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Seven St. Ann’s employees earn STAR awards!

Posted on September 6, 2019

Seven employees of St. Ann’s Community were recently recognized for going above and beyond in caring for residents and awarded with a STAR. The STAR Award allows residents and family members to thank the exceptional staff caring for the most important people on earth. Gifts to The Star Fund will support a variety of recognition activities designed to thank all of St. Ann’s employees.


 Sammy Scott
(pictured with Heather Wyffels), was nominated by the family of Wanda, a St. Ann’s Resident.

“Sammy rode with Wanda to her surgeon’s office to have x-rays and remained with her until I could get there from work,” he says. “She greatly appreciated his assistance with the nurses and x-ray.  She explained that he was a very kind and caring helper.  Terrific employee.”


 Christine Agnitti (LPN, 2nd floor of SAH) was nominated for the STAR award by the daughter of Dale,  a St. Ann’s resident.

The nomination read: “Five years of exceptional care of my father.  She is always professional, caring, with a true passion for her patients.  Her love is contagious!”


 Susan Dillenbeck (CNA, 5th floor SAH) and Liliana Rivera (CNA, 5th floor SAH) were nominated by a resident’s family.

The nominations read:
“Susan’s level of caring is evident in the way she treats Wanda. She is always looking for the safest way to support her needs.  We truly appreciate her level of care.”

“After Wanda’s fall and return from a visit to her surgeon’s office for an x-ray, Liliana realized Wanda came back weak and needed to eat and needed extra assistance.  She helped Wanda transfer without putting pressure on her right leg and then got her some lunch.  We truly appreciate her assistance on a very exhausting day.”


 Dannekah Stith-Scott (LPN), was awarded by a resident’s family.

“Dannekah’s care and concern for our parents’ well-being is evident each time we visit them,” The family said. “She relates anecdotes of Dad’s jokes, makes sure Mom is comfortable; she helps them maintain as gracefully as they can despite their advanced ages.”


 Josie DiPisa (Marketing Representative) and Julianie Morales (Dining Services) were both nominated by Peter, a short-term respite resident at Chapel Oaks.

Their nominations read:
“The spirit of Josie’s caring surpassed our expectations. Her awareness to resident needs is exemplary.”

“Julianie’s smile and welcoming manner is her usual way of acting.”

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