U.P. Home Health & Hospice and Private Duty announce Employees of the Year

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice and U.P. Private Duty Services recently announced the organization’s 2018 Employees of the Year. This annual award is based on peer nominations and specific criteria, which includes a commitment to quality patient care, teamwork and professional development. Each of the recipients was presented with a monetary award and plaque in recognition of their outstanding service and are recognized on a plaque on display at the organization.

¯ Sarah Monroe, RN, primary nurse, was chosen as Employee of the Year for the direct care staff of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Monroe was nominated for her kindness and compassion that she shows to all of her patients.

¯ Shirley Tracy, office support clerk, was recently chosen as Employee of the Year for the non-direct care staff of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Tracy primarily handles all incoming phone calls to the agency along with other duties. Even during busy days when her desk is overflowing, staff has stated she has a smile on her face and is helpful when coworkers need assistance.

¯ Yasna Rice, private duty aide, was recently chosen as Employee of the Year of by the staff of U.P. Private Duty Services. Rice is a CNA, and is a great team player and is a very kind, compassionate and caring aide, a press release states.

“These three individuals received multiple nominations from their peers,” said Jennie Garrett-Bureau, executive director/administrator of U.P. Home Health & Hospice and U.P. Private Duty Services. “They are hardworking and devoted to fulfilling this organization’s high standard of care. Their teamwork and commitment to their profession helps ensure a high level of excellence in patient care.”

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