Compassus – Meridian recognizes local nursing assistant

MERIDIAN, Idaho – The Compassus program serving Meridian and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Tanya Pinkston during National Nursing Assistants Week June 14-21. Pinkston, who has been a nursing assistant with Compassus for four 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 Tanya 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 Sarah LeVasseur, executive director for Compassus – Meridian. “Tanya 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.”


“Tanya is a blessing to our patients and their families,” said Vicki Brutsman, director of clinical services for Compassus – Meridian. “She has a special gift of building trust and creating an atmosphere where our patients feel at ease and safe. The entire hospice team appreciates her great care and valuable ideas.”

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 – Meridian 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.

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