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Environmental services director wins regional Team Spirit Award

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix recently presented its annual Rewarding Excellence awards to four associates.

Certified Nursing Assistants of the Year were Vayda Bolgoyen, Dania Castruita-Castaneda and Amanda Davila. Lisa Sheppard, environmental services director, won the Team Spirit Award. The CNAs were praised for putting their residents first, their positive attitudes and their attention to detail. Sheppard was nominated for her caring spirit and work ethic.

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley program wins statewide Award

Left to right: Erin Stanley, director of rehab services; Kalie May, social services director; Lorna Mattox, activity director; and Sue McCarthy, executive director

On Aug. 20, 2015, Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, won the Arizona Health Care Association’s Innovative Program and Improvement Award for its Namaste program. 

The program is based on the concept set forth in the book “The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia” by Joyce Simard. Lorna Mattox, activity director, applied these ideas of “honoring the spirit within” to the needs of the residents at the Phoenix facility.