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Callina Selected for Excellence in Long Term Care Award

Western Maine Health President and CEO Timothy A. Churchill announced recently that Market Square Health Care Center employee, Aaron Callina has been selected as one of the ten employees in the state to be honored with the Excellence in Long Term Care award, which is given annually at the Excellence in Long Term Care Conference; this years conference will be September 13th. 

Callina works in a hybrid CNA and Activities position created when he was hired at Market Square.  Duties in his position include rehabilitation aid, transportation coordinator and driver, a CNA, CRMA, and CNA.-M; he is also a licensed massage therapist.  Aaron, who lives in Poland, has been at Market Square since January of 2005.    Known for his eagerness and enthusiasm, the residents appreciate his ability to connect with them personally, and to not only provide care, but also to build relationships that help add to their quality of life. 

The Excellence in Long Term Care Award is given by the Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman in coordination with the Maine Health Care Association.  Facilities can nominate employees, and there are ten employees in the state selected who are then recognized at the annual conference. Last year another Market Square Health Care Center employee, Adele Beardsworth won designation as one of the 2005 Caregivers of the Year.

Phil Dubois, Administrator at Market Square Health Care Center nominated Aaron for this award.  Among other things, in his nomination Phil noted, "Other employees know that they can depend on him, and managers have a high level of trust and respect for him.  He will answer any questions or help with any task.  He jokes with both staff and residents, bringing smiles to faces along the way…Even though multiple people place high demands on him, he can patiently, effectively juggle these demands and somehow keep all parties satisfied…"

Market Square Health Care Center is a residential care facility located in western Maine.  Employees at Market Square focus on quality of life for patients requiring various levels of care including long-term care, residential care, independent living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and hospice services.  For more information or to inquire about residency at Market Square, please call (207) 743-7086.

Market Square Health Care Center is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org .





 

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