April 12, 2010 -
Olympic Medical Home Health continues to receive accolades among its peers. The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) recognized Fran Sisson, administrator, and Lea Alin-Alin, home health aide, during their 17th annual awards ceremony on April 7 in Seattle.
“Fran and Lea are very deserving of these awards,” says Pamela Hawney, assistant administrator, Olympic Medical Center. “They are dedicated to their patients, the home health field and their fellow employees. We are proud they are part of our award-winning home health team.”
Hero of the Year
Sisson earned the “Hero of the Year” Award. Her staff nominated her for this award because they feel her wisdom and insight, in the most complex situations, is extraordinary. She provides guidance and mentorship to her employees and connects with them on a personal level. “Fran checks in with us to see if we’re okay and helps us achieve personal goals,” says Joan Warren, quality care manager, Olympic Medical Home Health. “Fran is also one of the first to help – whether it’s a patient, caregiver or co-worker – she respectfully reaches out and nurtures.”
Beyond Sisson’s personal touch, she is a professional woman who knows the home health business. She maintains her knowledge of advances and programs that will benefit her staff and her patients. Currently, she is providing leadership in a collaborative effort to promote Medicare-certified hospice services in the Clallam County community.
Home Care Aide of the Year
Lea Alin-Alin earned the “Home Care Aide of the Year” Award. Her fellow employees say Alin-Alin is a natural caregiver. “She performs well in challenging situations and is excellent at putting a patient at ease,” says Sisson. “She works well with patients and staff. She is credited with helping a number of patients avoid a trip to the hospital.”
Olympic Medical Home Health is an award-winning, Medicare-certified home health provider for residents of Clallam County and West Jefferson County. It has earned a place among the top-100 HomeCare Elite in the nation in three of the last four years. For more information on the services Olympic Medical provides, please call (360) 417-7315 or log on to www.olympicmedical.org and click on “Services” then “Home Health.”
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.