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, recently named Valaria Mays as a finalist for its first-annual Caregiver of the Year award. Valaria, a licensed practical nurse and nearly 12-year employee in the Tacoma office, was honored at a special ceremony at Maxim's headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.
Selected from a pool of nearly 40,000 caregivers across the United States, Valaria was first nominated by her co-workers in Tacoma 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 representative and title holder for the Caregiver of the Year for Maxim's West/Mountain West region.
"Valaria is the type of nurse that lights up the office when she walks in. She is not just a nurse but a friend and family figure to everyone!" said Ali Gibson, Accounts Manager at the Tacoma Homecare office.
After the awards ceremony concluded Valaria stated, "I was so surprised to be nominated and become one of the four finalists! I just try to do my job the best I can and am so grateful for this opportunity."
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 a chance to win the distinguished Caregiver of the Year honor. The other three regional representatives were Kimberly Taylor of Knoxville, Tennessee (Southeast), Bettye Miles-Lauren of Houston, Texas (Central), and Sabrina Anthony of Newport News, Virginia (Northeast).
As a finalist, Valaria 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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