The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Providence Place caregiver to receive prestigious annual Ceca Award Friday
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.