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Joining President and CEO Stephanie Patel (center) at the North Shore ceremony were Marise Belice, Jennifer Sawyer, Meghan Achadinha, Caroline Coolen, Jenne Robertson, and Julia Murphy.

12 Employees Recognized at Care Dimensions Annual Employee Awards

December 16, 2022

Care Dimensions recognized 12 employees for the nonprofit’s annual Employee Awards, nominated by their peers for outstanding service and compassionate care in support of Care Dimensions' work and mission in 2022.

The Rick Vescovi Memorial Award is given in memory of Rick Vescovi, a dedicated social worker for Hospice of the North Shore. The 2022 recipients are Jenne Robertson, social worker based out of the North Shore office, and Jacqueline Butler, a social worker serving patients and families at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln.

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 2022 recipients are Julia Murphy, a clinical educator based out of the North Shore office, and Harrison Wangi, an RN case manager for Greater Boston.

Award recipients honored at the Greater Boston ceremony were Michelle McCall, Jacqueline Elliot, Taylor Hughes, Harrison Wangi and Jackie Butler. They were joined by President and CEO Stephanie Patel (left). Not pictured: Allan Waweru.


The Lane-Butler Gift of Compassion is given to Care Dimensions hospice aides honoring the life of David Lane and the compassion of his Care Dimensions hospice aide, John Butler. The 2022 recipients are Marise Belice and Allan Waweru.

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 2022 recipients are Caroline Coolen and Taylor Hughes.

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 2022 recipients are Jennifer Sawyer, director of the Kaplan Family Hospice House, and Michelle McCall, clinical director based out of the Greater Boston office.

The Excellence in Action Award is given to two non-clinical/non-patient-facing staff members whose consistent support, dedication and teamwork help ensure that Care Dimensions attains its mission and maintains its excellence. The 2022 recipients are Meghan Achadinha, human resources manager based in the North Shore office, and Jacqueline Elliot, centralized staffing coordinator for Greater Boston.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore,  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 over 100 communities in Massachusetts.

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