More than 140 long-term care facility and home-based care employees recognized for commitment to keeping patients and residents safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., May 19, 2020 – MatrixCare is pleased to honor post-acute healthcare workers as part of the company’s “Nominate a Hero” program, an initiative launched last month to honor the committed employees working for out-of-hospital care facilities and home-based care organizations who are going above and beyond the call of duty to keep their patients and residents informed, safe, healthy, and happy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 142 healthcare workers representing over 100 facilities and home-based care organizations nationwide, including those in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, life plan communities, home health and hospice, were nominated by their colleagues for their heroic efforts during these challenging times.

The selected heroes’ titles range from director of nursing to dining services’ sous chef. Their brave actions include everything from implementing technology that allows residents to communicate with their family members to ensuring all social distancing and health guidelines are followed. Many are working beyond their allotted shifts to socialize with patients, source supplies, and implement new procedures in alignment with public health guidelines.

“The healthcare professionals and employees on the front lines caring for some of our nation’s most at-risk individuals are working around the clock to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing,” said Steve Pacicco, president and CEO of MatrixCare. “Our team at MatrixCare applauds these heroes for their enduring commitment as we aim to raise awareness for their selfless acts.”

Some of the recognized healthcare heroes include:

  • Ashley Collins, director of nursing services with American Senior Communities’ American Village in Indianapolis, Ind., who has expertly led the nursing staff at her facility through the challenges of COVID-19, all while taking care of her young daughter and being pregnant with her second child.
  • Barbara Wood, director of fund development at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Ariz., who launched a web page sharing information and changes to procedures so that all residents have up-to-date information throughout the pandemic.
  • Maggie Matsas, assistant director of nursing at Suncrest Home Health and Hospice in Chicago, who has tirelessly assisted terminally ill patients in hospice care and provided support for her fellow colleagues and staff members.
  • Irene Carr, director of recreation therapy at Central Island Healthcare in Plainview, N.Y., who has helped residents and their families keep in touch during this difficult time by assisting them with FaceTime and Duo calls.

MatrixCare has been sharing videos featuring these healthcare heroes and the inspiring nominations submitted by their colleagues on the company’s website here.


About MatrixCare
MatrixCare enables long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations to provide better health outcomes for seniors while successfully managing risk in out-of-hospital care delivery. Multiyear winner of the Best in KLAS Award for Long-Term Care Software, MatrixCare is trusted by thousands of senior living, skilled nursing, and accountable care organizations; life plan communities; and private-duty, home health, and hospice agencies. MatrixCare’s active care management platform helps providers connect and collaborate to keep America’s seniors healthy and optimize outcomes for the populations under their care.

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