COLUMBIA, Md., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to recognize and celebrate its outstanding caregivers Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., an established provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services, today named Sabrina Anthony its first annual Caregiver of the Year. Sabrina, a licensed practical nurse and nearly nine-year employee, was honored during a special ceremony at Maxim's headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.
Selected from a pool of nearly 40,000 caregivers across the United States, Sabrina was first nominated by the local office in Newport News, Virginia, as the Office Caregiver of the Year for consistently demonstrating superior commitment to excellence based on four key focus areas: Compliance, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Operational Strength.
She was then selected as the District winner and ultimately advanced to serve as the Northeast Regional representative before claiming the national title of Maxim's first ever Caregiver of the Year.
"Our goal was to create a program to honor and celebrate caregivers who genuinely go out of their way to improve the lives of our patients every day. To us, Sabrina is the true definition of what it means to go above and beyond," said Tim Kuhn, Maxim's Chief Culture Officer. "The bond that she shares with the patient and family she currently cares for is remarkable. She is an inspiration to all of us and we are so proud that she is a part of the Maxim family."
During her acceptance speech, Sabrina stated, "I don't do this for the recognition, I do it because I love my job and because I love my patient."
A panel of judges from Maxim's headquarters hand-picked four finalists to represent the Company's top caregivers in each region (Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West/Mountain West) and be considered for the distinguished Caregiver of the Year honor. The other three Regional representatives were Kimberly Lovin of Knoxville, Tennessee (Southeast), Bettye Miles-Lauren of Houston, Texas (Central), and Valaria Mays of Tacoma, Washington (West/Mountain West Region).
As the winner, Sabrina received a cash prize and a trip to Maxim's headquarters for a special awards ceremony and meet-and-greet with Company leadership and employees. Nominations are currently underway for the 2012 Caregiver of the Year Awards program.
About Maxim Healthcare Services
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. provides home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services across the U.S. Founded in 1988, Maxim is focused on delivering quality patient care and a commitment to employee development with an emphasis on customer service. Today Maxim is an established partner in the industry and is constantly evolving to address the needs of the healthcare industry. We regularly research new markets, expand our geographical presence, and diversify our client services. Our focus on quality patient care and compliance is the foundation for our success. For more information about Maxim Healthcare Services, visit www.maximhealthcare.com, learn more about Maxim Healthcare Services, Maxim Staffing, or connect with Maxim Healthcare on LinkedIn.
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