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Providence Health Care honored

Providence Health Care recently was honored by Great Lakes Caring with its 2014 Award for Excellence. On hand as Great Lakes Caring provided the award were (front, from left) Kelly Lewis, RN, Unit Manager; Karen Nussmeier, Social Worker; Amber Mershon, RN, Transition Care Coordinator; Kim Wright, BSN, Director of Nursing; Gerald Dutton, Director; Michael Johnson, Great Lakes Caring; Lydia Alumbaugh, RN, Medicare Unit Manager; Beth Young, LPN, Staffing Coordinator; Peggy Lubbehusen, Administrative Assistant, (back) Jessica Bland, LPN, Admissions Coordinator, and Jennifer Calvert, LPN, Director of Health Information.

Great Lakes Caring Hospice and Home Health, based in Jackson, Michigan, recently announced That Providence Health Care of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, was one of its recipients for the 2014 Award for Excellence.

Chosen from more than 1,200 facilities, physicians and hospitals across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, Providence Health Care, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, was honored by receiving the award.

“We were recognized by our peers in the medical community as doing an excellent job,” PHC Director Gerald Dutton said. “This says we have a staff that is caring on the tradition of excellence Providence Health Care is known for.”

Dutton added this is the first time the facility had received the award.

In a letter provided to Dutton, Great Lakes Caring stated Providence Health Care was selected for three reasons, including:

• Its belief in the importance of good communication between Great Lakes Caring and the Providence Health Care staff,

• For keeping in mind the needs of patients and the importance of making timely referrals, and

• For the support and understanding of the importance of collaborative care when a patient is in need of hospice, palliative or home health care.

This is the seventh year Great Lakes Caring has presented the award to its honorees.

Originally serving only the Sisters of Providence, in 2012, Providence Health Care opened to patients from the general public. It offers top-rated holistic care for inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy and 24-hour skilled nursing care with private rooms.

For more information, log on to www.PHCWoods.com.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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