MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Two United Church Homes’ staff members in Marietta, Ohio, received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award.
Hannah Headley, a former dining server at Glenwood Community, and Nicole Henry, a state-tested nursing assistant at Harmar Place, achieved the awards by demonstrating UCH core values – compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency.
Headley was nominated twice and Henry once for living UCH values, and residents cited their work in two of the three nominations.
Headley started as a dining server at Glenwood in April 2018 and later entered nursing school to become a resident care assistant. She recently moved into an RCA role at Glenwood.
“Hannah was in the middle of her work when a resident stopped to talk to her,” one nomination from a colleague said. “Hannah had a short conversation and offered to wait with the resident. Hannah saw what the resident needed – a connection.”
A Glenwood resident wrote the second nomination for Headley’s excellent service.
Henry won the award because of her winning personality. A Harmar Place resident wrote that Henry always does what she’s asked with a smile on her face. She started as an environmental aide, earning her STNA in July 2018. She currently works in the Pleasant View neighborhood.
“Nicole has a wonderful personality and drops what she’s doing to help anyone,” the resident wrote, adding Henry is an out-of-the-box thinker who never gives up.
UCH employees are eligible to receive the award throughout the year, and a select few are chosen for the highest honor out of hundreds of nominations. Nominations may be made by staff, volunteers, residents and their families.
“The 2019 Living United Church Homes Values Award recipients achieved UCH’s most coveted staff award,” said Scott Slutz, vice president of human resources. “Hannah and Nicole exemplify the commitment to living UCH values every day. We recognize them for modeling the values that have become the hallmark of the United Church Homes experience and commitment to serving older adults.”
About Glenwood Community and Harmar Place: Glenwood Community is home to roughly 120 residents and offers independent cottage and apartment living and 48 studio and one-bedroom apartments in assisted living. Harmar Place offers long-term care, short-term skilled rehabilitation and memory care to approximately 86 residents and guests.
About United Church Homes: United Church Homes is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior living and affordable housing for older adults, with 75 communities in 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is a faith-inspired organization in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.
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