Compassus – Auburn Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

Linda Welch receives recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week

The Compassus program serving Auburn and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Linda Welch during National Nursing Assistants Week June 15-22 for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families. Welch serves as a night shift hospice aide for the program’s inpatient unit, Bethany House.

“We are proud to recognize Linda for her tireless efforts over the past 26 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 Patty Baggett,  executive director for Compassus – Auburn. “Linda’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 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 – Auburn 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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