BILLINGS, Mont. – The Compassus program serving Billings and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Linda Gerondale during National Nursing Assistants Week June 14-21. Gerondale, who has been a nursing assistant with Compassus for 10 years, is being recognized for her dedication to providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.
“We are proud to recognize Linda for her tireless commitment to providing superior hospice care. Nursing assistants go beyond fulfilling patients’ medical needs – they truly dedicate their lives to caring for and supporting others,” said Misse Iverson, executive director for Compassus – Billings. “Linda is an integral part of the Compassus team and, thanks to her selfless service, our program is able to deliver a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients and their loved ones.”
“Linda’s devotion and attention to each patient never waivers,” said Carol Whittle, director of clinical services for Compassus – Billings. “She finds the heart and soul of each patient and cares for them with dignity. All of her colleagues hold her in high esteem.”
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.
Compassus – Billings 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 http://cna-network.org/.
For information about Compassus – Billings, please visit compassus.com/billings or call (406) 294-0785.