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Congratulations Dave Carmen from Countryside! You are the IMG July Customer Service Superstar and will receive an award with a $350 bonus!
Rain, Sleet, high humidity and even just good ol’ Iowa sunshine Dave Carmen, Countryside Health Care Center’s Van driver, is dedicated to ensuring that the Residents at Countryside arrive at their destination safely. Dave has been a dedicated employee at Countryside for 30 years. Over the years, he has proudly had several different positions - med aid, van driver, assisted with maintenance, even a mechanic. He was often found “tinkering with the bus”, making repairs as well as just being a “jack of all trades”.
Congratulations Melissa Blair! IMG is proud to announce you are the June Customer Service Superstar. Thank you for carrying out our mission and thank you for sharing your children with our Residents!
Melissa Blair has been a Registered Nurse with our facility since October 2015. Although she works part time it is not unusual to find her in the facility volunteering and sharing her time with our residents on her off hours. Routinely I will find her in the facility visiting or assisting residents during their mealtimes and in the evenings. Her demonstration of the virtue of giving and sharing of her personal time and talents is mirrored by her son and daughter. They often accompany her and volunteer their time as well. All of this is done without the need for recognition but in the true meaning of stewardship to others. She leads by example for her children, family and friends.
We received a referral late one Friday afternoon from a local assisted living facility, who we partner with on a regular basis. It was clear from the referral that Mrs. A would be an emergency admission. By 6pm that Friday night, Mrs. A is resting comfortably in her bed at North Logan Health Care Center. Over the next couple of days we noticed a worrisome slow decline in Mrs. A and the decision was made to send her to a psychiatric facility. Upon her arrival back to the facility there was no improvement in her status. Mrs. A was staying secluded in her room until about a week later the staff see her socializing and laughing with our employee,Chaunay.
Chaunay has been a CNA with North Logan Health Care Center for the past 3 years and takes great pride in her job. Chaunay recognized Mrs. A was too secluded and took the time to engage her. Chaunay learned that Mrs. A loves to dance. Every evening that Chaunay worked she would dance and laugh with Mrs. A in the hallway. It was so touching to finally see Mrs. A smiling and happy again. And even though Mrs. A has a dementia diagnosis, she waits by the elevator at 2:30pm every day for Chaunay to arrive. As soon as Mrs. A sees Chaunay, she begins to smile and dance.
It is easy to go blank when trying to find the right words to recognize someone. Or even come up with a more creative word to describe an employee other than great or excellent. But talking about our Customer Service winner this month was easy and we are not at a loss to describe why she is a superstar. Germyane Connor has been a nurse for Yorktown Manor for 21 years. Yes 21 years. Germyane started her career at the facility.
Congratulations to our second winner, Brenda Parks for being selected at the IMG March Customer Service Superstar. Brenda is an exceptional certified nurses aide. She took on the toughest assignment we have here and she works exclusively in our Transitional (Behavior) Unit. The challenges she, and the other folks who have chosen this hall, are unmatched almost industry wide. Brenda has controlled her own emotions and provided the best care she can shift after shift. The most important element of working with dementia or mental illness is creativity and allowing the residents to express themselves without reaction.
Ide Management Group Communities provide a safe, nurturing, comfortable environment where our rehabilitation and long term care residents will find fun, laughter, and opportunities to enjoy life. Our residents are treated with respect and dignity by highly qualified, compassionate and exceptional staff.