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Caregiver of the Month – Corinne Strat

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Corinne Strat is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty.  Corinne was nominated by Jeff Jenkins from Agape Hospice.

Corinne Strat exhibits a compassionate heart and is dedicated to the care of all her patients. She is a leader among Agape’s chaplains and a veteran in her field.

Corinne recently did an amazing job caring for the family of a patient who completed suicide, which affected her, of course, on a deeply personal level.

Jeff Jenkins
Agape Hospice

 

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

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Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

Caregiver of the Month – Cathy Broida

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Cathy Broida is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty.  Cathy was nominated by Jackie Hibbard from Halcyon Hospice.

Cathy Broida is an RN with Halcyon. She recently assisted one of our patients to apply to participate in the Honor Flight from Colorado to Washington DC. He was accepted and she accompanied him on the journey on September 13-14. This patient and his son, who also went along, had an amazing experience visiting the sites in Washington. The patient felt honored and never thought he’d experience anything like this in his life. Cathy went over and above her normal nursing duties to honor this man’s service to our country. She has a passion for working with veteran’s and does all she can to thank each one for their service and commitment to the United States. As Cathy shared her weekend experience with the team she was in tears describing the experience that she, the patient and the son had. She is a shining example of what it means to be a servant leader who goes beyond the job description to meet the patient’s needs. Cathy is also putting together an education session for the rest of our staff about the Honor Flight and how to help other veteran’s apply for this amazing experience.

Jackie Hibbard, MDiv

Team Lead

Maroon Bells Team

Halcyon Hospice

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

Caregiver of the Month – Felicia Kile

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Felicia Kile is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty.  Felicia was nominated by Desiree Lurie from The Denver Hospice.

Felicia Kile is volunteer “extraordinaire.” She picks up food from the food bank and stocks the pantry! She is also a very dedicated visitor to a sweet woman with dementia; visits twice a week, faithfully, reports to the team, and treats this lady like her own family member. She is very kind and considerate.

This lady speaks very little, but Felicia is able to get her to talk and enjoy music and other activities. Felicia has vastly improved her quality of life.

We love you Felicia!!

Sincerely,

Desiree Lurie, LCSW
Social Worker
Southeast Neighborhood
The Denver Hospice

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

Caregiver of the Month – Karen Johnson

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Karen Johnson is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty.  Karen was nominated by Kendra Swanson from Suncrest Hospice.

Karen Johnson is such an amazing asset to the Suncrest Hospice team. Not only is she a Social Worker she is also the supervisor of all of the Suncrest CNA’s in Colorado. She’s the one that finds all this awesome talent. I have never had a boss that took so much time from her busy schedule to actually listen to our patients and family needs. She goes that extra step to make everyone happy including the CNA staff. She really cares about each and everyone of us. She always is there whenever I have any questions or when I need help. I am so blessed to be working for this company thanks to Karen. I have found my passion in life. Everyone also says, ‘It takes a special person to do your job.” Which is what Karen is a very special person to our hospice team. Thank you Karen for all your hard work. I look forward to working with you for years to come!!! 

- Kendra Swanson, Sunset Hospice

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

 

Caregiver of the Month – Paul Roper

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Chaplain Paul Roper is the winner of the Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty. Paul was nominated by Sherryn Duran, LCSW at St. Anthony/Porter Hospice.

On his birthday, Paul Roper deferred celebrating with his family to read scripture and pray with the family of a dying woman despite not being on call that night.

Paul is always quick to help in an emergency, to take on a shift for an ill coworker or even one who he thinks just needs some downtime- despite the fact that he not only works on call for hospice, he also takes call for the Centura hospitals and The Butterfly Program.

When I was recovering from a serious illness, while the whole office put together food for my recovery, Paul was the one to bring it 19 miles out of his way and also made sure I had a fleece blanket and pillow to recover with.

Sherryn Duran, LCSW – St. Anthony/Porter Hospice

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

 

February Caregiver of the Month

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Denise Shannon, RN, BSN, NHA, Administrator, CovenantCare at Home: Home Health & Hospice, is the winner of the February Hospice Caregiver Award presented by Horan & McConaty. Denise was nominated by Sally Carey.

Denise Shannon exemplifies the best of hospice care through her 20+ years of enduring commitment to excellence of care, ethics, leadership and heartfelt compassion for all. Denise has been a nurse, a clinical director, a manager of: hospice teams providing home care and teams working in skilled nursing facilities, an acute care, in-patient hospice facility; has served as a skilled nursing facility administrator, a corporate compliance officer and is currently an administrator of a non-profit Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty organization.

Denise has the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge to develop new hospice programs entirely from scratch & manuals of Conditions of Participation. She has also been called upon to salvage struggling programs. With deft leadership, she inspires and invigorates the staff while honing the core processes to allow them to meet and exceed all standards achieving new levels of success.

