Simone Turner, Intake Coordinator at Suncrest Hospice, is the winner of the December Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty. She was nominated by Kim Braun who had this to say about:
I would like to nominate Simone Turner as “Caregiver of The Month.” Where Simone, as an Intake Coordinator, is not your typical caregiver in the sense of direct care, she is every sense of a caregiver when it comes to the first interaction many of our prospect patients and families have when it comes to learning about hospice. Simone is typically the first contact these individuals will speak to about hospice, and where they rarely meet her in person they end their initial conversation with a feeling of comfort, relieve and outlet. As her director, I have left the Intake Office in awe numerous times after having the opportunity to hear her educate these patients (often for more than an hour) with such empathy, compassion, patience and professionalism. No matter how difficult this conversation may be, Simone in the end has probably made these people laugh at some point during the conversation, lightened the load of a very heavy discussion and ended the conversation with the person on the other end feeling confident about the next journey that lies ahead. We at Suncrest are so very fortunate to have her on our team!
Recipients of the monthly Caregiver Award will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.
In addition, each year the Caregiver of the Year is announced at a banquet honoring the twelve monthly winners. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.
Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!