Lena stepped in as our nursing coordinator during a time we were undergoing major changes at the Recovery Center at Gresham. She hit the floor running and continues to successfully manage a multitude of responsibilities. It has been a pleasure to watch her grow into her role.
Lena is very knowledgeable and stays on top of keeping our policies updated–a chore in itself! She is always kind and compassionate to our residents and supportive to staff. She has a way of putting you at ease, even when discussing an uncomfortable topic. We have had significant staffing issues, but she is always there to step in when needed. No matter what is going on, she never complains. Always professional, she goes the extra mile. One night when I came in to work, I casually mentioned I burned my dinner and didn’t get a chance to eat. To my surprise, she left and returned with a frozen dinner entree she had purchased for me!
Before Lena became our coordinator, she was a staff RN at our facility. When I transferred here, I felt very uncomfortable, but she always made me feel accepted and worthwhile.
Nominated by Sharon Aumani at The Recovery Center @ Gresham