Compassus – Albuquerque Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Compassus program serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Desiree Contreras during National Nursing Assistants Week, June 9 -16, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.

“We are proud to recognize Desiree for her tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with superior hospice care that goes beyond fulfilling their medical and emotional needs, delivering a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients,” said Elizabeth Ross, executive director for Compassus – Albuquerque. “Desiree’s positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes her an integral part of the care we provide. We are extremely fortunate to have her on the Compassus team.”

Nursing assistants provide as much as 90 percent of the direct long term care delivered in the United States, interacting daily with an array of personalities, cultures, abilities and disabilities in nursing homes, home care, hospice, assisted living, and other long term care settings.

“Desiree is amazing at making patients feel special. She is often found fixing hair and painting nails to make patients feel beautiful. She routinely goes above and beyond her job duties just to ensure that each and every patient feels like they are the only patient she has,” continued Ross.

Compassus – Albuquerque will recognize other local nursing assistants during National Nursing Assistants Week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.

For more information about National Nursing Assistants Week, visit For more information about Compassus – Albuquerque services, call (505) 332-0847.