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Pair of Hibbard employees receive Excellence in Caregiving Awards

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AUGUSTA — Corey Littlefield, maintenance director for the Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dover Foxcroft, and Hibbard’s Janatha Gray, CNA each recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2017 Celebrating Excellence in Caregiving Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards are given annually to long-term care employees statewide who have consistently exemplified a commendable level of caregiving, dedication and professionalism in caring for the state’s elderly and disabled citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Littlefield was one of 12 caregivers statewide who received the honor this year. He is a dedicated employee of 19 years who demonstrates exemplary service to our customers. Gray was among the 11 honorees, and she is well known for her engagement with residents to maximize their quality of life.

The Celebrating Excellence Award is designed to thank and honor Maine’s long term care employees who spend their days and nights caring for others. To be considered nominees must meet certain criteria, including consistent quality of caregiving, attention to residents’ rights, leadership among peers and ability to inspire others through example. Nominations for the award were submitted by long-term care facilities statewide and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges with long term care expertise.

According to MHCA President and CEO Richard Erb, “Maine’s direct care and support staff provide compassionate quality care, and in many cases fill a family role for long term care residents and consumers each and every day. This luncheon and awards program are a tribute to their dedication and our way of saying thank you.”

MHCA is a nonprofit trade association representing 250 long term care providers statewide including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is proud to provide excellent customer service and quality care to seniors in Piscataquis County.

Photo courtesy of Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
EXCELLENCE IN CAREGIVING AWARD — Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center CNA Jantha Gray, second from left, recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2017 Celebrating Excellence in Caregiving Award during a recognition ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center. Gray is pictured with, from left, Hibbard Administrator Angela Jones, MHCA President/CEO Rick Erb and her coworker Martha Blodgett, CNA.

Photo courtesy of Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
EXCELLENCE IN CAREGIVING AWARD — Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Maintenance Supervisor Corey Littlefield, second from left, recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2017 Celebrating Excellence in Caregiving Award during a recognition ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center. Littlefield is pictured with, from left, Hibbard Administrator Angela Jones, MHCA President/CEO Rick Erb and his coworker Activities Supervisor Loretta Hartin.

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