Caregiver Award Monthly Winners
January 2019 WINNER
Fresenius Kidney Care of Cheyenne
"I was diagnosed with kidney failure and Katie was my nurse for dialysis. She made herself available and was always there to give me support. She has shown me that I am not a number. Instead I am a person in her life. Giving time, friendship and even love takes a very special person. She takes caregiving to a new level for so many."
Pictured from left to right, John-Daniel Kulseth of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, and award winner, Katie Peters.
The winner receives an award, a bouquet of flowers courtesy of Bouquets Unlimited. The winner will also receive an invitation to the Annual Community Caregiver Award Banquet and will be one of twelve candidates to be selected as the Community Caregiver of the Year.
SEPTEMBER 2018 WINNER
Susan Meinz, LPN
Primrose Retirement Community
"Susan is a nursing professional who uses her knowledge and experience to provide excellent care. She takes time to know the residents and is very attuned to the smallest changes that might be affecting the well-being of each resident. She is dedicated, caring, compassionate and has a wonderful sense of humor!."
Pictured from left to right: Julie Herzog, Co-Chairperson, Community Cargiver Award Winner, Susan Meinz; and Director, Reuben Carrillo, Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
JULY 2018 WINNER
Sally Whelan, RN
Davis Hospice Center
"Sally was so kind and caring while my mother was at Davis Hospice Center. Not only did she care for my sweet, loving mother, but she cared for all of us as well. My mother was dying but she would look forward to seeing Sally so that they could talk. Mom would tell Sally stories of her journey, and Sally would listen and confirm, never telling mom she was seeing things or acting as if she was in a hurry to get to the next patient. Sally truly has a special gift and a warm caring spirit. She is a gentle person who understands what a person is going through for both the person on their journey and their loved ones. I have been blessed to have had her in my life, even for just a short moment in time. And no one was more blessed than my mother who had her in her life up until the very end. Thank you so much, Sally, for everything you do, every day, for everyone you touch."
Pictured from left to right: Tawney Bass, Co-Chairperson; Sally Whelan, Winner; Alex Aragon, Owner, Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
The winner receives an award, a bouquet of flowers courtesy of La Fleur Florist, and a gift certificate courtesy of Wyoming Rib & Chop House. The winner will also receive an invitation to the Annual Community Caregiver Award Banquet and will be one of twelve candidates to be selected as the Community Caregiver of the Year.
JUNE 2018 WINNER
Director of Nursing, Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness
"Heidi has been an active presence in the medical field all throughout Laramie County for the past 20 years. The Granite residents and staff are extremely lucky to have her as a leader, friend and companion. There is not one resident in our entire building that Heidi has not spent ample time getting to know. In addition, she spends time with family members getting to know them as well. She is a compassionate, empathetic caregiver who teaches her staff to see things from the perspective of a resident or family member. We have a growing family here at Granite and the matriarch is Heidi."