From left: Mandy Tyre, ADCO; Vicki Burr; and Jessica Davis, EDO
Statewide Association for Long Term Care Facilities Bestows Honors to Outstanding Skilled Nursing Care Providers in Ten Regions Throughout Texas
October 13, 2021 – Following one of the most challenging years as a health care provider caring for the most vulnerable population during a global pandemic, a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) at Focused Care at Center, a local long term skilled nursing care community, was recognized by the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) for her outstanding delivery of nursing care. Vicki Burr, CNA, was presented with the award for Region 6 at the THCA’s Annual Convention in September.
From left: Susan Dinbali, DCO and Vicki Burr
“I was so excited to receive this honor and to be recognized by my peers, the family members of those I care for and most importantly, the residents of Focused Care at Center,” said Burr. “This is a very difficult time for all of us and it means so much to know that people recognize you are in this job for all the right reasons and that you can make the lives of others better.”
Criteria for CNA awardees include:
- Innovation in caring for residents, addressing family members needs and fellow staff interaction in the delivery of nursing care in the long term care setting
- Dedication in the continued commitment and professional development
“To say that I’m proud is an understatement,” said Mark McKenzie, founder and CEO of Focused Post Acute Care Partners, a long term care company with 31 skilled nursing communities in Texas. “Focused Care direct care providers (DCRs) won 3 out of 9 awards given throughout the state and that really speaks to the quality and character of the people who believe in our mission and stayed with us through the most difficult of times. Vicki is one of our champions and I am proud of her and her commitment to our seniors.”
Nominees for the statewide recognition must have letters of recommendation from supervisors, Directors of Nurses, co-workers, residents and their family members. The assessment for recognition includes nursing skills and knowledge, the ability to deliver patient-centered care and the impact on residents’ health, safety, and quality of life.