantly open to teaching us how to do them as well. You make sure all of the details are completed for everything. We are lucky to work with you on a daily basis. Nothing is ever too much and whatever someone needs you make sure it is done for them.
Crystal- Manor; Nursing
I first met Crystal as and STNA to my mom. She was so compassionate, always smiling, and never negative and my mom adored her. I was very relaxed when my mother 1st came here because of Crystal. My mother was always neat, clean and well groomed. As an employee and working here one never has to be asked to do anything, it’s done. Other residents love her too. An asset to SAM, love her.
Crystal continually goes above and beyond what is required of her. Her patience with my Aunt, who can be quite a handful, is extraordinary. She continues to smile and speak calmly and reassuringly to her no matter the circumstances. It is obvious to me the Miss Thomas cares deeply about the people she takes care of and works to make them feel at home and comfortable and cared about as much as possible. She is truly a treasure and on that we are grateful for each and every day.
Grace -Towers; Nursing
Grace works in the housekeeping department of the Towers and has been here for several years. Grace does a really good job at keeping all the common areas cleaned on a daily basis. Another of Grace’s jobs is to get apartments ready for new residents to move into and that entails cleaning the apartment, and if the resident needs furniture, Grace is one of the staff members that gets it all and sets up the apartment.
On weekends Grace is often used to get families up and down the elevator safely when bringing in items for a family or if they are moving a resident out. Grace gets compliments from family members on how nicely she treated them and how helpful she was with the move.
Mike- Manor; Housekeeping
I’d like to nominate Mike for Employee of the month!Mike always exudes a positive attitude!Never Complains no matter what is asked of him.Faithfully always comes to work.He is the first to step up and take initiative to help not only his teammates but anyone in the building needing assistance.He’s intuitive and senses people’s needs and spends time talking and encouraging others to do what’s right.Overall a standup guy who puts the interest of the facility above his own.
Carol- Emerald Village; Resident Assistant
Carol is a Resident Assistant at Emerald Village and won the Emerald Excellence Award for Oct/Nov 2017
Carol was nominated by her co-workers and residents for the award.
She is always willing to go the “extra mile” and is well respected by all…
Matt (St. Augustine Health Campus) has been with our Life Enrichment Team for two years and was nominated by one of the volunteers:Matt always does his job with a smile! He has a passion for what he does and the residents benefit from it! He is just a great all around guy and brings a lot of joy to those who know him.
Jackie (St. Augustine Health Campus) is a graduate of our STNA training class and is shining bright! Nominated by a a family member of a resident – Jackie takes good care of my son and not just when i’m there. My daughter has noticed that Jackie always makes sure he is turned, clean and dry. His roommate, Walter, says that Jackie comes in every two hours to make sure they are both ok.
Personal Assistant – Towers Assisted Living – Nominated by a colleague: Sandra has become one of the most dependable and hard working employees the Towers Assisted Living has ever had. I know I have never heard her say “no” to anyone when asked for help. The residents love her kindness, dependability, and she is always setting a great example for others to work and live by.
Emerald Village Senior Living- Brian was nominated by a co-worker who stated that he was always willing to help out and teach new servers. He has grown in his role over the past few years and is also a Dining Room Host.
Nutrition Services – St. Augustine Health Campus – Nominated by a family member: Jamie was willing to help us store our cold and hot food for us as we prepared to have a surprise birthday party for my mother. Jamie was kind, considerate and willing to do whatever he was able to make our party a success. After we were done, he came down to see if we needed anything. His soft spoken manner, supportive approach and bright smile really helped me a lot! I felt that I could relax and help my mom enjoy her party.
Nursing- St. Augustine Health Campus –
Nominated by a resident: “On several occasions I had overheard residents’ compliment her on her care and concerns. She is kind to me and gets me whatever I need to feel better. She never says no.”