MHCA and LTCOP announce Excellence in Long Term Care Award winners

The Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Maine Health Care Association are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Excellence in Long Term Care AwardUnprecedented times call for unprecedented action and that's exactly what this year's judging panel did when they decided to honor all 33 nominees with this award. Citing the courage and commitment of long term care employees during the pandemic, the panel felt strongly that each and every nominee has earned the award this year. 

We thank this year's judges for their time and expertise. They are: 
  • Leo Delicata, Esq., Legal Services for the Elderly 
  • Trinity Baker, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 

2021 Recipients:

Emily Abbott, Activity Coordinator/CNA, Cove's Edge 
Amy Adams, LPN, Barron Center 
Scott Babb, Housekeeper, St. Andre Health Care 
Jessica Berker, CNA, Freeport Place 
Jody Brackett, CRMA, Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation 
Diane Brophy, CNA, Island Nursing Home 
Emily Curry, CRMA, Foreside Harbor 
Jennie Edwards, CNA 3, Maine Veterans' Homes - South Paris 
Rachel Gamache, Program Director, The Landing at Saco Bay 
Jessica Gray, CNA-M, Staffing Specialist, MaineGeneral Rehab and LTC at Glenridge 
Cathy Honey, Dietary Aid, Independence Advocates of Maine 
Barbara Hooper, Dietary/Nutritional Services Manager, Maine Veterans' Home - South Paris 
Michele Hutchins, Director of Nurses, Pinnacle Health & Rehab - Canton 
Kasey Iwaniszek, Director of Laundry/Housekeeping, Ross Manor 
Heather Jackson, Dietary Director, Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation 
Shelly Katula-Blais, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion 
Susan Kenny, Activity Assistant, Westgate Center for Rehabilitation and Alzheimer's Care 
Aurele Laferierre, Activities/Transporter, Forest Hill 
Stacey Leland, CNA, Independence Advocates of Maine 
Sandra Maines, Store Clerk, 75 State Street/Avesta 
Peter Masterman, Maintenance Technician, Market Square Health Care Center 
Sheila McAlister, CNA, Market Square Health Care Center 
Lori Morey, Human Resources Director, Island Nursing Home 
Reggie Murray, Infection Preventionist, Forest Hill 
Anne 'Denise' Parker, LPN/Charge Nurse, St. Andre Health Care 
Laura Phillips, Activities Supervisor, MaineGeneral Rehab and LTC at Glenridge 
Melissa Phillips, RN, Nurse Manager, Hibbard's Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Margaret Quinn, RN Hospice Case Manager, Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice  
Danielle Rand, RN-Charge Nurse, Maine Veterans' Home - Bangor 
Tarsha Rodrigue, Associate Dir. of Skilled & LTC, MaineGeneral Rehab and Nursing Care at Gray Birch 
Jane Small, Medical Technician, Ross Manor 
Katherine Tredeau, CRMA, Activity Assistant, Alzheimer's Care Center 
Bobbie Jo Welch, Activities Department Supervisor, MaineGeneral Rehab & Nursing Care at Gray Birch