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From L to R: Bob Speelman, Ann Wilson

June 2, 2017

NOTE: This story is taken from the blog of Atlas Healthcare Solutions owner, Bob Speelman. Maria Joseph is a proud part of the Atlas Healthcare Solutions family. Each week Bob works as a nursing assistant in one of his facilities to better learn the Atlas company slogan - "Supporting Superior Care."

I had the privilege the other day of working at Maria Joseph Nursing & Rehabilitation with an incredible nursing assistant, Ann Wilson. Maria Joseph is a 280-bed nursing home in Dayton, Ohio with all private rooms. It’s enormous. It has the most beautiful chapel that I have ever seen, right in the middle of the facility. While Maria Joseph really is a beautiful facility, I left there being amazed by one person - Ann. She has been a nursing assistant there for, get this, 27 years! WOW!

I was really looking forward to working with Ann and seeing what makes a person stay committed to being an STNA for 27 years, and at the same facility for the entire time. It didn’t take me long to figure out why.

Ann is a loving and caring person through and through. It’s in her DNA. It’s who she is. When we walked the hall on her floor she hugged and loved on every resident she passed, and every one of their faces lit up when they saw Ann coming. She is the embodiment of our company slogan, “Supporting Superior Care.”

Ann is a loving and caring person through and through. It’s in her DNA. It’s who she is... She is the embodiment of our company slogan, “Supporting Superior Care.”

I asked one of the residents what made Ann such a good nursing assistant, and he responded, “She loves us and she makes us feel worthwhile.” I can’t imagine a bigger compliment than that! It’s humbling to know how fortunate we are as a company to have employees like Ann working for us. Their passion for what they do and their gift of caring for others is something we need to honor and celebrate.

With so much changing in long-term care, with the increased focus on quality measures, and improved clinical metrics, there are lots of opinions, webinars, continuing education classes, and books on how to reach these goals. Maybe all of us need to learn from someone like Ann who hasn’t forgotten the basics of superior care: love your residents and make them feel worthwhile.

Thank you, Ann. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. Thank you for 27 years of loving our residents. You are an amazing woman and an inspiration to us all!

Bob Speelman, STNA

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