Denise has sustained a strong commitment to professionalism and the development of hospice personnel as evidenced by her many years of leadership of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association of CO, The Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum – CHEF – and as a board member of Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care – COCHPC – now the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of the Rockies. She has strategically invested a great amount of her time in those organizations toward conference planning and continuing education to help develop and elevate the practice of hospice care for everyone in the region. Her gifts of seeing the strengths of any person, program or situation and fostering the best practices and personal standards inspire leadership within each and every staff member. She has been a mentor to many nurses, doctors, CNAs, social workers, volunteers and volunteer coordinators, personal caregivers, facility staff and others.

Denise sets an example for all in leading by actively considering what is the right thing to do for the patient and family, the staff and any relationship involved, including regulatory ones, and then doing it in as loving a way as possible. Her generous laughter is a clarion call to all who hear her to take heart, do your best, live lightly and care deeply. Her competence is only out-sized by her heart.

Sally Carey
Volunteer & Bereavement Coordinator
Hospice of CovenantCare

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

January Caregiver of the Month

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Mariam Coulibaly, CAN at Lutheran Hospice is the winner of the January Hospice Caregiver Award, presented by Horan & McConaty. Mariam was nominated by Nancy Harju.

I believe Mariam Coulibaly should be a candidate for the Hospice Caregiver Award.  She is so gentle, caring and such a special lady.  She makes sure my husband is well taken care of.  She is always on time and she takes her time with caring for my husband.  She explains to him all she does.  She thanks him for letting her take care of him.  She is a wonderful caregiver and she would represent all caregivers in an honorable, dedicated way.  She is a great asset to all hospice caregivers.

Sincerely,

Nancy HarJu

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

2015 Hospice Caregiver Award Winners

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We gathered all our 2015 monthly Hospice Caregiver Award winners, along with their friends and family members to celebrate twelve amazing caregivers in our community.    We shared dinner and the beautiful nominations each of them received last year. Congratulations again to all of our monthly award winners and to Theresa Conde, CNA at The Denver Hospice, the Hospice Caregiver of the Year for 2015.

 

2015 Caregiver of the Year

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Congratulations to Theresa Conde, our 2015 Hospice Caregiver of the Year Award winner.  Theresa Conde was awarded Caregiver of the month in June, nominated by Desiree Lurie.  “Theresa Conde is a wonderful CNA (and team member) at the Denver Hospice.  She has a very calm and gentle manner which inspires confidence in even the most particular patient,” said Desiree Lurie.  “I know families are always very happy to have Theresa care for their loved ones… old or young.”

Congratulations, Theresa, and thank you for all you do!

Meet Our Caregiver of the Month

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A team of Violetta Stoyanov’s co-workers at The Denver Hospice joined together to nominate her for the Horan and McConaty Caregiver award. Violetta is an RN with tireless and loving devotion to her patients, and is well deserving of this award.

We are… an Executive Director at a facility where Violetta  cares for many patients, President of The Denver Hospice, Director of Hospice Services, her Clinical Manager, a Social Worker at The Denver Hospice, a Chaplain at The Denver Hospice and a Liaison. Each of us describes Violetta from his or her own vantage point. Here are excerpts gleaned from each of the letters of nomination that will allow you to get an insider’s look at our beloved Violetta, winner of the December Caregiver of the Month award.

 

  • Violetta especially shines in her care of patients with dementia and patients in facilities; populations that are often the most difficult to care for …her dependability and consistency make her a perfect match for this underserved patient population.

 

  • We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with a nurse of Violetta’s caliber. She always knows the right thing to do or say, whether it is a kind word, a hug, a touch or a smile.  She has a gift to calm upset and scared families by providing comfort and understanding in a manner only she can.

 

  • I often observe Violetta visit a patient in the morning and then return again in the afternoon to address another need or check on him again. Patients and families feel embraced by Violetta and trust her to care for them at this special time of their lives.

 

  • Violetta is a fierce advocate for her patients, ensuring that they get the best care, supplies and equipment. She checks in on most patients on a daily basis and works long hours to make sure they receive exceptional care and attention.

 

  • Violetta is neat as a pin, efficient, smart, savvy, unique and professional. She will go to the ends of the earth doing the job she loves for the people she loves.

 

  • And from our chaplain:

 

In closing, Violetta is so genuine in her care and support of these precious people who are dying and preparing to leave this earth. She is one of those people who is “anointed” to do the work she does. My prayer has always been, “Where can we find more Violettas?”

 

Thank you for honoring our nominee, Violetta Stoyanov.

Each monthly Caregiver Award winner will receive a gift card that can be used for whatever the recipient decides and an award.

At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at a banquet honoring the twelve finalists. The Caregiver of the Year will win a trip for two within Colorado.

Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!

 

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