Maine Nurse Wins 2022 Assisted Living Nurse of the Year Award: Recognized for her dedication to improving the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities

Doreen Locke, RN and Director of Nursing at the Odd Fellows and Rebekah's home in Auburn, ME has been selected to receive the prestigious National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) Nurse of the Year Award. 
This award recognizes a licensed practical or registered assisted living nurse who demonstrates outstanding compassion, supervisory success, innovation, achievement, and capabilities in providing high-quality person-centered care in a service-oriented culture in an assisted living community. 
Honorees demonstrate selflessness and compassion while striving to enhance the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities in their communities. “I commend this year's Nurse of the Year for her commitment to excellence and dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of the residents she cares for,” said Angela Westhoff, MHCA President and CEO. 
Ms. Locke is recognized for her exemplary contribution and unwavering commitment to delivering quality care. Award winners are selected from peer and colleague nominations across the country.
“With her positive attitude, a great sense of humor, and over 30 years of experience, Doreen is very deserving of this recognition,” said John Bolduc, Executive Director of the Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' Home of Maine. She cares deeply for the people around her, including the residents and her coworkers, and she is an inspiration to all who know her. She exemplifies what it means to be a truly great nurse.”
Ms. Locke will be honored on Sunday, October 9th at the 73rd Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo in Nashville, TN. 

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