2015 Celebrating Excellence Awards Program Winners

We are pleased to announce the following 2015 Celebrating Excellence Awards Program winners:


Name / Title / Facility
Cynthia Terry, CNA, Avita of Stroudwater
Beverly Clark, CNA/CRMA/CMT, Gorham House
Martha Blodgett, CNA, Hibbard Nursing Home
Anna Stankiewicz, Director of Social Services, Ledgewood Manor
Judy DiGioia, Registered Nurse, Maine Veterans’ Home – Machias
Nancy Tripp, LPN, Marshall Healthcare
Heather McEwen, Lead CNA/Restorative Aide, Mt. Saint Joseph Residence & Rehab
Ellen Wood, RN, Quarry Hill Retirement Community
Lorenzo Severence, Maintenance Assistant, Seaport Village
Trisha Parker, CNA, Sedgewood Commons
Carol Kiernan, Charge Nurse, Somerset Rehab & Living Center
Kathy Loeven, Housekeeping Manager, Stillwater Health Care
Diane Begin, CNA/CRMA, Sunnybrook Village
Gretchen Hallemeyer, CNA, Varney Crossing


Program / Facility
Equestrian Therapy  -  Gorham House
Crafters Corner Recycled Arts  -  Maine Veterans’ Home Scarborough
Snowmobiling Outdoors Adventure  -  Quarry Hill Retirement Community
Sensory Stimulation Program  -  Sedgewood Commons
Guest Chef  -  Southridge Rehabilitation & Living Center


Cedar Ridge Center
Maine Veterans’ Homes – Augusta
Maine Veterans’ Homes – Bangor
Stillwater Health Care


Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, Caribou
Colonial Health Care, Lincoln
Martha Ballard Assisted Living, Hallowell
Pine Point Center, Scarborough
Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center, Lewiston

All winners will be recognized during the 2015 Celebrating Excellence Awards Luncheon and Program to be held at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  MHCA is pleased to announce that our keynote address will be given by Alicia Davis, President & Core Energy™ Coach of Centerpoint Wellness. In her keynote address, Putting on the Oxygen Mask: Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers, she highlights the importance of professional caregivers as the providers of heart-centered care and compassion for their residents. High stress and the tendency for caregivers to put their own needs last on the list contributes to high rates of staff turnover and burnout. In this keynote, self-care strategies will be offered that will help caregivers care for themselves while they care for others. Participants will leave the session feeling renewed, re-energized and with specific skills to recharge their “caregiver batteries.” Davis is a nationally certified coach and has been a teacher in the field of holistic health and healing for over 20 years. Davis coaches clients who want to realize their fullest potential by releasing stress, toxic emotions and habits of limiting thinking which inhibit their greatest success. Her passion is coaching individuals and teams to tap into their core energy so they can achieve the success and wellbeing they desire in their work and lives.

Additional event details will be forthcoming soon.

Congratulations one and all!

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