Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care provider in Massachusetts, is proud to announce that four of its hospice aides are among the 10 winners of the annual Compassionate Service Award, presented by the Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts.
The Care Dimensions hospice aides honored are Melanie Anderson, Joachim Bagirirwa, Noemi Reynoso and senior hospice aide Georgia Stewart. All submitted short essays about why they work in health care and about their patients’ impact on their careers.
Melanie Anderson wrote: “Every one of my patients has had an impact on me, even if I cared for them for just one or two days. I remember each one and I carry their memory with me to my next patient.”
“My goal is always to go the extra mile for my patients,” said Noemi Reynoso. “My patients have more needs than anybody else does and I don't rush them. I take my time, so they feel comfortable during each step of the appointment.”
“I chose to work in the healthcare field to make a difference by caring for every patient with love, compassion, and dignity,” said Joachim Bagirirwa.
Georgia Stewart wrote: “When I am with a patient, the patient is all that matters. I am privileged to spend the time with someone, one on one, who truly needs and appreciates the care I provide.”
The annual awards recognize compassionate care across Massachusetts and honor health care workers who provide exceptional service to their patients and families. This is the third consecutive year that at least 40% of the winners were from Care Dimensions.
"Our hospice aides are the true embodiment of compassionate care," said Care Dimensions President & CEO Stephanie Patel, MD. "Every day, while our 116 hospice aides providing personal care to patients, they talk, laugh and listen to precious stories of their patients’ lives, and share a special connection. I’m immensely proud of their dedication and compassion.”
“Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts appreciates the special care and dedication that firsthand health care workers provide for their patients and families,” said Christopher P. Goulet Sr., president of Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts. “This is an exceptional honor that we are proud to share with such dedicated people.”
Pictured here (left to right): Senior Hospice Aide Georgia Stewart, Hospice Aide Melanie Anderson and Hospice Aide Joachim Bagirirwa.
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.