SUNRISE, FL — November 12, 2016 - Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and health care staffing services announces Paraprofessional of the Year for 2016. This honor is given to the individual who, nominated by their office, has consistently exemplified the H.E.A.R.T. qualities of Interim HealthCare Paraprofessionals – Honorable, Experience, Ability, Reliability, and Training throughout the past year. Nominations by each of the more than 300 independently owned & operated franchise locations are gathered and out of all the entries, Ginger Gambrell was selected.
Ginger Gambrell has been a certified nursing assistant with Interim HealthCare Hospice, Greenville since September 2009. The Greenville office can always count on Ginger to make joint visits with nurses to assist them with care and patient positioning with difficult to move patients. This very intelligent and compassionate certified nursing assistant can always be counted on to precept new aides if needed. Ginger will also make joint visits to assist with transitioning Hospice patients to new aides when she has been reassigned. Ginger is also crossed trained to provide care to the organization’s home health patients as needed. She is also quick to volunteer to cover aide visits when co-workers have had unexpected events occur so that there wouldn’t be an interruption to patient care. Ginger even helps at the last minute when there has been scheduling snafus to make sure visits are covered.
In Ginger’s last evaluation that scored “Exceed Expectations” her supervisor stated that “Ginger is highly regarded by patients, families, facility staff and her coworkers”. “Ginger communicates well with her fellow aides, supervising nurses and management” and often receives accolades from patients and family. Recently a patient’s spouse stated how Ginger was so friendly, caring, professional and competent with “clean technique” and couldn’t ask for better care. Another family member sent a letter after the passing of their grandmother stating that “Ginger was a dream come true. She taught us so much about selfless giving – and how to roll a patient”. Patients and family feel grateful and fortunate to have Ginger in their lives.
In addition to completing her monthly inservices, Ginger has attended additional trainings and reads articles dealing with issues that she may encounter in the home such as stroke, COPD and CHF. Ginger recently attended a 4-hour End of Life care class to enhance her skills in providing Hospice care.
Ginger definitely has H.E.A.R.T. We salute your outstanding contribution to improving people’s lives and are proud to honor you as the Interim HealthCare Paraprofessional of the Year 2016. Congratulations Ginger. Thank you for your commitment to quality and service.
About Interim HealthCare:
Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care, both well-known franchise brands in their countries. With more than 530 franchise locations in seven countries Caring Brands International is a global health care leader.
Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.