October Shooting Star Award Winner

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Aspire is proud to recognize Angela Huffman as our October Shooting Star Award Winner!

Each month Aspire collects outstanding employee recognition called Shooting Star nominations.  These are voted upon and awarded at our monthly staff meeting.  All of the monthly award winners are voted upon each year to select our yearly Shooting Star Award winner.

No words on this nomination could express the gratitude that I have for Angela’s perseverance and outstanding performance under difficult circumstances. For the past 6 months (and counting), Angela has been covering the responsibilities of 2 full time nurses.

May Aspire staff can appreciate the stress caused by turnover and running short-handed. However, many of us have a team to share the burden, or are permitted some flexibility with daily/weekly/monthly duties considering the circumstances. But when it comes to medical issues…timely assessments, communications and judgments are essential…and for the sole nurse, there is usually no one to “take up the slack”.

Angela has maintained a positive attitude, she stays motivated to take on each day despite the fatigue I know she feels. She never truly has a day off, as she is the ONLY person carrying the on-call nursing phone (imagine doing that EVERY DAY for over 6 MONTHS!). Her weekends aren’t even hers, and a “vacation” day is never truly a day of rest. Yet, most of us would never know she is enduring this (she makes it easy for the rest of us to overlook or forget this reality).

Angela still seems to get it all done despite daily interruptions, demands and other commitments (meetings, trainings, etc). She’s managing the workload with long hours (she’s almost always the last one out of the office (it is often 6-7pm) before she leaves) just to get home and read more messages online. And despite all of this I can count on Angela every time for consistency of performance. her dedication has not gone unnoticed! Thank you Angela!

~Nominated by Jennifer Gray

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