The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

Prov­i­dence Place care­giver to re­ceive pres­ti­gious an­nual Ceca Award Fri­day

- Providence

One of Prov­i­dence Place Se­nior Liv­ing’s team mem­bers, Ni­cole Dudeck, will be awarded the 2019 Ceca An­nual Award for “Care­giver of the Year.”

Dudeck re­ceived the cam­pus-level award at the Drums com­mu­nity in De­cem­ber 2019 and was en­tered into the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion.

Her nom­i­na­tion was cho­sen by the board of di­rec­tors and ad­vis­ers at the Ceca Foun­da­tion for the an­nual award in which Dudeck will re­ceive a tro­phy, cel­e­bra­tion cer­e­mony and a $2,500 award.

The cer­e­mony will take place Fri­day at 1:30 p.m. at Prov­i­dence Place, 149 S. Hunter High­way, Drums.

Dudeck has been a part of the Prov­i­dence Place team for 10 years in var­i­ous roles through­out the com­mu­nity.

The an­nual nom­i­na­tion was pro­vided by Kim­berly Per­chak, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Drums cam­pus.

“Pro­vid­ing care is her pas­sion,” Per­chak said. “Ni­cole never has a bad day. In­stead, she will turn your bad day right around…. She has this kind­ness about her that is at­trac­tive. It makes her beau­ti­ful on the in­side.

“She brings res­i­dents treats, clothes, toi­letries items, just be­cause she wants to do some­thing spe­cial. She pays close at­ten­tion to the res­i­dents while she pro­vides care and when she hears of them wish­ing of some­thing (like French onion dip), the next day, they have it…

“Ni­cole not only pro­vides care, but she is a trainer, mem­ber of hos­pi­tal­ity com­mit­tee and med­i­ca­tion tech­ni­cian. She is well rounded so that she could do ev­ery­thing she can, within her scope, for our res­i­dents.”

Part ner­ing with the Ceca Foun­da­tion, Prov­i­dence Place has launched the award pro­gram and tech­nol­ogy in the Drums (Hazleton) and Pottsville mar­kets and plans to roll it out to all cam­puses through­out 2020.

The part­ner­ship sup­ports the com­pany’s mis­sion to sup­port and rec­og­nize their team mem­bers that go above and be­yond for each other and the com­mu­nity res­i­dents.

The Ceca Foun­da­tion was es­tab­lished in 2013 to cel­e­brate care­giver ex­cel­lence.

Since the launch of the pro­gram in 2014, more than 20,000 nomination­s have been sub­mit­ted by peers, res­i­dents, pa­tients and fam­i­lies to rec­og­nize those health­care work­ers for care­giv­ing ex­cel­lence.

More than 650 in­di­vid­u­als have been se­lected for the Ceca Award.

 ??  ?? Ni­cole Dudeck, front right, one of Prov­i­dence Place Se­nior Liv­ing’s team mem­bers, will be awarded the 2019 Ceca An­nual Award for “Care­giver of the Year.” Dudeck also won the cam­pus-level award in De­cem­ber. Pic­tured are, from left: front row, Kim Per­chak, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at Prov­i­dence Place, Drums; and Dudeck. Back row, Nathan Hamme, pres­i­dent, Ceca Foun­da­tion; Kevin Cysyk, di­rec­tor of as­sisted liv­ing, Penn­syl­va­nia Health Care As­so­caition;
and Rick Bar­ley, COO, Prov­i­dence Place.
Ni­cole Dudeck, front right, one of Prov­i­dence Place Se­nior Liv­ing’s team mem­bers, will be awarded the 2019 Ceca An­nual Award for “Care­giver of the Year.” Dudeck also won the cam­pus-level award in De­cem­ber. Pic­tured are, from left: front row, Kim Per­chak, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at Prov­i­dence Place, Drums; and Dudeck. Back row, Nathan Hamme, pres­i­dent, Ceca Foun­da­tion; Kevin Cysyk, di­rec­tor of as­sisted liv­ing, Penn­syl­va­nia Health Care As­so­caition; and Rick Bar­ley, COO, Prov­i­dence Place.

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