Responding to the needs of the Resident
Beacon Hospice, Inc. recently honored Rebecca Brennan, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), of The Oxford in Haverhill, with the 2007 Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award. Rebecca was recognize for her superior work as a caregiver and commitment and delivery of the highest quality end-of-life care services to her patients. The Excellence in End-of-Life Care Awards is a Beacon Hospice awards program to honor a caregiver who has achieved excellence through his or her dedication and determination to deliver superior end-of-life care.
Each of Beacon Hospice's 20 offices throughout New England is honoring one local caregiver who has demonstrated outstanding compassion, dedication and commitment to quality care for patients at the end of their lives. Beacon Hospice hopes these awards will inspire others to strive to provide every end-of-life patient with the best quality of care possible to allow them to live the remainder of their lives in comfort and dignity.
They also stated that she always puts quality of life needs of her residents first and foremost!
Donald Bradshaw has been employed here at The Oxford as a Certified Nurses Assistant since September 2003. During his employment here he has worked a variety of shifts on all units in the facility. Donald can best be described a dependable, caring and loyal employee with a quiet demeanor. He is very knowledgeable in his position, which is evident by his job performance. Donald is a valuable member of the team on the special care unit, he works well with our more aggressive and male residents, and is frequently requested by family members to care for their loved one.
It is difficulty to point to one or two events that stand out that make Donald the Above and Beyond winner, only to state that since being promoted to the lead CNA position in September 2007, he has shown great initiative and leadership. Donald eagerly takes on added tasks and responsibilities and never hesitates to assist others on the unit when needed. Donald truly cares for those residents in his care, ensuring that their needs are always met with promptness, respect and kindness.