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HCAW Recognizes 10 at Awards Luncheon at 2015 Annual Conference
Each year at the annual conference we take time to recognize both individuals and agencies making a difference in the field of Home Health. Those recognized this year proved to be both inspiring and great examples of what a difference quality Home Health care can make in the lives of our clients and their families. In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference “The Winning Game Plan: Inspire | Innovate | Integrate” these honorees are the people who, day in and day out, are acting on the Winning Game plans they know will change the lives of their clients and those they work with. Those honored this year are:
Patty Mulhern Nurse of the Year, Melissa Wright, PeaceHealth Home Health in Vancouver, WA Therapist of the Year, Debbie Broers, Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Home Care Aide of the Year, Kathy Eastman, CareForce, Lynnwood, WA Volunteer of the Year, Linda Jacobs, Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Manager/Supervisor of theYear, Ruth Gregersen, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA Support Staff of the Year, Erika Paulen and Larissa Jording of Providence Home Health, Tukwila, WA Hero of the Year, Greg Pang of Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA Excellence in Chronic Care Management, Jesscia Bjur, Memorial Home Care Services, Yakima , WA Community Service, Gilbert’s Community, coordinated by Ashley House, Enumclaw, WA
New Board and Officers installed at Annual Conference
Stacy Olinger, Evergreen Health, was elected President of the Association Board at the annual conference. Additionally, Rob Krause, Maxim Healthcare Services was elected President Elect; Brenda Kressler, Providence Home Services, Secretary/Treasurer. New board members announced at the conference are Greg Pang, Community Home Health & Hospice and Sam Miller, CareForce. Returning Board members include Donna Goodwin, Donna Goodwin Consulting; Kim Malen, PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest; LeAnn Paredes, Kittitas Valley Home Health & Hospice; Linda Raymer, Group Health Cooperative; Joel Stephens, Harbors Home Health and Hospice; Marilou Church, Gentiva Health Services.
Congratulations to our new officers and new and continuing board members as you assume this leadership role for the Association.
The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) is your professional support system, providing opportunities to build community with colleagues and healthcare partners. Working for you and with you every day to promote our industry through local, state and federal advocacy, HCAW is your portal to education and information on trends in home care service delivery and technology. We are proud of our mutual accomplishments in the past year and look forward to the continued opportunity to be part of your team in 2015! Join or Renew today!