Employee of the Month – September 2016

2016-9-staff-photo-alecia-cSeptember 2016 – Alecia C.

Alecia started with HHU through BrightStar and was brought on permanently in April 2012.  Alecia is a Hospice RN Case Manager for our North Hospice Team in Baraboo.  Alecia is a great team player and patient advocate.  Alecia has received many accolades through our Shining Star and Guardian Angel programs for providing the highest quality of care to our patients.  She has had many patients and families that request visits from her.  She is also the team’s preceptor for new staff.  You can always find Alecia going out of her way to meet the needs of the patients – whether it’s picking up extra shifts, working late, or quickly responding to the needs – Alecia always has a smile and calmly deals with these sometimes tough situations that our hospice patients and families are dealing with.  Please join us in congratulating Alecia on this recognition!

What do you enjoy most about working at Home Health United?

First and foremost, I love my position as an RNCM for HHU North Hospice. The patients and families I have been honored to help through a difficult journey and time in their lives has made me a stronger, yet a more humble person. I have been introduced to some of the most amazing, interesting and fascinating people that I would never have met otherwise. I have been introduced to different cultures, religions, and ways of life and feel this has made me a better person.

Secondly, would be my co-workers. I feel I can call on any of my co-workers, regardless of the discipline, and get the assistance I need. Hospice is a hard, stressful, and difficult job. I know I can call on anyone for help with a patient, to bounce ideas off of, to vent, or to just have a laugh because it is needed.

If you look at past responses from other HHU employees, you see that this is a theme. That says a lot about Home Health United as an organization.

What does Employee of the Month mean to you?
Although I do not accept recognition easily, I feel honored to receive this recognition. Although my job is not easy, it is not as difficult as what our patients and their families are going through on a daily basis. My hope is that I am making a difference and helping those people I interact with. Receiving this nomination validates that for me.

When you’re not at Home Health United, what do you enjoy doing?
From spring to fall, I am outside as much as possible. I spend time with my husband fishing/boating, golfing, and hiking. I also like being alone in my kayak, gardening, and taking our dog for a walk. In the winter I hate being cold so I stay