Compassus – Fort Washington Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

Adriana Dalessio receives recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week

The Compassus program serving Fort Washington and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Adriana Dalessio 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 Adriana for her tireless efforts 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 Joan Raftery, director of clinical services for Compassus – Fort Washington. “Adriana’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.”

Adriana has been accepted to Gwynedd Mercy University’s BSN program and will begin courses this fall. She will continue her work with Compassus in order to become an RN Case Manager upon graduation.

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 – Fort Washington 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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