Compassus – Joplin Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

Tara Cook receives recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week

The Compassus program serving Joplin and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Tara Cook during National Nursing Assistants Week June 15-22 for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.

“We are proud to recognize Tara for her tireless efforts over the past 13 years to provide our patients and their families with superior care that goes beyond fulfilling their medical and emotional needs, delivering a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients,” said Janet Gard, executive director for Compassus – Joplin. “Tara’s positive and calming attitude, exceptional empathy and compassion for her 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 U.S., 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 – Joplin 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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