Leading Age Kentucky Names Award Winners
Date Published: 9/26/2011
At the annual Leading Age Kentucky Conference (formerly the Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) Christian Care Communities was well represented at the awards luncheon with a number of award recipients.
Ray Dickison—Administrator of the Year
Ray Dickison of Christian Care’s Louisville campus received the highly sought-after Administrator of the Year Award. Ray manages a staff of 250 people and has the task of keeping nearly 500 residents safe and healthy each day. His style is hands-on as he spends time talking, observing and tending to the varied needs of patients at Christian Health Center and residents at Friendship and Chapel House. Ray is particularly proud to be a certified nurse associate (CNA), a position that he respects because “CNAs are the backbone of long-term care. I have so much respect for the care and concern they show to each one of our residents—their love makes all the difference.”
Troyie Smith—Outstanding Certified Nurse Aide of the Year
Troyie Smith came to Christian Health Center, Corbin over 20 years ago, and her goal—to keep residents happy, healthy and smiling—has never changed. She is dedicated and works behind the scenes to ensure that patients and their families are comfortable. Bill Collins, Administrator at the Corbin campus, appreciates her loyalty and the way she goes out of her way to help others—especially new CNA’s. Congratulations, Troyie.
Andreas Price—Chaplain of the Year
Andreas Price of Christian Care’s Louisville campus received the honor of being selected chaplain of the year. Andreas serves as Chaplain at the Christian Health Center and integrates his pastoral skills throughout the organization. Andreas is available for counseling for residents, their families and staff.
Virginia Wolfe—Outstanding Service by Minimal Data Specialist Coordinator
Virginia Wolfe of Christian Health Center Corbin is first and foremost an excellent nurse, supervisor, problem solver and resident advocate. She is a responsible steward of the financial resources needed to provide necessary care for residents, especially when it comes to staying up to date on the regulatory changes that impact Medicare and Medicaid. Virginia uses her knowledge and skills to provide residents and patients with the care they deserve, but her concern doesn’t stop when the paperwork is finished. And this is why she was awarded the Outstanding MDS Coordinator of the year.
Jamie Moore—Outstanding Service by Licensed Practical Nurse
Jamie Moore has worked in many career paths since she arrived at Christian Care’s Bowling Green campus in 2007. Jamie began as a nursing assistant, decided to become a certified medication aide, and most recently became a Licensed Practical Nurse in order to spend more time getting to know residents. She is caring, compassionate and polite, and the best part of her day is setting and exceeding the goals she sets for herself.
Debbie Leitner—Outstanding Activities Director
Debbie Leitner has been an Activity Director at Louisville’s Christian Health Center for over 20 years. She ensures families and residents are involved and comfortable as they go about their life at the Center. She is a highly valued member of the care team and works with volunteers to provide residents with an abundance of entertainment, games and parties.