By Chelsea Stanhibel of Gardant Management Solutions
Four staff members at Gardant-managed communities were honored last week with Illinois Health Care Association 2023 Excellence Awards.
The association is comprised of more than 500 nursing homes, assisted living, and supportive living communities. The awards were presented during the association’s annual convention in Springfield, Illinois.
Mike Stickler of Grand Prairie of Macomb was named the Food Service/Dietary Professional of the Year.
Sarah Roland Lucchesi of Heritage Woods of South Elgin was honored as the Business Office Professional of the Year.
Jennifer Rood of Heritage Woods of Freeport received the Director of Nursing of the Year award.
Rosemarie Rodrigo was honored as the Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year.
Overall, 20 staff members at 14 Gardant-managed communities were among the nearly 60 individuals nominated for 2023 awards.
The nominees from Gardant-managed communities were as follows:
Cambridge House of Swansea
Lee Schmidt for Director of Nursing
Churchview Supportive Living
Danielle Mitchell for Director of Nursing
Grand Prairie of Macomb
Jennifer Foster for Administrator of the Year
Katelyn Green for Certified Nursing Assistant
Mike Stickler for Food Service/Dietary Professional
Heritage Woods of Benton
Gina Harris for Registered Nurse of the Year
Heritage Woods of Belvidere
Kim Walton for Director of Nursing
Heritage Woods of Dekalb
Jennifer Boutin for Registered Nurse
Heritage Woods of Freeport
Jennifer Rood for Registered Nurse of the Year
Heritage Woods of Gurnee
Gabriella Martinez for Director of Nursing
Heritage Woods of Huntley
Vickie Smith Sever for Certified Nursing Assistant
Heritage Woods of McHenry
Candace Hileman for Certified Nursing Assistant
Tracy McCafferty for Registered Nurse
Heritage Woods of Ottawa
Peggy Morgan for Administrator of the Year
Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Sarah Roland Lucchesi for Business Office Professional
Rosemarie Rodrigo for Certified Nursing Assistant
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
Brook Barone for Food Service/Dietary Professional
Julie Carey for Director of Nursing
Rebecca Vaughn for Administator’s Choice Award
John Evans Supportive Living in Pekin
Lisa Callear for Registered Nurse
Our heartfelt congratulations to the award winners and the nominees.