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November 8, 2019

10 Employees Recognized at 2019 Awards Events

Danvers and Waltham--Care Dimensions recently recognized 10 employees at the nonprofit’s annual Staff Appreciation and Awards Breakfasts held in Danvers and Waltham. Service awards were given to those employees with five,10, 15, and 20 years of service. In addition, several employees were recognized by their peers for outstanding service and compassionate care in support of Care Dimensions' work and mission in 2019.

 The Danvers Staff Appreciation and Awards Breakfast Event

 Joining President and CEO Pat Ahern (third from left; front) are (l-r): Karen Ames, Clinical Manager; Christina McCann, for whom the "Service Before Self" Leadership Award is named; Johanna Lent, Human Resources Director; Angela Chang, Social Worker; Stacy Hess, Registered Nurse; Patricia Lemonosky, Hospice Aide; Angela Wallace, Hospice Aide; and Michael Swindell, husband of Martha Swindell, for whom the Martha Swindell Dragonfly Award is named. 

The Waltham Staff Appreciation and Awards Breakfast Event

 Joining President and CEO Pat Ahern (2nd from left) are (l-r): Tun Aung, Registered Nurse; Jocelyne Chrispin, Hospice Aide; Aushiana Perryman, Hospice Aide; and Laci Gentry, Social Worker.  

The Rick Vescovi Memorial Award is given in memory of Rick Vescovi, a dedicated social worker for Hospice of the North Shore. The 2019 recipients are Framingham resident Laci Gentry, a social worker at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, and Reading resident Angela Chang, a social worker at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.  

The Kathleen Schroot Memorial Award is given to a nurse at Care Dimensions in honor of Kathleen Schroot, the first registered nurse hired at the organization in 1989. The 2019 recipients are Malden resident Tun Aung, a weekend nurse, and Beverly resident Stacy Hess, a nurse at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

The Lane-Butler Gift of Compassion is an annual gift to Care Dimensions hospice aides honoring the life of David Lane and the compassion of his Care Dimensions hospice aide, John Butler. The 2019 recipients are Dorchester resident Jocelyne Chrispin and Beverly resident Patricia Lemonosky.

The Martha Swindell Dragonfly Award honors the hospice work of Martha Swindell, RN who served as a Care Dimensions nurse and, later, as a hospice aide supervisor. The 2019 recipients are Waltham resident Aushiana Perryman and Seabrook, NH resident Angela Wallace.

The Christina McCann Service Before Self Leadership Award, in honor of Christina McCann, former VP of Philanthropy and member of the Board of Directors, is given to two members of the Care Dimensions leadership team to celebrate exemplary leadership across the organization.  The 2019 recipients are Rowley resident Johanna Lent, Director of HRIS and HR Operations, and Medford resident Karen Ames, clinical manager.

As a non-profit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions is the largest provider of hospice, palliative care and grief support services in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978, the nonprofit serves 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts, caring for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities (the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers).

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The Care Dimensions Hospice House, located in Lincoln on the Waltham town line, is a gracious and private home-like setting for patients who need hospital-level care for complex pain and symptom management. To learn more, call our Referral Center at 888-287-1255.

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.