This isn’t the story of some extreme circumstance where an employee went above and beyond. This is the story of an employee going above and beyond every day. This employee is a kind soul who has been employed since 1986. Each year she is rewarded for attendance with the end of the year bonus. She walks to work and has been known to get here at 4:00 am to assist with cleaning schedules. She is a true prize and never asks “what’s in it for me” because she believes in being here for the residents. A few years ago she admitted her mother to the facility after a fall. We all found it amazing that she treated all residents the exact same way she treated her mother, it was only then that we fully understood why she refers to the residents as “family”… because they were all family to her.
She believes in going out of her way for everyone, it doesn’t matter if it is in her department or a different department- she just loves being here. You never hear a complaint about her hours, days, or duties. In fact she also volunteers to work most holidays because the “kids should be with their families”. Her cheerful sprit is contagious and her dedication is admirable. It is undeniable that she deserves the honor of being our employee of the year.
Colleen S. – Administrator