Interim HealthCare Inc. Announces 2019 ‘Nurse of the Year’

Rakel Nussbaumer of Clovis, New Mexico honored for her exceptional caregiving and service
SUNRISE, Fla. – May 13, 2019 – Interim HealthCare Inc., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, today announced Rakel Nussbaumer as its 2019 Nurse of the Year. Rakel works as a registered nurse for Interim HealthCare of Clovis, New Mexico, bringing comfort and care to her patients and their families. The “Interim HealthCare Nurse of the Year” is awarded annually during National Nurses Week, which begins May 6 and ends May 12, on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
“It takes a truly remarkable person to give of themselves the way that Rakel has to her patients, their families and the local community she serves,” said Jennifer Sheets, Interim HealthCare Inc. President and CEO. “Nurses aren’t always aware of the significant impact they can have on patients and their families. We want Rakel, as well as all the other Interim HealthCare nurses and care professionals, to know that the work they do empowers people to live a more enriched, safe and independent life, and we thank you for all your contributions.”
Rakel began her career with Interim HealthCare in 2006 as a field nurse and grew into her current role as director of healthcare services for the Clovis franchise. Her role allows her to go beyond caregiving and support a team of clinicians. In the last year, Rakel designed and implemented a recognition board for all staff members, creating a space to recognize individual’s accomplishments and encourage team-wide support. This has boosted morale and appreciation for one another among the caregiver team.
“I’m so grateful to have chosen a career that allows me to impact so many lives in my community. I am honored to be recognized as Interim HealthCare’s Nurse of the Year,” said Rakel. “Caring for people is a true calling for me, and I’ve been lucky to do meaningful and impactful work for my patients and for my colleagues.”
“Nursing can be a taxing yet extremely rewarding career, and as the U.S. population ages, we need more great caregivers like Rakel to improve the lives of our patients, clients and their families,” said Sheets. “While the public recognition is well-deserved, the positive impact our nurses make day in and day out is immeasurable.”
To learn more, please visit for Interim HealthCare’s career webpage.
About Interim HealthCare Inc.
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 healthcare 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

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