Congratulations to our April Employee of the
Month, Shalina Scott!
Shalina has been with us for 4 months and
has made a great impact. She is a hard
worker and has stepped up to do, not only Dietary Cook, but also
Housekeeping. She even gets to do laundry!
Shalina has 4 children, Neal and Rebecca
Scott and Jack and Penelope Harisson.
Penelope comes to the center with her mom sometimes and we all get to
spoil her! Shalina’s hobbies include
gardening, reading, sewing and cooking.
Shalina was nominated by two employees who have
this to say about her, “When there is work to be done or help needed with
anything, Shalina is quick to jump in and help out. On Saturday, we had a water leak in the
breakroom. I asked Shalina for the mop
from the kitchen and before I could grab a wet floor sign, she was already
cleaning up the mess that I had intended to clean. On Sunday when setting up the tower garden,
Shalina came and lent a helping hand. I
appreciate her hard work and willingness to step in wherever needed and just
jump in and do even if she’s busy doing other things!!
Shalina is always willing to come in and
help when needed. She comes to work and
helps when someone calls in. She made
dinner rolls and is going to teach the other cooks how to make them. She makes a lot of foods from scratch and
gives suggestions for vegan dishes. She
is always pleasant and residents love her.
When she works in the kitchen, she often works housekeeping that same
day. She is open for change and gives
suggestions on how to make something work better. She is also good at keeping the aides on a good
When we asked Shalina why she enjoys what
she does, she said, “I enjoy getting to work with staff here and I love when I
get to cook. Seeing how much the people
enjoy the work we put into their meals makes me happy and I enjoy bringing joy
to them. I love to make people smile.”
You make all of us smile Shalina, thanks for
your good example.
Callaway Good Life Center delivered some goodies to our Docs today in
honor of “National Doctor’s Day! We thank you all for your wonderful and
compassionate care you give to our Residents! Our staff appreciate all
you do for us and we love working with you! WE ARE BLESSED!
Congratulations to our March, 2019, Employee
of the Month, Cris Sierks.
Cris is a LPN /MDS Coordinator /Director of Nursing
Assistant. She began her career as a
C.N.A, then earned her Nursing degree as an LPN and has served our facility since
She enjoys camping, fishing, travelling, and
spending time with her family. She has
been married for 20 years and has 4 children, and 9 grandchildren. Cris graduated from Callaway High School and
her Mom still lives in the community.
Cris’ co-workers nominated her twice this
month. They said, “Cris stepped up on
day shift today and didn’t hesitate to lend a hand with resident care as we
were short staffed. She asked who she
could help with and what needed done.
This made a stressful morning go smoothly for all. Thanks, Cris!”
They also nominated her by stating, “Cris
spends days at a time away from home to be at work! She has come in in the wee hours of the
morning to ensure a 1-1 Resident is properly supervised so staff can care for
others. Cris helps the charge nurse with
assessments and documentation. She has
spent hours calling and getting staff to cover shifts. This list could go on forever, but Cris gives
1000% for our residents. Thank You Cris. Cris also makes sure our MDS Assessments are
completed accurately and that we are in compliance with CMS regulations. She is
a key player in our success.
We asked Cris why she enjoys what she does,
and she said “I have always enjoyed the Long Term setting and caring for
residents as a nurse. I took on MDS
Coordinator when I was unable to work on the floor.” We are blessed to have you on our team.
Irish Eyes are Smiling”” today as we celebrated with an early St.
Patrick’s Day party! Chester’s Fried Chicken, White and Green Cake and
Green Sherbet Punch to boot! Wishing everyone the” Luck of the Irish” in
finding your “Pot of Gold”!
Callaway Good Life Center February 2019 Employee of the Month
Congratulations to our February Employee of
the Month, Laurie DeLaune
Laurie has been a C N A for the Callaway
Good Life Center for the past 8 years.
She has recently taken on the duties of Restorative Aide as well.
Laurie enjoys being outdoors, sewing and
playing the piano. She has 3 daughters,
Emily, Shalina, Michaela and husband Brad.
Laurie also has 4 grandchildren, Neal, Rebecca, Jack and Penelope.
Laurie’s co-workers had this to say about
her, “Laurie is a huge help on transports.
She lends a hand with loading and unloading, securing straps and seeing
to the comfort of our residents. She
knows her way around the hospitals and makes sure our resident is where they
need to be. The time driving goes by so
quickly because of the lively chit-chat.
Thank You Laurie for riding along!”
We asked Laurie why she enjoys her job and
she had this to say, “I enjoy the interaction with our residents. They’ve become family. It’s a good feeling to be able to care for
their needs, comfort them and enjoy life with them.
Laurie, your quiet demeanor is
soothing. You get your job done and you
are not afraid to take on new responsibilities.
Thank You for your service!
Congratulations to our January 2019,
Employee of the Month, Melissa Jorgenson.
Melissa is the Environmental Services
Director for CGLC. She oversees the housekeeping and laundry activities. She is also in charge of making sure we are
all safe while we work. Melissa began
her career as a Certified Nursing assistant, and has taken on the role of EVS
Director. She also does the purchasing
and handles the organization of all the supplies. On top of all of her duties here she also
works as the Assistant manager at the Grand Generation Manor, is an active EMT
and on the Callaway Fire Department.
Melissa is married to Pat Jorgenson and they
have a charming daughter named Alley. We
look forward to Family get-togethers because she brings Alley, who jumps right
in and helps! She enjoys walking and hiking, and spending time with her
daughter, grandparents and amazing friends.
Melissa’s co-workers nominated her and had
this to say about her, “Melissa saw I was trying to load my 11 chairs and
folding table in my vehicle after the Family Christmas Party and she came over,
loaded the bags of table cloths in my Durango and helped load the chairs and
table for me. It was much appreciated
after a long day. Thank You
Melissa!” They also wrote, “Melissa did
a great job organizing, planning and hosting our facility Christmas party. Everyone seemed to enjoy it!”
We asked Melissa why she loves what she
does, and she replied, “I enjoy what I do at CGLC because every day I get to
learn from experienced, knowledgeable, and charming people who always fill my
days with joy. Every single person at
CGLC has their talents and special gifts and I love to see the interactions
between the employees and residents. I
love to hear the memories they share, and to help make a difference any way I
can. It isn’t considered “work” if you
enjoy what you do.”
We are grateful that Melissa is on our
staff. Not only is she a caring person
and hard worker, but her dedication to her job means we are all better off and
can serve our residents to the best of our ability. Thank you Melissa for all you do.