The Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI) has recognized Julie Tinsman, a CNA with Gibson Area Hospital Long Term Care (Annex), as one of their “Heroes in Long Term Care.” Julie was recognized for this award because of her outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the quality of life to the residents of the Annex, as well her sense of caring, selflessness, and commitment to facility life.
Annex Resident Council Members (Front) Jani Fraim, Bernice Paulsen and Shirley Peeken
pose with Annex HCCI Hero honoree (Back) Julie Tinsman.
“Julie is a true leader every day she comes to work. She is always compassionate and caring with the residents and is willing to go the extra mile to make their day special,” said Annex Director of Nursing Kristy Elder. “She has taken on the role of lead CNA and orients all new CNAs. She always has a big smile on her face and maintains a great working relationship with her coworkers. Residents love the extra care and attention she gives and her peers see her as a respected leader.”
As part of National Nursing Home Week, HCCI recognizes the “heroes” in Illinois LTC Facilities. Award winners are chosen among the many dedicated and caring staff members and residents who have made meaningful contributions to the lives within their facilities.
This is the third year in a row an Annex employee has been recognized by HCCI as a Hero in Long Term Care.