Debbie Adams, a wound care nurse at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, received Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 16, 2017, for her dedication to customer service.
Executives from Life Care awarded Adams a $1,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. She was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Eastern Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.
Adams has worked for Life Care for more than 24 years. While she does her job well daily, she was particularly praised for a specific act of caring in 2016.
When Adams found out that a short-term resident was homeless, she took it upon herself to help the resident and his fiancée find a place to live after the resident completed rehab. Adams also bought clothes and food for the fiancée and helped the couple move in.
“My heart went out to help them,” said Adams. “I’ve always tried to help people – God tells me to do it, and I do it.”
Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program rewards associates for extraordinary acts of kindness. Monthly awards are presented in Life Care facilities nationwide based on nominations from fellow associates, family members, residents and guests. Each facility then chooses an annual winner, from which the divisional winners are selected.
“Dedicated caregivers routinely go far above and beyond their job descriptions, and Debbie Adams certainly demonstrates by her example their professionalism and compassion for the residents they serve,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “We are proud of Debbie and the thousands she represents in their selfless approach to the needs of others.”