0 JAYBIRD DWINNERS A SPOTLIGHT ON RED CARPET SERVICE The COVID-19 pandemic caused an already precarious staffing pipeline to plunge into dangerous waters. Guthrie County, where The Lakeside Village is located, lacked oportunities for area citizens to further their education and gain employment. COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD For nominees in this award category, Red Carpet Service extends outside his/her property. This award will be given to an individual who has made a positive impact on society through his/her own volunteerism and philanthropic efforts.
When she learned of the Future Ready Iowa Earn & Learn and Employer Innovation grants, Amanda Creen, Director, dove head first into passionately lobbying for the funds that would present opportunities for local residents. Her efforts paid off and the Community was awarded over $245K to assist with programming, compensation, training accommodations, and educational materials. “Over 200 people have taken CNA classes and all will go on to be advanced CNAs. 50 people have become ServSafe certified and 15 have taken the Iowa assisted living manager course. None of this would have been possible if it would not have been for Amanda working so hard to help others advance in their lives,” shares Marla Hammer, Hospitality Coordinator at The Lakeside Village. We are so proud of you, Amanda!
AMANDA CREEN The Lakes i de V i l l age
COMMUNITY NURSE OF THE YEAR
To be considered for this recognition, candidates should be leaders in their field; training incredible caregivers, consistently achieving top quality assurance scores, and collaborating seamlessly within all departments.
Being a Health Care Coordinator in senior living is a demanding, but highlly rewarding job. Throwin in a global health crisis that targets seniors and the job becomes even more daunting. Sharon Bexell, Health Care Coordinator at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault, Minn. has demonstrated confidence and brought a sense of calm to the storm around us in 2020. “Sharon truly cares for each and every resident in her care. She spends countless hours making sure they’re receiving the best hospitality and that their needs are met. She truly wants to do things the Jaybird way and takes great pride in doing well by doing good,”says Cassidy Schmidt, RN, Director of Clinical Revenue. Sharon has done an exemplary job maintaining quality care, mitigating COVID-19 risks, motivating staff members, and rising to the call of duty at every turn. We are incredibly grateful for her dedication to her Community and the commitment she has made to being a healthcare hero with a heart for hospitality. Way to go, Sharon!
SHARON BEXELL, RN Mi l est one Sen i o r L i v i ng
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