Carol Dickens, a certified nursing assistant at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center was recently selected as one of the “Fabulous 50” award recipients for 2014 by the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association.
Dickens serves as a peer mentor and is also a health care technician II at the nursing care facility in Wilson that serves individuals who cannot be served in traditional nursing care facilities due to having serious psychiatric and physical illnesses.
The annual award provides the opportunity to acknowledge frontline, unlicensed personnel who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the long-term care profession. The award is granted to 50 individuals statewide, 10 from each of the association’s five districts, from among the thousands of unlicensed personnel who care for and support residents living in long-term care facilities. A panel of judges from the NCHFA Education and Programs Committee selected the recipients.
Dickens has been employed at Longleaf for 12 years in the Nursing Department. She was nominated by Carolyn Horne, RN, supervisor and Terri Price, RN, nurse preceptor for her dedication to quality resident care, leadership skills, and active participation in Longleaf’s improvement projects.
Rep. Nelson Dollar presented Dickens with the award signed by Gov. Pat McCrory at a ceremony and dinner held last fall at the Renaissance North Hills in Raleigh.