Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) provide essential care in healthcare settings by assisting patients with activities of daily living. Nine area residents were recently recognized as CNA’s of the Year at NHC Smithville. Dekota Watson, Maria Amaya, Nicole Stanfield, Pam Sims, Darlene Donelson, Cassie Dyer, Sue Cook, Opal Parker, and Susie White, were honored at the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere with a day of fun and a banquet. They celebrated with other honored CNA’s from NHC HealthCare Centers throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. The keynote speaker this year was Tennessee Titan for Life and former Linebacker, Mr. Tim Shaw. Mr. Shaw, recently diagnosed with ALS, shared a wonderful message of gratitude, hope, and service with all honorees.
The honorees were evaluated on knowledge and performance of their duties, among other key factors. Mrs. Maria Amaya was further recognized as NHC Smithville’s nominee for CNA of the Year for all NHC centers in the Central Region. NHC Smithville Director of Nursing, Melinda Wilson, said, “Each of these CNA’s are hard-working, professional, compassionate, caring, honest, understanding, and highly skilled. They are a tremendous asset to NHC Smithville and we are truly fortunate to have them as valued partners.”
NHC Smithville offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, workers compensation, managed care, and private funds. The inpatient healthcare center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to adults of all ages on a short-term and long-term basis. NHC Smithville’s outpatient clinic offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to infants, children and adults of all ages. For more information about NHC Smithville, visit www.nhcsmithville.com or call (615) 597-4284.
PHOTOS (L to R (STANDING): Susie White, Clint Hall (Administrator), Melinda Wilson (Director of Nursing), Dekota Watson, Darlene Donelson, Sue Cook, Pam Sims, Opal Parker, Nicole Stanfield, and Cassie Dyer. (IN FRONT): Ryan Vaden (Administrator in Training), and Tim Shaw (Titan for Life). #2-Maria Amaya, CNA of the Year.